Well, the Sabbath is over along with our day of rest. Weather still gorgeous in Tel Aviv – sunny, mild and dry. Up and out on the bus today at 8:30 on the road to Rehovot and the Weizman Institute and Science Park. It is named after Chaim Weizman, the first president of Israel. This world famous university is for pure science for post graduate students only. It is truly an amazingly huge complex of many buildings on 320 acres of land. They have 1200 students enrolled and attending. Some of the Nobel Prize winners from Israel attended this institution. We visited the beautiful new Visitor’s Centre, with many amazing audio and visual exhibits.
The one real highlight was that through American JNF funds, an old textile factory was turned into a huge indoor playground for the kids who could not go out to play because of bombs. The facility is marvelous. There are basketball courts, a huge area for soccer, swings, toys, computer rooms, a birthday room so kids could have birthday parties in there. so much I can’t remember it all. Oh yes, there is a climbing wall but it couldn’t be too high because if the 15 second siren went, they had to be down in that time to go into the shelter part.