Americans for Ben-Gurion University (A4BGU) and Academy for Jewish Religion (AJR) discuss how fundamental Jewish values inform our eagerness for scientific knowledge and how that knowledge is helping make Israel a driving force in creating a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable world with Terri Alpert, A4BGU’s Board of Directors Officer, Professor Simon Barak, plant molecular biologist at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at BGU, and Bruce Alpert, ordained rabbi at AJR and current rabbi at Wallingford Connecticut’s Beth Israel Synagogue.