Visit i24 News and coffee at Basma Cafe – Jaffe by Rosalie Whitehill

 This morning we went to our community service assignments and after lunch, we went to the i24News station in old Jaffa …..and although I had been there last year, I found I learned just a bit more this time……and we topped off our afternoon at the Basma Cafe near the i24 Studio where the charming owner of the

cafe told the history and meaning of the name (smile) and roasted coffee beans, serving Turkish coffee, lattes, and wonderful homemade sweets.  A happy and satisfying day to another fine day in Israel.

So I will finish for today with my thanks to all of you for your notes and encouragement, and hope that you stay warm and cozy and healthy……Weather here has moved into high 60’s with lots of sunshine……so that only adds to my great joy in being here…….and I do not take for granted how fortunate I am to be able to take this trip……as well as the pleasure I get from knowing Ralph would be so happy I was using this El Al perk!!
Much love to all of you 

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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