A Look Back – 2017 Israel Travel Seminar

By Avi Ben-Hur This summer, CWB initiated the first Art educator’s seminar to Israel. By all accounts, it was a roaring success. Leading the seminar were Shirel Horowitz – a top-notch Israeli artist and art educator and Avi Ben-Hur, CWB’s Director of Education. While the Seminar focused on the contemporary art scene – not overlooking […]

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Day 9 (Jeremy) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By: Jeremy Lerner Today on the eve of the last day of our trip. We began the day with a fantastic breakfast from the Dan Panorama in Jerusalem.  Afterwards we quickly boarded the bus and head out to explore Masada and the Dead Sea. The contrast of a fortress in the mountains and the lowest […]

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Day 8 (Gail) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By: Gail Ungar Art has amazing powers, our Classrooms Without Borders group learned on our visit to Jerusalem’s Islamic Museum of Art.  Through art, ideas, dialogue, and conversation its education department is bringing together people of differing narratives with the goal of educating, bringing mutual understanding, respect, and ultimately peace to its city. Among the […]

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Day 7 (Tabetha) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By: Tabetha Cunningham We started Sunday morning with a South Tel Aviv graffiti tour in the Florintine district. Shirel and her friend Guy took two separate groups to see a wide variation of diverse and beautiful graffiti art. My guide, Guy, is a linguist who uses graffiti and signage to teach Hebrew in a way that […]

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Day 5 (Natalie) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By: Natalie Potts Today we had a block of free time in the afternoon, and I chose to follow Avi to Jaffa. We started in the flea market, where we bartered, shopped, and ate. We then met as a group to walk through the oldest part of the city where artists and craftsman now live […]

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Day 4 (Abby) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By: Abby Kemble Today was day 4 in Israel and we traveled from our host families in Katmiel Musgave to Tel Aviv. We saw several religious sites that are important in Christianity, including Magdala and the Church of the Beatitudes. It is incredible to learn about places that are important in various religions within a single […]

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Day 4 (Sarah) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By: Sarah Ceurvorst Today was another incredible day in Israel, packed with new sights, tastes and experiences. The portion of the day that resounded with me the most was our visit to the Umm Elfahem Art Gallery. Umm el-Fahem is the second largest Arab city in Israel and home to the passionate Said Abu Shakra. Said […]

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Day 4 (Patrick) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By: Patrick Schmidt Last night our host artist(s) from Karmi’el gave us a wonderful send-off dinner. Great food, conversation, and music. Our group seems to have bonded with their host artist as well as with one another. It truly was a magical night. We had an early departure time this morning which made leaving our […]

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Day 3 (Sally) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By:  Sally Allan We spent Wednesday morning in Karmiel and Misgav attending one of five workshops run by local artists. Everyone gathered afterwords expounding on their varied and wonderful experiences. In the afternoon we met in an idyllic setting and chose a canvas, easel and art materials to respond to the picturesque landscape. A delicious […]

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Day 3 (Nanci) – Israel Arts & Culture 2017

By: Nanci Goldberg There is something special about knowing that when you arrive in Israel you will be staying with an Israeli family.  The opportunity to be a part of a family, if even for a small time, is something we as adults don’t often do. Classrooms Without Borders worked with a local agency in […]

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