Here is the city we are visiting today, Ramat Beit Shemesh.
We are sitting in a bakery waiting for supper... A VERY long wait indeed. There are lots of kids and schools here and tons of parks and playgrounds. The person who showed us around said they have good ballet classes all the way up to adult age. There is lots of time for activities (chugim) because school (for girls) finishes at 1:30 pm. BUT we will still have to do English, grammar etc at home because the English in schools is lousy!