Human Interaction in the Desert: Ancient, Present, and Future
.AACI Study Vacation #150
Kibbutz Ketura,January 12-15, 2015
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 m
ade 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
Start saving those shekels for future trips.
April 27-30, 2015 - Golan Heights - Jacky Sivak - guide. October 12-15, 2015, Central Galilee, Sfat, Carmiel, Akko - Mina Glatzer, Guide, December 21-24, 2015 - Beer Sheva - Yochi Gordon, Guide
For more information call: 02-5661181 Ext. 306 Monday or Wednesday between 8:30 & 12:30
Continuing Education Committee
Judy, Stew, Larry, Martha, Maurene, Selma, Prudence, Marsha, Fridel & Dorothy