The Enlighten Foundation Opens Project Sparkle Israel to Support Bedouins

On March 8th, The Enlighten Foundation will host an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the Bedouin population in Israel at the JW Marriot in Cherry Creek. The Enlighten Foundation’s Executive Director, Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado’s President & CEO, and the Director of Social Services in Segev Shalom will be sharing the stage to discuss issues impacting Israel, the life and challenges Bedouins face, as well as how the Judeo-Christian community in Denver can positively impact this population.

We are pleased and proud to be a part of such an amazing effort to educate the Denver community about the extraordinary relationships between the Bedouins in the Negev and the State of Israel,” said Doug Seserman, President and CEO of Federation. “A joint effort with The Enlighten Foundation allows both organizations to be leaders in support of the Jewish and Christian efforts to help Israel.”

In partnership with the Federation and the Segev Shalom community, The Enlighten Foundation opened a Project Sparkle Site in Israel in 2012 to provide educational support for the Bedouin children and equip women with the skills they need to become successful members of Israeli society, thereby helping to strengthen Israel from within. As part of this partnership, The Enlighten Foundation is forgoing the missionary work that is a normal component of its other Project Sparkle locations.

By partnering with The Enlighten Foundation, Federation is able to help disparate populations while not diluting the focus on the worldwide Jewish community. In addition, this program enables Federation to practice Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) on a larger scale. By assisting the populations beyond the Jewish people, the world as a whole is strengthened.

Project Sparkle Israel is such a crucial component in helping the Bedouins in the Negev get out of their homes and into the Israeli society, which helps to strengthen Israel,” says Dr. Anne Griffith, Founder and Executive Director of The Enlighten Foundation. “To have Kher Albaz coming from the Negev to speak with us about this extraordinary combination of cultures, languages and religions coming together in this effort is an amazing and rare opportunity.”

To attend this event, visit to register. For more information, contact Boaz Meir at 303.316.6484 or For more information about Project Sparkle Israel, click here.


Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado

Founded in 1946, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado’s mission is to build and sustain Jewish life in Colorado, Israel and around the world.  As a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America, which is among the top ten charities in North America, Federation raises and allocates funds to a wide variety of partner agencies and organizations in Colorado, Israel and in more than 60 countries worldwide.  Last year, Federation’s annual campaign raised $10.1 million.  Federation’s endowment arm, the Jewish Community Foundation, houses more than $40 million in long term assets for individuals, agencies and synagogues in the community.  For more information, visit us at


The Enlighten Foundation is a Christian nonprofit organization that serves to connect, equip and inspire women to live authentic lives characterized by purposeful action. Our mission is to empower women and children by bringing them the hope of Christ. The Enlighten Foundation programs, events and giving circles exist to provide op­portunities for women to relate with God, learn about themselves, fight social injustice around the world and galvanize together in shared commitment and achievements.

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