January 27 – Meet the CAARI Foresters

Another winter day, but with sunny blue skies and cool temperatures, CAARI was prepared!  Bundled in warm ‘forest’ outfits, we headed north to the Haifa area and the Carmel Forest. Many of you may know that there was a tragic fire here in December 2010, with loss of life, as well as well, 44 were burnt to death trying to evacuate the local prison. The fire destroyed almost 40% of the forest.   Alon, the JNF forester, met us with all his contagious energy and enthusiasm.
 CAARIs’ assignment – to clear a path to open up the forest!   Before your knew it we were cutting, trimming and schlepping . Big trees, twigs and vines were removed and the path was opened.  Alon was amazed at the quality of CAARI’s work!  He would like them to visit every week!   After we planted trees in another area.  Off to lunch – a traditional Israeli lunch in a restaurant – humus, ‘chips’  and salad!  

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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Links: Jewish National Fund USA : https://www.jnf.org/