Community Service

‘A “Our Thoughts” By Henry Olshin
We came back home to Israel – to old and new friends and to old and new smells and tastes. This year Sophie and I tutored English in Balfour Elementary school with 5 other CAARI participants. We were fortunate to be invited to have dinner with a your Israeli family of our of our students. They wanted to meet us and thank us for working with their son. The food was great and conversation ranged from family history to world politics. One of the many highs of our stay was chopping weeds around the olive trees in the JNF forest and helping the foresters to clear this brush. (President Bush should try this on his next trip to Israel). Visiting new museums, art galleries and parks is part of the charm and enjoyment of coming here year after year. L’Hitraot Sophie and Henry
‘A Day at Koach L’tet’ by Anice Stark, Nettie Steinman, Joe Fried and Meish Falk
A small group of us work at Koach L’tet. It is our equivalent of Goodwill Industries. This place is one of the many depots for the collection of clothes, furniture, TV’s, computers, etc. Most our work has been in the toy department and shoes.
The other day one of the local volunteers dropped a (literally) mountain of shoes for us to pair – ladies, means, children – shoes, boots, slippers, summer sandals, dress shoes, sneakers – all colors, shapes, and sizes. It took us 3 visit to sort, pair and put into carons. We hope that on our last visit there they won’t be back on the “mountain”. We hope that we have helped sort this merchandise for the needy families that will fill these shoes.

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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