Ben Gurion University Student Volunteers Panel

Yesterday we visited Ben Gurion’s home and Research Center and today Ben-Gurion University.  What an impressive campus.  It is truly fulfilling David Ben Gurion’s vision in developing the Negev, which is 60% of the land of Israel.  It  is the fastest growing research university in Israel, 

We started the day with a short tour of the campus and learned that it has  around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management; the Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; and the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies.

The highlight of the tour was the panel discussion by a group of articulate and leaders in social action and community engagement.  It is the mission of the University that the students not only learn, but get involved with the community as part of their education.  Each student described their special community project from teaching English, working with the disadvantaged and even with neighbors in a theater group. 

After lunch we visited the (USA) JNF and KKL River Project. It is certainly is changing the fact of Beersheva and Ben Gurion would be proud of the vision of those  developing this project for the residents of the Negev.

The desert is definitely blooming and your vision a reality! 

The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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