Palestinian Summer Celebration 2008 . . Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies


Month One
June 15th – July 13th

Month Two
July 14th – Aug. 17th

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Come and celebrate Palestine, learn Arabic, study history, know the people and their culture, share some time with local families and volunteer with a local community organization.

The Palestinian summer celebration is a unique annual program that gives people from all over the world the chance to encounter the life and culture in Palestine in addition to donating some of their time to a local community organization through voluntary work and internships.

Weekly Activities

Monday:
Am: Voluntary work
Pm: Arabic and History Classes at Bethlehem University
Evening: Group Arabic practice

Tuesday:
Am: Voluntary work
Pm: Arabic and History Classes at Bethlehem University
Evening: film viewing and discussion: Location: Siraj office in coordination with Rapprochement center.

Wednesday:
Am: Voluntary work
Pm: Arabic and History Classes at Bethlehem University
Evening: Debkeh Dancing Training

Thursday:
Am: Voluntary work
Pm: Arabic and History Classes at Bethlehem University
Evening: Lecture and discussions: Location: Siraj office in cooperation with Rapprochement Center: Topics: Geopolitical issues, cultural, health, media, and Palestinian Non Violence movement.

Friday:
Am: Voluntary work
Pm: Arabic and History Classes at Bethlehem University
Evening: Free together activity: The group gets to decide what to do together

Saturday:
Day tours in the various Palestinian cities: Hebron, Jerusalem, Jericho and Dead Sea, Nablus, Jenin.

Sunday:
Free Day (Potential hiking day)
All of the above activities are optional


  • Banksy Tour to Bethlehem
    This tour will showcase surviving Bansky originals rendered on the Separation Wall that Israel built to restrict Palestinians from free movement around the West Bank and into Israel.
  • Gaza Border Tour
    See Gaza from up close, learn about the blockade & visit Erez crossing.
  • Galilee & Nazareth Tour
    Visit The Yardenit Baptism site & Roman Ruins, Explore life in the 40's by visiting a destroyed Palestinian village and meet Bedouin Communities.
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