Welcome CAARI 2022 participants – we are delighted that you have arrived in Israel. It has been a long a difficult year, but here you are. Your enthusiasm, energy and love for Israel is so appreciated by all who met you. ‘Thank you for coming to Israel’ is a welcome comment for all who meet you.
The first day began with a walking tour with Neil, our guide. We walked from our hotel, the Metropolitan Hotel, to one of the historic neighborhoods, site of Tel Aviv’s first City Hall, at the time Meir Dizengoff.
The street is special, not only for who lived there, Israel’s national poet, Chaim Bialik, and Reuben Reuben, painter and sculpture. But, also for the style of architecture, from eclectic to Bauhaus, which was prevalent in the 1920’s.
From there we walked to the bustling marketplace and crafts market. We had time to shop, look, eat and enjoy the spirit of Israel on a Friday afternoon. Shabbat was special, beginning with candle lighting and Shabbat dinner.
Stay tuned for our adventures for our first week of volunteering.