Jerusalem U & Jewish National Fund present the

Canadian Premiere Screening
Sustainable Nation

March 27, 2019

7:00 pm VIP reception*
7:45 pm Film Screening + Q+A
with Exec Producer, Raphael Shore

Jacob Family Theatre @Baycrest
3560 Bathurst Street, North York

*Reception for VIP, Benefactor and Cinematographer ticket levels only

Sustainable Nation, Jerusalem U’s new hour-long documentary, is the inspiring story of how three visionaries are taking valuable lessons learned from Israel’s water shortage and addressing the world’s water-energy crisis by bringing their solutions to a world in which one in 10 people lacks access to safe drinking water and women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water.

But water is just the beginning. The work of the three Israelis highlights the nexus between food, energy and water and how solving these enormous challenges can help free women and the world from life threatening poverty, illness and lack of opportunity.

From the creators of Netflix-featured Beneath the Helmet and PBS-featured Israel Inside, Sustainable Nation shows how a small group is helping to quench the thirst of an increasingly dry world.

Jerusalem U is a groundbreaking media company for young Jews. We create purpose-driven content for an audience looking to engage with their heritage and history. Using innovative storytelling that sparks ideas, conversations and discussions, we are re-framing how the eternal Jewish story is being transmitted to the next generation.

We educate young Jews (ages 13-34), informing attitudes, knowledge and behaviors. The films we produce also have broad impact outside of our core target market. We look to shift the conversation about Israel and the Jewish People worldwide.

For decades the Jewish National Fund of Canada has served as the caretaker of the land of Israel. This mission took the role of planting trees, building water reservoirs, preparing land for new communities, and building parks and bicycle trails. More recently, JNF Canada has taken on projects to build the social infrastructure of the land of Israel for the benefit of the People of Israel. We have partnered with a variety of Israeli NGO’s to build infrastructure to benefit vulnerable populations such as youth-at-risk, victims of domestic abuse, special needs children, veterans and the poor. This is Who We Are: We are Building the Foundations of Israel’s Future.

Tickets and Sponsorship Levels

Your contribution will enable Jerusalem U and JNF to continue their vital work and will assist with the wide distribution of this important film.
You will receive a tax receipt for the maximum amount allowed by CRA.
All event proceeds will be split equally between Jerusalem U and JNF.


Jacob Family Theatre at the Posluns Auditorium @ Baycrest
3560 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6A 2E1, Canada

For more information
Esther Todes, Program Director, JNF
416-638-7200 ext 145

Jerusalem U Leadership

Raphael Shore, Jerusalem U Founder and CEO, is a Canadian-Israeli rabbi, educator and film producer. Shore produced Sustainable Nation, about Israeli advances in water technology, and the 2017 documentary When the Smoke Clears about wounded Israeli war veterans. He also produced the 2016 mini-documentary about an Israeli-Ethiopian soldier, Mekonen, and its 2015 predecessor, Beneath the Helmet (rated one of Netflix’s top five military movies), a coming-of-age film about five Israeli soldiers. Two more of his powerful productions are the documentary Crossing the Line 2, exploring the proliferation of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments on college campuses, and the 2012 PBS-featured film, Israel Inside, about contemporary Israel and its global contributions. All his films serve as pillars of Jerusalem U’s Israel and Jewish curricula.

Dina Rabhan is the President of Jerusalem U and is responsible for the vision and strategy of the organization with a focus on creating scalable educational products and platforms to reach and impact Jewish high school and college students. Prior to this, Dina worked as an educational consultant supporting 200+ Jewish Day Schools worldwide. She holds an LMSW from Rutgers University and is completing her doctoral dissertation in education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Education. Dina passionately believes that the Jewish community must invest more in digital strategies to secure the overall vitality of the Jewish people and a vibrant Jewish future.