Community Service and Forest work

This morning Monday February 6 we began our day with community service.  We left the hotel in our taxis for our destination.  The group that goes to Balfour school, walks and gets a different perspective of ‘life’ in Tel Aviv.  Others work at the Botanical Gardens, located on Tel Aviv University Campus.  Today was a perfect day for weeding.

After community service we boarded the bus for a drive to Park Canada.  Neil pointed out the highlights along the way – the new rail line that is almost finished which will connect Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in 28 minutes.  We passed Laturn, famous battles were fought here during the War of Independence and of course, the lush Ayalon Valley steeped in biblical history.

At Canada Park, we met Meir Malka, the founder of the CAARI Program, who brought lunch and gave us some tips  on pruning the olive trees.  We concluded that day with a drive through the picturesque park. Spring has arrived in Israel – the almond trees are blooming!

Meir Giving CAARI pointers of pruning in the forest at Park Canada

Harriet at work teaqhing

Diane at Balfour Elementary School

Mother Connie and daughter Judy weeding at Botanical gardens Tel Aviv University

Elaine enjoying work in the forest at Park Canada

Easther & Howard at park Canada

Mary & Harriet at Park Canada

Sheila enjoying the sun at Park Canada

Ellie Pruning at Park Canada

Burt at Park Canada

‘Oh Canada!”

The CAARI Canadian delegation

Sheila and Ellie check names of donors on the walls at Park Canada

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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