Odyssey – an educational program at Ben Gurion University

The Odyssey program is intended for pupils in the Negev who are interested in enrichment studies . This year, about 30 teens in the Odyssey program focused on training them as entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship program developers To find inspiration for entrepreneurship questions, the youth met with tenants (children, teens and…

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Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum

Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot in the Western Galilee was established in 1949 by Holocaust survivors of the Warsaw ghetto. Their museum was the first in the world to be established by the survivors themselves. Information can be found at the following link:  https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%97%D7%9E%D7%99_%D7%94%D7%92%D7%98%D7%90%D7%95%D7%AA About a year ago, with the aid of…

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Traditional Technology Learning

Dear Members,  Vocational education in Israel or, as it is commonly called today, traditional technology, suffers from a huge shortage of professionals. The repair fields of electrical and automotive mechanics, frames, carpentry, welding and more have become required professions in great demand and the market is willing to pay a…

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Rahat Accelerator

My Friends, About two years ago with the encouragement of the Bedouin local government, ICA in partnership with Mata, Eretz Ir, Muna, Sapir College, ICL and the Ministry of Agriculture opened the Negev Accelerator, which is designed to train advanced technological entrepreneurship for the Bedouin population. The second cycle is…

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Visit to Neve Ya’ar & Kibbutz Harduf

Yesterday the Israeli Board members visited Neve Ya’ar R&D, where 3 researchers presented lectures: The Model Farm – a sustainable agricultural farm Mango Cold Stress Recycling Agricultural Plastic Later we went to see the improvement plots (melon, gourds and deciduous orchards) and learned about the orchard crisis due to a…

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sea officers – high school sub-marine

Hello , A year ago , I reported you that the mission for the pupils from the  ” sea officers – high school”  in the North is to build a sub- marine that will explore the Mediterranean sea. It was very difficult mission with a lot of crisis’s.. but the…

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Derech Eretz Annual Report

Shalom Members, Pre-military educational and social programs are intended for high school graduates who have not yet been drafted into the army. Their studies focus on leadership values, land acquaintance, love of country, Jewish and Zionist history, and a meaningful life. Programs run annually and semi-annually. Most learning centers are…

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Sustainable Development Competition

I am pleased to inform you that Arava pupils from Shitim and Ein Gedi High School won a competition for implementation in the Israel Sustainable Development Goal (ISDG) program. This program was established to reach and involve Israeli youth in an effort to achieve its aims. During the program the…

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“Bless your Hands” Project

Shalom Friends, We held a meeting about a year and a half ago at Hatzeva in the Arava where you were introduced to Hagar Baram, who leads the “Women on Both Sides of the Border” program. Jordanian and Jewish women on both sides of the Arava border meet alternately in…

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Yesud HaMa’ala Elementary School Project

Dear Friends, Yesud HaMa’ala, established by ICA about a century ago, is located in the northern Galilee. It borders on the Hula Valley, drained by ICA in the 1950’s. This operation proved to be a big mistake due to its contamination of Lake Kinneret. At present, Hula pond renewal is…

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