Wednesday, Feb. 3 – Community Service & Tour of Neve Zedek

Impressions by Rosalie:
Wednesday started with school again…..and I am loving it more each day, especially since the English teacher is starting to rotate in some students I have been with before….and I am amazed by how much they remember!!!  And they are so pleased with themselves… I have always thought, working with youngsters is so very rewarding!  And I am even getting cheers from the teachers who happen to be in the teachers’ room while I am working with my kids……and I know I am repeating myself when I say…..all of this is priceless!! 

After lunch, we went on a walking tour of Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish community outside of the walled city of Jaffa, and we had a very special guide, an improv artist with a wonderful sense of humor and his commentary was very entertaining, and his answers to questions were witty as well as informative.  I have been to the area many times before, but each time I go, I learn a bit more and enjoy it.

After dinner, our speaker was Yael Katzir, the film maker who produced and directed “Women of the Wall”and has done many fine documentaries…….She speaks a little first and then shows her film. The film was called “What Berlin did to Tel Aviv”.  

The film was in honor of her father, on OBGYN who emigrated from Berlin to Tel Aviv in 1933…….and emphasized all the cultural programs the Germans who came at that time brought to Tel Aviv. 


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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