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Summer for young adults in Israel for $1,000

February 23, 2012 | 10:16 am

The Kinneret

The Kinneret

Pioneering Israeli youth movement Ayalim (Hebrew for “deer”) is offering the opportunity for young adults in their 20s and 30s to spend this summer volunteering in Israel for just $1,000, including round-trip airfare, room and board.

Ayalim is a neo-Zionist organization that is developing the Negev and the Galilee. The relatively new organization needs volunteers — ability to speak Hebrew not required — to work alongside Israeli students in building ecological houses and structures in student and entrepreneurial villages in the Negev, a desert region in the south of Israel.

With The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles footing most of the bill, the trip — taking place from July 9 through August 5 — costs participants $1,000, which is less than a regular round-trip airline ticket to Israel.

Ayalim’s vision for a new type of Zionism consists of building communities, including student and entrepreneurial housing, in undisputed and underused territories around Israel.

For more information, contact fedayalim@jewishla.org or call Maor Shaffin at (323) 761-8154.

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