For a quarter of a century, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies located on Kibbutz Ketura along the Israeli-Jordanian border has been bringing Israeli, Jordanian, Palestinian, Moroccan and other international college-age students to study and live together, while training to become future environmental leaders. The Institute’s motto is “Nature Knows No Borders.”  The Institute’s most recent initiative is in the field of Environmental Diplomacy. This session, presented by Rabbi Michael M. Cohen, Director of Community Relations, will explore the academic and cross-border research branches of the Institute along with its Track II Environmental activities.

Pleased join this free program sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom, Brigantine, via Zoom on

Sunday, June 6th at 10:30 a.m.

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More about Rabbi Michael M. Cohen:

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen is a faculty member of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Bennington College. He teaches courses on conflict resolution, the Bible, and the environment. Cohen, the rabbi emeritus of the Israel Congregation in Manchester Center, Vermont is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in the Middle East and the United States. He has a monthly commentary of the Torah reading of the week in the Jerusalem Post as well as a regular column in the Jerusalem Post called Letter from America. He is the author of “Einstein’s Rabbi: A Tale of Science and the Soul.”  Cohen co-founded of the Green Zionist Alliance. Cohen serves on the Board of Trustees of the Burr & Burton Academy, the Mount Equinox Preservation Trust, the Green Sabbath Project, KaTO Architecture,  Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth, and the Jerusalem Peace builders. He is a recipient of the Eliav Sartawi Award for Middle East Journalism from the Search for Common Ground.