CAARI and Project Leket by Anice Stark

As in the past years, we travelled to the fields near Rehovot to look for the areas where we have picked fruit in the past.  This area is undergoing new construction so it was a little difficult to find our specific area!  We were going to pick clementines.  We did pick this fruit a couple of years ago and the experience wasn’t memorable, the fruit was high on the trees and there is a way to picking clementines.  One has to hold the fruit and twist like a light bulb. Sounds easy, but when the fruit is high on the tree it is much more difficult. 
Imagine our surprise when we saw the orchard heavy with fruit!  About 5 of us started working on this tree and the fruit came off easily, it was wonderful.  We were able to fill our baskets quickly, even counting the time we spent tasting the fruit.  In a very short while, we had picked close to 1000.  pounds of clementines, we would have done much more, but the truck was waiting to take them to the delivery depot, and hopefully many poor and needy families had some fresh fruit.  This organization provides fruits, vegetables and other foods to impoverished families.  It was our pleasure to be a part of this mitzvah!
Warm Regards,
Anice Stark (Toronto)   




The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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