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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


  • Nablus Day Tour
    Visit the Samaritans and their holy temple on Mount Grizim. Hold a discussion with the Director of a youth organization in Balata Refugee camp. Explore the sights and sounds of the Old City of Nablus
  • Masada, Dead Sea & Southern West Bank
    An overview of the southern West Bank, the ancient Roman complex at Masada, a drive along the entire length of the Dead Sea, and an opportunity to dip in the healing sea waters.
  • Taybeh Village
    Come and explore Christian Palestine through the beautiful village of Taybeh located between Jerusalem, Ramallah and Jericho.
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