Register for "Arava: The Jewish Environmental Experience" on Kibbutz Lotan - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Register for "Arava: The Jewish Environmental Experience" on Kibbutz Lotan

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Monday, January 2, 2006

As part of Lotan's and the Center for Creative Ecology's efforts to widen the range of our educational programming, starting in September 2006 we will be offering the eight month "Arava: The Jewish Environmental Experience" on Kibbutz Lotan. This unique accredited study and work experience, the result of cooperation between the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies on Kibbutz Ketura, Ben Gurion University, and Masa Israel Journey, focuses on the ethical, physical and social components of sustainable development from a liberal Jewish perspective. 

Participants will learn skills benefiting the environment of Israel and the world while strengthening their connection to Israel and identification with Progressive Judaism in Israel. They will experience communal kibbutz living, live in peaceful desert surroundings, and earn 15 academic credits. 

Visit to learn more information and download a brochure. 

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.