Last week, the writing retreat for doctoral students was devoted entirely to research progress. This is the first initiative of its kind in Israel, which aims to enable research students to free themselves from their daily obligations and focus on writing, creating a community core of researchers in Jerusalem, and strengthening the connection between doctoral students from the faculty and the city.
The retreat took place at Ma'aleh Hachamisha, and supervised by the head of the doctoral program of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Zohar Kampf, and representatives of the Ruach Hadasha organization, which initiated and financed a large part of the costs.
27 doctoral students from the faculty participated and received 72 hours of leisure to complete the writing of a chapter or article. Researchers from the faculty who assisted with moral support, academic counseling and assistance in breaking down writing barriers joined the research process. During the break, doctoral students enjoyed a variety of inspiring workshops, activities and lectures.
We hope that the retreat helped the participant's, if only slightly, to advance and feel part of a learning academic community.
That is it; we are almost ready for a new school year