Prof. Itai Pesach, director of Safra Hospital, participated in a competitive snowball fight with the children.
With snow accumulating on Mount Hermon this winter, Israelis take advantage of the skiing and winter activities available.
The Mt. Hermon ski resort opened to visitors as storm Carmel tapered off on Thursday morning.
Sukkot is a great time for family as well as self-reflection, and there's nowhere better to od this than in one of Israel’s nature parks or national heritage sites.
The race ends at the top of Mount Hermon, 2040m above sea level, by the upper cable car station and overlooking the scenic path below.
In addition to snow on the mountain, water levels in the Kinneret have also risen.
Rivlin made his way up the mountain to the alpinists' hut by Snow Cat to speak to the unit soldiers and offer a few words of encouragement, as well as his thanks.
On Sunday night, about two centimeters of snow fell on Mount Hermon.
The Hermon is currently closed to visitors due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Rescue services helped an elderly couple escape their Ness Ziona home as it flooded.