ImageMany thanks to club president Galya Racine (seen above with husband Dan, also an MIT alum) for organizing an MIT Club of Israel event at the Tzora Vineyards near Jerusalem.  Before my talk about Goal Play!, we got a full briefing from one of the partners in the vineyard and learned about the growing process and also the production of wine.

IMG_2227This required a certain amount of discipline, as people tasted a variety of wines, interspersed with bread and cheese (also produced on site).  As you can see, though, at least one participant was properly dressed for the occasion.

IMG_2237Another Dan, recently arrived as an immigrant to Israel made a huge effort to get to the event, taking two trains and a bus.  He left with a backpack full of wine, and we eased his return by giving him a ride.

I was pleasantly surprised to see a classmate from my year (1972), Steve Rogers (a physics major.)  You see him here comparing notes about a fossil found in the vineyard with Carlos, an undergraduate involved in the MISTI program, which provides international learning and service opportunities to students.