German Spring Tour to Israel – Seeing the Present and Future

The group from Germany unveiled a plaque at the twin Sarona water reservoirs in the Galilee honoring the contribution of Elfriede and Wilfried Wetzler to the reservoir complex. Among many other activities, the mission planted trees in Nachshon, and on Yom Hashoah, visited the Yad Vashem museum and the KKL-JNF head office in Jerusalem. The group will be spending Yom Haatzmaut in Mitzpe Ramon in the

May 8, 2014 17:30
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German Spring Tour to Israel-1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


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 "It is a great joy for me to be here with the German Spring Tour to Israel and to unveil the plaque honoring my sister Elfriede Weltzer and her husband Wilfried Wetzler for their contribution to the Sarona reservoir complex." Frau Marie-Luise Hofmann was speaking on Wednesday, April 30, at the dedication ceremony of the twin Sarona water reservoirs located near Mount Tabor.

Frau Hofmann was with a group of 35 people from Germany on the 2014 Spring Tour, which was ably led by Keren Muhs, marketing director of JNF-KKL Germany. The group arrived on April 27th, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and will be in Israel until May 8. One of the first things they did was to visit KKL-JNF's head office in Jerusalem, where they stood silently when the Holocaust Day siren was sounded. 
The group will be spending Israel Independence Day in Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev. 

The ceremony was graciously emceed by Jana Marcus-Natanova, the director of KKL-JNF's European Desk. "Without water, life can't exist," Jana noted, "especially in a country like ours. KKL-JNF made a decision to address the water crisis and to free up precious freshwater for drinking and domestic use. I want to thank you for your support, especially Frau Hofman. Her sister's legacy helped make building this reservoir possible."

                                      For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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