• Sunrise along the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea shoreline peeks above the prow of a lifeguard's surfboard

    Sunrise along the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea shoreline peeks above the prow of a lifeguard's surfboard

    Dave Bender
  • Tawny hills and angled roads overlooking the Arava Valley and Dead Sea

    Tawny hills and angled roads overlooking the Arava Valley and Dead Sea

    Nathan Roi
  • Reflections of the Dead Sea's cliffs and hotel row

    Reflections of the Dead Sea's cliffs and hotel row

    Dave Bender
  • A dream-like view of an art installation set in the waters of the Dead Sea

    A dream-like view of an art installation set in the waters of the Dead Sea

    Dave Bender
  • Salt-encrusted roots along the Dead Sea shoreline

    Salt-encrusted roots along the Dead Sea shoreline

    Dave Bender
Israel In Your Community

Limmud Arava 2013

Partnership2Gether Central Arava – Australia – Limmud Arava 2013 Conference

The conference organizers and the lecturers (who come from the entire religious and political spectrum) all volunteer their time and efforts in the spirit of Limmud International. 

We have a great lineup of speakers this year, including, Prof. Orit Kamir, Dr. Avigdor Feldman, Dr. Zohar Raviv, Prof. Rachel Elior, Dr. Ruth Calderon, Prof. Arnon Sofer, Dr. Guy Tal, Prof. Pinchas Shiffman, Rabbi Benjie Gruber, Orna Tal and many others. Singer-songwriter Shuli Rand will provide the evening's entertainment.

Two-day or one-day packages are available. We will study, experience, and discuss Judaism, tradition, current events, education, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, creative writing and art.

Overnight packages are available, as well as a 6 o'clock morning field trip, led by Orinthologist Oded Keinan, researcher of the Arabian Babbler in the Arava desert.

Limmud is an international organization which was founded in England 30 years ago in order to broaden the range of activities connected to Jewish identity and to encourage discussion of religious, secular and national issues. The organization was such a success that it spread to dozens of communities around the world.

The Limmud Arava project was initiated by a group of Partnership2Gether volunteer activists in Melbourne, all enthusiastic participants in Limmud Oz, and was eagerly adopted by the sister group in the Arava, under the auspices of the Jewish Agency.

In October 2009 the first Arava Limmud Conference took place in Sapir, the community center of the Central -Arava Regional Council. The day included study sessions, small "Hevruta" groups and a wonderful performance at the end of the conference.

Five simultaneous sessions were held hourly throughout the day, and attendees were faced with a difficult discussion choosing between them. This year is our fifth conference as we continue getting stronger!

For more information, please contact us at limmudarava@arava.co.il

29 Jan 2013 / 18 Shevat 5773 0
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