PBT Meets the Mayor of Karmiel, Israel

PBT was very honored to be invited to have a personal meeting with Karmiel’s Mayor, Adi Eldar.  He has been Mayor for the city since 1988 and has achieved many wonderful things for the city of Karmiel including building a beautiful park which he invited us to view from his private chambers.  He spoke very highly about Pittsburgh and the sister city partnership between it and Karmiel.  Adi Eldar was also in attendance of our performance last night at the Karmiel Dance Festival.

Karmiel is a young city in Israel which was established in 1964 and now has a population of about 50,000.  The Mayor also told us how Karmiel is known as one of the greenest cities in Israel.  Karmiel is especially known for the Karmiel Dance Festival.

PBT dancer Stephan Hadala taking a walk outside of the municipality building.

PBT dancers Christopher Budzynski and Alexandra Kochis outside the municipality building in Karmiel.

PBT meeting the Mayor of Karmiel, Adi Eldar.

The Mayor of Karmiel, Adi Eldar.

PBT Principal dancer Julia Erickson presenting the Mayor with a PBT Israel Tour t-shirt.

PBT Executive Director, Harris Ferris receiving a gift from the Mayor.

PBT’s gift from the Mayor, a beautiful 3D book on the city of Karmiel.

PBT dancers Stephan Hadala, Elysa Hotchkiss and Robert Moore on the Mayor’s private chamber balcony overlooking the park.

A sign outside of the municipality building pointing to Pittsburgh!

PBT Executive Director, Harris Ferris with the Mayor of Karmiel after our performance at the Karmiel Dance Festival.

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