KKL Community TuBshvat Celelbration

This is year was different than other years – why you ask?  It is ‘shmita’ which mean that the land ‘rests’ on the 7th year and therefore, no tree planting.  This year – KKL hosted families and CAARI to some forest activities, organized by a group of volunteers who are doing community service before their obligatory military service.  Our guide, Guy, took us around to various ‘stations’  and the organized activities they designed for families.  There was one that focused on  Herzl and the Blue box – another where they discussed the meaning of smita. All  very educational and informative – even CAARI learned more about the shmita!  We enjoyed a short hike through Ben Shemen Forest and a picnic lunch with fresh fruits of Israel and tradtional burekas!
In the evening, some of us attended services at the synagogue down the street followed by our Shabbat Dinner.
Wishing all of you a Shabbat Shalom,
CAARI 2015

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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