The Friends of the Arava Institute have shared with us this video of Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed speaking with Rabbi Steve Wernick of Beth Tzedec Congregation

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research institute in the Middle East. Located at Kibbutz Ketura in Southern Israel, the AIES houses accredited academic programs, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.

With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and participants from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

At the Arava Institute the idea that nature knows no political borders is more than a belief. It is a fact, a curriculum, and a way of life.