|Posted by Mark on January 14, 2013 at 8:20 AM|
Happy 2013! 24 Davidson MA students are beginning the secular year on our annual Vision and Voices Seminar in Israel, a 10 day journey that explores various components and issues of Israeli society and Jewish history, enabling our students to strengthen their knowledge and skills on how best and most thoughtfully act as Israel educators in North America.
Davidson students dance with Israeli Arabs during their mifgash (encounter) in the Galil village of Deir Al Assad in the Israeli North
Students have thus far visited many communities in the Galilee (in the northern region of the country), dialoguing with Israeli Arabs and various Kibbutzim (communities unique to Israel), hiked in the Negev (desert) and spent Shabbat with Israeli students studying education, discussing Israeli-Diaspora relations and questions of Jewish identity. Students are currently traveling around Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv before 14 return home, while 10 are staying for Davidson's Kesher-Hadash Semester in Israel program.
Read more about the students' experiences and reflections throughout the trip and semester ahead on the Davidson School in Israel Blog.
Regular blog entries will resume next week when our Spring 2013 semester commences!