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.