About 15 people attended met at the home of Riemke Brakema, had a loely dinner, and saw a presentation of life in Moshav Nir Yisrael from its inception to the present. They also head about Adina's family life from survival during World War II to growth in Israel.
Adina spoke at the University of Arizona Hillil. Dr. Ediward Wright, head of the Judaic STudies program, introduced Adina. She spoke about her PhD dissertation on Jewish childrens' newspapers in Poland between the two wars, including her three trips to Poland to gather information as well as travels to YIVO and Harvard. Students, faculty, and community members attended.
The Bar-els enjoyed a visit to the DeGrazia Gallery of the Sun and the desert museum.
Friday morning there was a community breakfast at the JCC.
|Some attendees at the breakfast|
|Gila and Rabbi and Mrs. Cohen at breakfast|
|Adina at the Projector|
Below are some of the photos from Adina's presentation at her moshav, Nir Yisrael, which began in 1949 with immigrants from urban Europe, who were trucked to this site in the northern Negev and given a small home, an outhouse, two cows, and land to farm.
After the war, Adina's mother Lola/Leah was the only one of her immediate family to survive. She insisted on going to Eretz Yisrael to be with her father. The smaller picture is baby Adina with her grandfather.
|Their Olive Trees|