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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-08-08

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"The Fox Run maintenance
staff is just wonderful.
No matter what you need,
they'll take care of it."

Daniel Galiki of Tel Mond, north-
east of Tel Aviv, waves the flag

of Israel through the crowd.

The Scouts perform at Rothstein
Park in Oak Park on July 21.

be responsible, knowledgeable,
social and a good ambassador of
Israel."
The Tzofim Friendship Caravan
includes six months of practice
and three months touring and per-
forming. The Scouts stay with local
community members responsible
for hosting one or two at a time.
"Getting to meet Jewish families
from all over America is really
great" said Nadav Levy of Kochav
Yair, northeast of Tel Aviv. "We
learn a lot about the American culture
as well as teach them about Israeli
culture"
Prior to each song the Scouts per-
form, group members share a short
story about their lives and how it
relates to the song they will sing. The
Scouts also share important informa-
tion about the history of Israel. The
show is very interactive, with Scouts
pulling audience members up to dance
with them or sing to them.
"I grew up seeing the Israeli Scouts
at my camp, Young Judaea, and my
gap year in Israel, and every time I
see them it's a pleasure said Emma
Cohen of West Bloomfield. "It brings
back great memories from when I was
younger"
The Caravan is not just about sing-
ing and dancing. Back in Israel, part of
the Scouts' mission is to plan learning
activities for young Scouts from all

Scout Amit Cabili

of Tel Aviv is held

during a song by

Barak Caspit of

Nes Ziona.

over Israel.
"We travel to different schools and
camps in Israel teaching young Scouts
important values, such as sharing,
through games" said Shin Gutman of
Ganei Tikva, east of Tel Aviv. "We've
been wearing our Scouts' uniforms
since fourth grade, and we are all very
proud"
Caravan Gilad started in California
and made its way to Las Vegas,
Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska,
Chicago, Ann Arbor, Oak Park and
West Bloomfield.
"I never thought I would see this
much before turning 18" Cabili said.
"It has been an amazing journey. You
discover things about yourself that you
didn't know before, and you learn how
to be independent"
The Scouts return home to Israel
Aug. 14. All will be members of the
Israeli military next year.

Living maintenance-free at Fox Run, Joyce finally has the

time and opportunity to focus on what she loves—spending

time with friends. Since all of her home repairs and upkeep

are completely taken care of, Joyce has plenty of time for fun.

Her friends and neighbors at Fox Run love visiting Joyce's

beautiful apartment home—not to mention sampling her

delicious desserts.

Learn more about independent
retirement living at Fox Run in Novi.
Call 1-800-947-6036 today
for your free brochure.



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