Walking Tour on Bialik Street by Rosalie Whitehill

The weather forecast was “iffy” but CAARI carried on and walked from the hotel to Bialik Street (about 5 blocks), one of Tel Aviv’s famous streets from the early 1900’s.  It was home to the national poet, Haim Bialik, Reuben Rubin, painter, and numerous intellectuals of the time.  Half the group toured Tel Aviv’s first municipality where Meir Dizengoff was Mayor and the other to the home of Bialik.  We then switched and enjoyed the stories of the history of the city and its people.  After the museum visits we continued our walk through the Yemenite Quarter to one of CAARI’s favorite restaurants – Maganda!

from Rosalie.Wednesday after lunch, we visited the Reuven Rubin house……he was Israel’s #1 artist, and he lived two doors from Chaim Bialik…..Israel’s most beloved poet, whose home we visited next was the cultural center of Tel Aviv…..and I loved both houses….Although Rubin’s work was not on display at his house, the architect whose work we saw is represented by shops, hotels and much more in Israel……can’t remember his name right now….but it was no-one with whom I was familiar.  And after dinner at a Yemenite restaurant, I participated in helping start a Purim shpiel (although I won’t be here, brainstorming stuff is lots of fun)

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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