AACI Continuing Education
"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.
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.
|AACI Study Vacation #151 - Exploring the Golan
May 18-21, 2015
If you have not spent much time on the Golan recently, now is the time to take a 'refresher' on what is happening in the here-and-now in this beautiful region.
We will be staying at Kibbutz Ortal located in the northern Golan for 3 nights. It is one of the few remaining kibbutzim in the country which has maintained the classic kibbutz lifestyle.
On our way to the kibbutz via the Galil and the Hula Valley, we'll make stops at the ancient city of Korazim, and tour Tel Hatzor, once the largest fortified city in the land, and recently awarded the status of a World Heritage Site.
Over the next couple of days in the Golan, we will have an in-depth look at the current geopolitical realities facing our northern residents, as well as (re)acquainting ourselves with the more ancient and modern history of the Golan, and seeing how the issues of water, energy, security and tourism are developing in this region.
We will include visits to the "Peace Room" at Bet Gabriel, the Aniam Artists Village, the summit of the extinct volcano of Mt Bental, the Emek HaBacha memorial, the archeological museum in Katzrin, as well as visiting sites within the kibbutz: Ortal has the largest dairy farm in the Middle East, as well as a boutique winery...and for those with a sweet tooth, we can certainly arrange a visit to De Karina chocolate factory in nearby Kibbutz Ein Zivan!
We also plan to meet with local Golan residents from both the Jewish and Druze communities and get their perspectives on the current events 'east of the border'.
Join us for what will be a thought provoking and stimulating look at the Golan! Just keep in mind that there might be some changes in the program -but they will not affect the things we learn, the people we meet or the things we see.
Cost of the trip is NIS 1775 per person sharing a double room, NIS 620 single supplement.
This cost includes: 4 days + 3 nights including breakfast & dinner throughout, guide and bus, all entrance fees and activities.
There is a cancellation fee of NIS 200 per person up to 6 weeks before the trip, and NIS250 for cancellation a week before the trip.
Participants must be members of AACI
For more information, please call Judy Telman at 02-5343850 or 054-5640109 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacky Sivak will be the guide and is making all the arrangements. If you have questions that she knows how to answer better feel free to contact her at 052-2894556 or email email@example.com
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