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Jewish Ecotours Israel

Jewish Eco Seminars offers a range of programs throughout Israel. To learn more about each program below, click on the highlighted link.

Jerusalem Community Gardens Israeli Organic Farming
Exploring the Golan HeightsTrees in Israel
Machane Yehuda Market & the Globalization of FoodShabbat, Ecology, and Modern Israel
Desert In IsraelMud-building in Israel
Israeli Solar EnergyExploring the Carmel Forest
Israel’s Water ChallengesBird Migration in Israel
Jerusalem’s Ecology

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Israeli Organic Farming

Location: Small-scale organic farm in Israel, e.g. Ben’s Farm in the Eyla Valley near Jerusalem

Length of Tour: 3 Hours, excl. Travel Time

Learn how organic farming is emerging in Israel and impacting modern Israeli agriculture. Enjoy a walking tour of an Israeli organic farm, guided by the farmer. Then study Jewish sources on organic farming and agriculture, and taste farm-fresh organic produce.

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Jerusalem Community Gardens 

Location: Jerusalem

Length of Tour: min. 1.5 Hours, excl. Travel Time

At a community garden, work with Israeli in National Service in tending the garden. With them, understand the growth process of vegetables and herbs and the significance of community gardens in Israel. Conclude by discovering how gardening is rooted in Jewish values and teachings.

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Exploring the Golan Heights

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Location: Golan Heights

Length of Tour: 2-5 Hours, depending on Route, excl. Travel Time

Program options include learning about alternative energy in the Golan and exploring Jewish values of conservation and waste reduction; experiencing water and exploring its deeper meaning in the Golan’s abundant waterways; and/or learning about the wildlife of the Golan and exploring Jewish values regarding the treatment of animals.

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Machane Yehuda Market & the Globalization of Food

Location: Machine Yehuda Market, Jerusalem

Length of Tour: 2 Hours, excl. Travel Time

Explore Israel’s largest market through the lens of modern environmental issues. Through a walking tour of the 250 stalls, examine the emergence of globalized food in Israel in the past thirty years, and explore the significance of this new development in the context of environmental sustainability in Israel and globally.

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Desert In Israel

7991568510_eec17cf185Location: Negev Desert or South of Dead Sea Area

Length of Tour: Customized Multi-Day Trip (between 2-5 Days)

Since the Jewish people were “born” in the desert, the deserts bordering Israel’s settled areas carry great significance. Feel the power of escaping civilization for a short while, and experience the soul silence of the desert through a guided hike, activities, and Jewish teachings.

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Israeli Solar Energy

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Location: Jerusalem OR the Arava Power Company’s Solar Facility at Kibbutz Ketura (approx. 3.5 Hours South of Jerusalem)

Length of Tour: Customized Day Tour

Contemporary Israeli society is at the forefront of the global effort to shift from non-renewable sources of energy to safer sustainable and renewable sources. We will see some of Israel’s exciting projects on-site, including innovative solar facilities. The program will also explore Jewish sources relating to solar energy. Learn more

Israel’s Water Challenges

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Location: Ein Sataf (20 Minutes outside of Jerusalem)

Length of Tour: 3.5 Hours, excl. Travel Time

At the Sataf Spring Nature Reserve, enter a hewn-out water cistern and see first-hand age-old water collection methods and how they irrigate agricultural plots. Explore Jewish sources on water conservation in relation tothis contemporary challenge, and consider possible solutions for Israel in the 21st century. Learn more

Jerusalem’s Ecology

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Location: Jerusalem

Length of Tour: 2 Hours, excl. Travel Time 

Enjoy an active and exciting experience on the ground in Israel linking modern Israel, contemporary environmental issues, and Jewish sources. Participate in a guided hike with experiential activities along the way! Learn about Jewish texts in chevruta style (paired learning), and contemplate intriguing questions.

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Location: Jerusalem Forest

Length of Tour: 1.5 – 3 Hours, excl. Travel Time 

In the Jerusalem forest or another forested site in Israel, learn to relate to trees in a new way. Participate in an experiential activity in which your partner guides you to touch and identify a tree without looking at it – by sounds, sense of balance, smells, touch, and more. Learn Jewish teachings about the importance of trees to humans, and about our dependence on trees in the modern world in light of deforestation. Learn more

Shabbat, Ecology, and Modern Israel

Location: Depending on Accommodation & surrounding nature areas

Length of Tour: 2.5 Hours

The program aims to increase awareness of life and our surroundings on Shabbat, and relates this to the land of Israel and current ecological issues. Most of the program takes place in a park or nature area in Israel nearby to where participants are staying for Shabbat.

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Mud-building in Israel

Multiple Locations

Length of Tour: 3.5 – 4 Hours, excl. Travel Time 

This seminar provides participants with a great hands-on opportunity, where they will learn about innovative environmental projects in Israel. The participants will engage in a mud-building activity. Participants will also delve into Jewish teachings associated with working the land. Learn more

Exploring the Carmel Forest

Location: Carmel Forest

Length of Tour: 2 – 4 Hours, excl. Travel Time 

In Israel’s largest forest, participants will engage in inspirational text study and conversation in a beautiful natural setting. The program includes activities and exercises to promote individual awareness, group-building, and responsibility.

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Bird Migration in Israel

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Location: Hula Valley (approx. 3.5 Hours North of Jerusalem)

Length of Tour: Multiple Day Tour possible

Experience bird watching at one of the Holy Land’s greatest natural wonders by visiting the Hula Valley Nature Reserve with Jewish Eco Seminars.

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