Carry on CAARI – rain or shine! by Anice Stark

Greetings and Shalom,
It has been like coming home, expecially since we are staying at the City Hotel, a place that we started out in 1995. Of course, it has changed in the years, but many employees remember us from that time. And…the City Hotel employees are very special. We have a very freindly and cooperative group, lots of first timers and many returnees. Everyone has been impressed with our program and the places we have seen. Everyone loves going to the schools, helping the kids with English and helping the patients in the rehab centers. Our first forest day in Canada Park which was special for the Canadians. We worked in an area we hadn’t been before, pruning trees, and picking up the branches we lopped off. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we had a picnic lunch in the Park. Israel, or at least Tel Aviv, has been blessed with rain since we have been here, no one complains as we know how precious it is and as we drive around we can see the winter wheat is green and growing – a benefit of the rain. Anice Stark (Toronto)

Greetings, Another week – rain, rain go away! After a record of 29 days of rain, there is no sign of it stopping But, should we complain? People here pray for rain and there are real results because of it. The winter wheat is as high as I have evern seen it at the time. The ditches are filling up, the water levels are rising, the results will be seen when the drier weather comes in.The rain, whch, is so badly needed, has barely made a dent in the CAARI program. Warm jackets and an umbrella are in vogue and only a slight rearranging in programming.

Carry on CAARI!

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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