Last Touring days of CAARI – Jerusalem

Sunday, 2 March
CAARI 2008 is coming to a close, but we are still on the go! We began our tour at one of Israel’s most impressive buildings – the Supreme Court. The building, designed by two outstanding architects under the direction of the Rothschild Family, combines design elements such as lines, curves and light with old and new – using Jerusalem stone to interpret old and new, justice and truth, and a passage from the Psalms….“He will lead me in the circles of justice”. One has a special feeling as you walk along the corridors, visiting courtrooms and viewing Israel’s justice system at work.
Our next visit was another place of we can all be proud of – Hadassah Hospital – Ein Kerem. There are several Hadassah members on the trip and Hadassah also sits on JNF – USA’s board. So many new facilities to treat all people! And…..of course, the Chagall Windows are not to be missed.
Our visit to Yad Vashem included a visit to the Museum. There are no words to describe the feelings as one enters this building. We began our tour with a special presentation by the Director of Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project. Several of the CAARI participants are victims and seemed eager to assist in this project.

4 March

We are packed and ready for our flights back to the USA and Canada. The sun is shining here with temperatures in the high 60’s. Finally, the weather is warming up. We began our final touring day with a visit to Ammunition Hill. It was here that our young soldiers courageously fought the battle for Jerusalem in 1967. This place is a battlefield and a memorial to those brave soldiers. We are quite proud to see that JNF from the USA, Canada and Australia are part of this important site. Said Joe Fried, “I didn’t know that JNF was anything but trees. It is so impressive to tour the country and see the many projects that involve JNF.”

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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