Shabbat in Tel Aviv by Anice Stark

Our first weekend here in Tel aviv was spent with lovely sunny warm weather. As usual, after breakfast most of the group headed toward the Shuk Ha Carmel and the craft market.
Our first stop was looking for tablecloths – we only saw one, so we will try again during the week. Of course, we bought some nuts to munch on. In the craft market we bought some jewelry. After a falafel lunch in a market restaurant, Arnold, Bernie were ready to to back to the hotel.
Saturday was another glorious day, while many in the group went to shul, we walked along the taleyet – along the sea. It was still early, but many people were already walking, biking and taking in the sights. We walked to the renovated Gordon Pool where people were swimming, eating on the patios and enjoying the Marina. Walking back to the hotel we stopped and watched the folk dancing and missed seeing Rosalie, Noami and Mashe – former CAARI participants who used to join in the dancing. We kept looking and were thinking of all our freinds who were not able to make CAARI this year. We miss you all.
As usual, the program is going well – Susan and Neil are keeping us busy and taking us to new places. We wonder how they find all of these places. Everyone is enjoying themselves. Some of gone to the movies and others went to a musical performance. We are all enjoying Tel Aviv!
PS – Arnold is walking well – not fast, but well!

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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