By Anice Stark – Toronto, Canada
Dear Friends and Family,
The past few days we have had weather more closely associated with North American or Europe – cold, wet and extremely windy. The windows in the hotel dining area have been moving like they were going to fall out. We have had pelting rain – which was snow in Jerusalem. The only magnificent sight were the waves coming onto the beach area – huge white caps – rolling, bubbling, and spraying both sea and sand. Even the roof top pool, which we can see from our room, had a few white caps!
This week we have the “CAARI turnover” 13 CAARI participants completed their three weeks. We will miss them and there were lots of hugs and even a few tears as the said “farewell”! Diane Amster received flowers from her students, others received notes, candy and lots of thanks! Yael; the head nurse from Ichilov praised the CAARI volunteers! She said – ” we can’t thank you enough for what you are doing for our patients!” Thursday and Friday new participants joined the group and we are back to a full bus! Next week we are looking forward to better weather – the CAARI program goes on!