Marion and Paul Silberman worked at one of the schools and said this about their experience, “It’s great to be welcomed by a warm smile and have your work appreciated and valued. That is what we have experienced in the CAARI community service program. We have been working in schools with small groups of children and helping them with their English. We converse with them, play games, help them with their schoolwork, and reinforce the work done in class. What a delight it is to see how responsive the children are. They love coming to us and we love coming to Israel to do this very valued and appreciated volunteering. We highly recommend it.”
This week the Bercovs, from Edmonton, Canada, joined the program this week. They have been tutoring for the past 3- 4 years at the Balfour school. So…you can imagine the kind of welcome they received from the students. We also have 9 others join – some veterans and some new CAARI participants from Canada and the USA. WELCOME to our CAARI Family!
The weather has been great for us – warm and sunny! Of course, the Israelis aren’t happy as there has been not much rain. We imagine that they are going to have quite a tough summer coping with a water shortage. In the afternoons we have had some interesting tours, a visit to the Oppenheimer Diamond Museum – one of Israel’s leading industries – a tour of the Tel Aviv Art Museum, a winery tour followed by dinner, a visit to Chaim Weizman’s (first president of Israel) home in Rehovot and our terrific day outdoors in the JNF forest! A journalist spoke on the Impact on the 2nd Lebanon War!
The CAARI Clan!