Volunteer Work, Visit to Ben Gurion’s House & speaker

Greetings from  Rosalie Whitehill.
Today was our first day of community service and it was very special .  CAARI  was assigned their schools and taxis and off they went!
(from Rosalie)Yes, the children melted my heart……in the first minutes……and I had the good time with kids that I haven’t had for a year!!!!  So many smiles……just marvelous!!  Looking forward to seeing them again tomorrow……and the English teacher is a delight, too…..so interested in making this a good experience for us and the kids!!  The school is located east of Jaffa in south Tel Aviv……And my room-mate, Diane, said she kinda knew it would happen  this way……..so it was a great morning. The  afternoon visit to Ben Gurion’s house…..to which I haven’t been in about 30-40 years…..since my last visit to the Tel Aviv home of this wonderful, brilliant and so unpretentious man, they have added a small house in back (donated by the neighbor who owned it) in which we saw a very moving film about Ben Gurion (always something new for me when I revisit sites with this group).
Tonite we have the first of a 2 part lecture on Israel’s Northern Border…..speaker is Miri Eisen, but have not had time to google her so I really don’t know what to expect…..but I do know, I am rarely disappointed with the program.

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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