Volunteer in the Negev

Contribute Your Professional Expertise in Yerucham
Join Skilled Volunteers for Israel & Greater Miami Jewish Federation in a Desert Volunteer Program

Join a cohort of Jewish Professionals and volunteer in Yerucham, a small, but thriving community, located in Israel’s Negev Desert between two natural wonders—Lake Yerucham and the Large Crater.

This program is designed for adults, age 40+ and is offered in cooperation with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

  • Experience a unique and authentic Israeli community
  • Develop friendships and professional relationships with Israelis
  • Learn about Jewish traditions from around the world through meals, meetings and mifgash (encounters )with Yerucham residents
  • Contribute to Yerucham and Israel by sharing your skills in a volunteer project in a local organization
  • Discover the Negev and its geological, cultural and historical treasures and traditions
  • Participate in the Engliyada where you will lead & engage local residents to improve their spoken English in an informal English conversation program.
  • Contribute to the daily Blog and share your experience with your friends, family, community in real time

Make a real and needed impact.

Volunteer Projects include but are not limited to:

  • Writing (in English) for the web, annual reports, public relations
  • Marketing consulting
  • Photography
  • Social media and networking
  • Public Relations & Presentation development and training

Interested in volunteering and you have a skill to contribute that’s not listed?  Contact Skilled Volunteers for Israel and we’ll work with you to identify a volunteer project.

Housing is provided.

Rabbi Larry Halpern volunteers at Atid BaMidbar in Yerucham

Rabbi Larry Halpern volunteers at Atid BaMidbar in Yerucham

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Participant cost is $3,400 and includes (Miami-Dade residents, $1,000):

. Customized volunteer placement .   .Housing .
.Desert day trips .

. Jewish texts & spirituality workshops .  .Shabbatot with host families .
. Enjoy a meal prepared by The Culinary Queens of Yerucham .
.  Health insurance .
 . Work with local visionaries and communal  entrepreneurs .
 . Transport to/from Yerucham .

Volunteer is responsible for flight and personal expenses
** Per Person Cost for Miami-Dade County participants ONLY $1,000.00**

Frequently Asked Questions

Sample Schedule May 2014

Call Marla Gamoran at 608 469-0458 or email info@skillvolunteerisrael.org

Registration opens December 1,2013.
Click here to provide us with your contact information and schedule an interview.

Download the program application:
Skilled Volunteers for Israel Application Procedure Miami

(Program prices and dates subject to change)

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Vounteer BaMidbar is offered in cooperation with Greater Miami Jewish Federation


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