Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • Visit from Israeli Ambassador to Jordan

    On Thursday, December 22nd, the Arava Institute had the honor to host Einat Schlein, current Israeli Ambassador to Jordan for a visit. Ambassador Schlein met with Institute staff and students to receive updates on developments since her last visit in May 2015. Executive Director David Lehrer presented the recently established ...

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  • New MASHAV Environmental Management Course

    From Nov 27th – Dec 13th 2016, the Arava Institute held a new MASHAV* training program titled "Environmental Management of Nature Parks and Reserves", as part of the ongoing work of the Arava Center for Sustainable Development (ACSD). The 25 professionals working for governments, NGOs, decision-making bodies, academia and the ...

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  • Director’s Blog: Tragedy and Heroism

    Temperatures were higher than usual. No rain had fallen and the forests and brush were dry. Then came the extreme and unusually strong winds from the East. All unordinary weather for fall in Israel. The burning sun's rays, a cigarette butt here, a forgotten camp fire there, intentional arson, and ...

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  • A Rabbi in the Desert: Repairing the text, repairing our lives

    Last week I travelled to Jerusalem for two days as part of the Arava Institute’s Peace-Bulding Leadership Seminar (PLS) which is mandatory for all our students and interns. While the focus of the Arava Institute is environmental studies with the goal of training future environmental leaders for the Middle East ...

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