February 24 – Visit to KKL_JNF Headquarters, Salvage Dig & Israel Museum


We began our day with a visit to the KKL- JNF offices where Jana spoke to us on the Honor Books. The day before we had been to Yad Vashem so we were aware of the limited pictures of the children born just before the Holocaust.   Susan and Neil made a special presentation to Marcia Bercov in memory of her late husband, Ron.

After the visit to KKL-JNF Headquarters, we headed to ta site on the western slopes of Mt. Scopus, at Emek Tzurim National Park, overlooking the Old City.  In 2004, archaeologists, under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University, established project for sifting the earth debris that had been removed from the Temple Mount.  Here, CAARI began their work ‘sifting’ buckets of debris.  They found pottery shards, rocks, stones, metal pieces – no coins or jewelry, but the best was found by Bernie, a piece of the water sysem from the Ottoman Empire Period.

Free time in the afternoon for shopping, visiting with friends and family or just hanging out!

In the late afternoon, the group visited the impressive Israel Museum.  Neil took some on the ‘Highlight Tour’, others wandered through the various exhibits on their own.  One of the special exhibits was ‘Dress Codes – Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe’

Following the tour, CAARI concluded the day with the traditional Farewell Dinner at Modern Restaurant for a festive evening!

Enjoy the pictures!
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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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