Their day in Ashkelon included a family mosaic-making activity run by volunteer Tova Shafran. Grade 8 students from the Ashkelon Art School also helped. Grandparents, parents and children, everyone spent a few hours choosing bits of glass, stone, tile and mosaic and carefully gluing them to their section of the wall mosaic panel featuring a view of Jerusalem - in honor of Israel's 60th birthday. The final result is a joy to behold. Not only was this a lovely bonding activity for the family and the Ashkelonians who participated, but it will be a beautiful art work for Park Baltimore in Ashkelon, and will forever symbolize the connection and partnership of the two communities.
We hope the Plants and Futrovskys will come back to Ashkelon soon, and see their artistic creation proudly displayed in Park Baltimore. Thanks to Tova Shafran, Debbie, Nira, Kobi, Maia, and all those who helped to make the day and the activity, such a success.
Check out the whole photo album of the mosaic building activity at: http://picasaweb.google.com/nikirose
Hebrew article about the visit : http://www.local.co.il/ashkelon/3674/articles.htm
"This is the 4th mission to visit Ashkelon from Baltimore this month. Despite the security situation at least 100 people from Baltimore visited Ashkelon in June"