CAARI Celebration! Feb. 10 by Rosalie Whitehill

Monday after school, a group of us walked to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art…..and were rewarded for the long walk with some excellent exhibits….as well as loving again their permanent collection.  Then  another group set up a room for our special CAARI CELEBRATION……we filled the walls with colored papers on which were printed most of our activities……tutoring, gardening, hospital work, forest activity, museums, touring, dancing, listening to lectures, etc…..and between each activity were smaller papers ……one said eating and another said “sherutim” (bathrooms) as that seems to be what we do most…..we use the sherutim as soon as we get someplace and then again before we leave ………tables were set with flowers and balloons and the room looked quite festive.  We celebrated the conclusion of our Community Service Portion of the CAARI Experience.  Our favorite keyboard/singer joined us for an evening of singing, laughing and dancing…….and my group led the sing-a-long of the parodies we wrote……the evening was a super-success…..and if you watch a video that our coordinator will be posting, … will see our guide dancing……an absolute riot…..whether you know him or not…the evening has to be one of our special memories of this trip!!

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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