Program: CAARI Mission
Organization: Jewish National Fund
Description: CAARI (Canadian and American Active Retirees in Israel) offers participants an in-depth view of Israel by providing them the opportunity to become immersed in the local culture. Participants volunteer in Israeli communities and JNF forests, tour the country, visit historical sites, meet and spend time with Israelis and learn about the issues and challenges that face Israel on a daily basis. Participants also learn about and visit the JNF projects that contribute to the development of Israel and the improvement of the quality of life of its people. Volunteer opportunities include tutoring English to Israeli children in elementary schools, helping the elderly in hospitals and nursing homes and assisting community agencies that help the poor and those in need. The first four weeks are spent in Tel Aviv with a three day visit to Jerusalem, followed by tours in the Galilee, Jerusalem and the Negev desert.
Contact: Hannah Schwartz
Timeframe: 2,4,6 or 7 weeks
Age of participants: retirement age