A very powerful second day in Israel for our celebrities: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Justin Chatwin, Austin Nichols and Greg Grunberg.
We started with a briefing by Aluf Benn, Editor in Chief of Israel’s daily newspaper “Ha’aretz”. He provided a lot of insights into the geo political and social scene in Israel.
We then went to visit the Rogozin Bialik School in South Tel Aviv. The school is the subject of the 2011 Academy Award winning documentary “Strangers No More”. We sat in on a music class with a group of thirty 10-year old immigrant children from all over the world; Ethiopia, Darfur, Sudan, Ukraine, Philippines and ten other countries. We spoke to the students, watched them learn, signed autographs and took pictures with them as they giggled and thronged the celebrities.
We then headed off to a more serious afternoon in Sderot. We received a briefing on the geo-political situation, visited with residents and went to an overview of the Gaza strip. It was fascinating and insightful for everyone. We then drove to the North of Israel and are spending the evening at Bayit BaGalil Spa Hotel near Safad. It is a beautiful location in the mountains. Everyone is having a great experience.
- Left to Right: Justin Chatwin, Matt Rolph, Aluf Benn, Austin Nichols, Greg Grunberg and Mary Lynn Rajskub
Briefing by Aluf Benn, editor in chief of Ha’Aretz
Greg Grunberg jamming on the piano with Austin Nichols looking on while visiting the Rogozin Bialik School in South Tel Aviv.
Justin Chatwin with school children at the Bialik Rogozin School in South Tel Aviv.
Left to Right: (Backs of) Austin Nichols and Greg Grunberg
Met with the film students at Sapir College in Sderot. The celebrities gave them a seminar.
Mary Lynn Rajskub, Justin Chatwin, Austin Nichols, and Greg Grunberg enjoying a falafel in Sderot.