AACI Continuing Education
Human Interaction in the Desert:  Ancient, Present, and Future.AACI Study
"Learning doesn’t stop when one gets old. One gets old when one stops learning”.
It was on that premise that AACI Continuing Education was initiated in 1986 and continues till today, marking 28 years of intensive, on-site Study Vacations, reaching out to all English speakers, veteran Olim who have been living in Israel for several decades, Olim Hadashim - more recent immigrants, and tourists.
Participants in the 4 day Study Vacations range in age from the 50’s through the 90’s. 
Continuing Education has run very close to 150 Study Vacation programs over the years covering a wide range of topics, taking us to many different places throughout Israel – north, south, east, west and center. We have heard from expert lecturers and individuals who share personal experiences that are a part of the country’s history. We have visited new and unique sites that help increase our knowledge and broaden our understanding of the land and the different people who live here; Jews, Arabs, Bedouins, Druze, Circassians.  We have also visited ancient historic places, nature reserves, museums, universities. Topics covered in the past included archaeology, ecology, alternative energy sources, water recycling, organic farming, and the environment. We have learned about the political, social and economic issues and challenges, the arts, culture, and technological advances and discoveries.
Information about these programs is published in all the regional bulletins and in the AACI Electronic Newsletter (Click here to subscribe to newsletter).
The study vacation program is open to all English-speakers, members of AACI, including tourists who are members.
AACI Continuing Education Committee: Judy, Maurene, Selma, Prudence, Stew, Fridel, Marsha and Dorothy. For Details you may call any of the above committee members at the AACI National Office on Mondays or Wednesdays – 9:30 – 12:30.
Telephone  (02) 5661181  Ext. 306. Or write to Continuing Education by snail mail: AACI, POB 53349, 91533 Jerusalem. Or email: conted@aaci.org.il or telman1@zahav.net.il


Human Interaction in the Desert:  Ancient, Present, and Future.AACI Study Vacation #150
Kibbutz Ketura,January 12-15, 2015 -  Wait Listed Only
We are once again wending our way to the Arava for an exciting 4 day experience at Kibbutz Ketura to hear about, see, meet and learn what happened yesterday, what is happening today, and what is planned for tomorrow in this part of the country.

We'll be spending our days and nights at Kibbutz Ketura, learning about this unique kibbutz rooted and solidly grounded in traditional kibbutz ideology while moving forward with groundbreaking innovative ventures.

Throughout the four days we will tour the area - visit the Hai Bar, the Uvda Plain, the Leopard Temple, “Stonehenge” at Shacharut.  We will learn about the archaeological finds, geology, stop in at Naot Smadar, find out what progress has been made in regard to renewable energy, and ‘what is algae anyway’?
We will also have the opportunity, once again, to walk through the experimental orchards with Dr. Elaine Soloway - a favorite learning experience for our group members, and we will meet with students enrolled in the Arava Institute who come, not only from Israel, but from neighboring countries as well.
Because Rosh Hashana ushers in a ‘Shmita’ year, we will find out what that’s all about and why.
One of the favorite Ketura experiences will be available this time too - the Desert Arts Workshop - where we can each express our creativity in a variety of areas - and who knows which of us will become a Picasso, a Chagall, a film maker, or a candle maker.  Challenges for each of us.
And More - MUCH MORE!!!!
Cost of the trip is NIS 1650 per person sharing a double room and NIS 2250 for a single supplement. 
This price includes: 4 days. 3 nights, full board, guide, entry fees (where applicable), and the bus while touring.
There is a cancellation fee of NIS 200 per person up to 6 weeks before the trip, except for the last week when the cost goes up to NIS 250 per person. 
Participants must be members of AACI
Watch for future dates to be announced
For more information call: 02-5661181 Ext. 306 Monday or Wednesday between 8:30 & 12:30
Or write to conted@aaci.org.i
Continuing Education Committee
Judy, Stew, Maurene, Selma, Prudence, Marsha, Fridel & Dorothy
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