October 29, 2009
Friends of the Arava Institute supports an incredibly visionary endeavor. Environmental research and education is needed everywhere, but perhaps noplace more than in the Middle East, where contention over scarce resources exacerbates all other regional tensions. On my visit to Israel several years ago, I participated in a hike/study session led by an Arava Institute educator, who integrated scientific insight, spiritual inspiration, and experiential education in a moving and effective way. I have followed their work, and support it, since that time, and have only grown more impressed with their international focus and their desire and ability to create dialogue and cooperation on important issues across national and ethnic borders. Highly recommended!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the continual innovation and ongoing evaluation of their programs — no "coasting".
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MY ROLE:Donor & I participated in a program as a rabbinical student â€” I am now a rabbi with a strong interest in environmental and sustainability issues. I have also been a donor since then.