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