The City of Ariel was delighted to recently host members of Gateway Church of Southlake, Texas. It wasn’t their first visit, and it won’t be their last.
On Friday, August 26, our friends Jerry and Deborah Strober brought Presidential hopeful Herman Cain and his wife Gloria to the City of Ariel. It was quite the visit.
A group of 18 college students from Washington State University dropped in on Ariel on August 25 for a close-up encounter with the city, and a fresh take on current events. It was yet another of the university’s annual visits.
Mayor Ron Nachman’s friend Gary Gerson heard that a group was planning to travel from Greenwich, Connecticut to Israel on a tour. As our friends tend to do, Gary immediately suggested that they come to visit the City of Ariel. Steve and Margie Black took his advice and brought the group to Ariel on Friday, October 8th.
On May 17th Victoria Hearst returned to Ariel with her perennial delegation of pastors that she leads to Israel. As in the past the visit was a moving experience for all participants, some of whom had come to Israel for the first time.
The Ariel National Leadership Development Center recently hosted its first all-adult group from the United States. Although accustomed to training adult Israeli groups, including the IDF and the Israeli Police Force, this group consisted of adult men from Miami who sought a team building experience.
On Monday, May 9th, our friends from Maranantha Chapel in San Diego came for a special visit to the City of Ariel. Pastor Ray and Vicki Bentley, accompanied by Dr. Robert Mawire, led three busloads of Israel-loving Christians to see and experience the Land of Israel.
On May 4th Pastor Chris Hodges, the head pastor at Birmingham’s Church of the Highlands, came to Ariel for a personal meeting with Mayor Ron Nachman.
On May 2nd, Mayor Ron Nachman’s close friend Daniel Katz from Boca Raton, Florida brought an annual trip of 8th graders from the Hillel Day School of Boca Raton. As always, the first evening of the trip was spent in Ariel.
On April 17th, just a day before Passover, a delegation of students from Johns Hopkins University came to see the City of Ariel. Ariel was the first stop on their weeklong trip to Israel – a trip that would include a firsthand analysis of the geopolitics in the region from both Israeli and Arab perspectives.
On Thursday, March 31st Lowell Milken, came to visit Mayor Ron Nachman and the City of Ariel with his family. Mayor Nachman’s long time friend, Metukah Benjamin coordinated and joined the visit.
For the first time in a quarter of a century, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations came to the City of Ariel on Thursday, February 17th. The Conference brought three busloads of leading figures from America’s primary Jewish organizations.