It is hard to believe that another week has passed. Time is marching on and so are we. It has been another busy week – community service, touring and speakers. We wrote earlier about our visit to Jerusalem. To see more about CAARI – enter this link for an article on the KKL – JNF (Israel) website!http://www.kkl.org.il/kkl/english/main_subject/latestupdates/kkl-jnf%20news%20%20-%202011/kkl-jnf%20news%20-%20february%202011/caari%20senior%20citizens%20volunteer%20group%20.x
The new CAARI participants are enjoying their community service and fitting right in. Rosalie Whitehill is teaching at Balfour with 3 others – this group walks to their school as it is about 5 blocks from the hotel. Others take taxis to the schools and the rehab centers. At noon they return and share their experiences.
Wednesday afternoon we had a tour focusing on the Jewish soldiers and heros who joined the British Army – fought in WWI and WWII. We visited the Jewish Brigade Museum, where Rachel, our guide, spoke so passionately about the history, the Brigade and the people who served. It was so interesting to learn about the dedication and contribution of these soldiers – men and women. From there we went on to the kibbutz where Hanna Senesh lived. We learned about her life through the guide and a video. On to dinner at the Port Cafe in Caesarea – lovely aftenoon and evening.
CAARI takes us to the most interesting places – you have to see this new museum in Holon. It is located just outside Tel Aviv and is just amazing. The exhibits may not suit everyone’s taste, but certainly fascinating and the design of the building, by Ron Arad, is truly outstanding.
Today is Friday – a day for ourselves. Tonight is Shabbat dinner and our Oneg.
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a lovely weekend.