Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Director’s Blog: How much hotter can it get?

    "There is no more neutrality in the world. You either have to be part of the solution, or you're going to be part of the problem."  - Eldridge Cleaver   Spending August in the Arava Valley, enjoying temperatures which range from 82ºF  at night to 105ºF  during the day, motivate one ...

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  • Dead Sea Students Unite

    High school students from Jordan and Israel recently came together at Ein-Gedi to begin the dialogue necessary to cooperatively discuss solutions to the environmental challenges of the region. Students and teachers from both sides of the Dead Sea, as well as an archeologist, participated in educational and community-building activities. Two ...

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  • Meet Avigail Ben Yohanan, new Israel Ride Director

    We have recently welcomed another addition to our staff: Avigail Ben Yohanan is the new Israel Ride Director. Avigail was born and raised in Jerusalem, and has recently moved to Kibbutz Ketura with her husband and daughter. Her connection to Ketura goes back to when she volunteered here as part of a youth movement program, a ...

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  • A letter from our new Academic Director

    I am very proud to come back to the Arava Institute as the Academic Director, and to be part of an institution that gives students and future leaders the intellectual skills necessary to understand and solve environmental problems on a local and global scale. The Arava Institute is a unique ...

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  • Our Alumni as Hotchkiss Teaching Fellows

    Arava Institute alumni Fareed Mahameed and Lila Bobrowicz recently participated in the Hotchkiss Teaching Fellowship in Connecticut, US. Summer Portals, an Environmental Science Teaching Fellowship run by the Hotchkiss School, cultivates in its students a knowledge of environmental science, provides an immersion in the natural world, and encourages them to ...

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