Journey into Zionism: Lessons from Kibbutz Ketura

People often ask me why a college graduate would want to volunteer on a kibbutz, especially when presented with the alternative internship option through OTZMA.

By SHANA DORFMAN
August 19, 2007 11:43
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What I learned from Kibbutz Ketura People often ask me why a college graduate would want to volunteer on a kibbutz, especially when presented with the alternative internship option through OTZMA. You learn to get used to that kind of thing when you major in sociology at a university most known for its medical school. I get inquiries all the time along the lines of, "Sociology, huh. That's just like psychology, right?" and "Oh... and what do you plan on doing with that, exactly?" The truth is, anyone with a degree in the social sciences has a mental picture of their future about as clear as the Jordanian hills on a windy afternoon in May. Me, I always assumed that I would eventually end up working in some type of food or service industry - I just didn't realize it would happen right away. Read the rest of this blog

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