There is an English Speakers’ Club in Karmiel. The members will be pleased to welcome and assist newcomers. New Olim are entitled to 6 months of free membership. The club is situated in the “old square” next to Bank Hapoalim and opposite the main post office. The club houses an extensive English language library for use of members. Drinks and light snacks are available for purchase to members. The moadon (clubhouse) sponsors several activities, such as Sundays and Wednesdays: Bridge and Whist, Monday mornings: Library day, free coffee and tea for members, Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings: 12 Step Recovery Group (all 12 steppers welcome), Tuesdays: “Survival Hebrew,” Friday mornings: Social hour, Saturdays: Light suppers and conversation. In addition, monthly evening activities are organized including film evenings, quizzes, outside speakers, etc. A book club is currently being organized. For more information concerning activities, contact the Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, Monte Mirbach at [email protected]
ESRA (English Speakers Residents Association) has a very active group in the Karmiel/Misgav area. It offers a variety of lectures, trips, a newly formed book club, a handicraft group, and volunteer opportunities. Membership is free for first year Olim. For more information, email [email protected] or go to their website http://www.esra.org.il/karmiel-misgav-and-area or Facebook page – ESRA Karmiel.