Arava Institute Dialogue Project Shabbat Speakers

January 25, 2020, 9:15 am
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

We hope you will join us on January 25 for a special guest appearance at the Shabbat service by representatives of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES). Located on Kibbutz Ketura in the southern Negev, AIES is a multi-disciplinary educational and research institute, accredited by Ben Gurion University of the Negev, which assists in the development and use of renewable, environmentally responsible resources while pursuing cross-border environmental cooperation. Its diverse faculty and students are comprised of Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, and foreign students. In conjunction with the JNF, we are pleased to host two recent alumni – one Israeli and one Palestinian – who will discuss their message of peace, understanding, and the possibility of shared goals.  With Tu Bishvat just around the corner, this is a particularly good time to discuss the Institute’s mission ad goals for the responsible and sustainable development of the region.