By: Hillel Kuttler When Rachel and David Heller moved to Israel in 2012, they sought a Montessori educational framework for their daughter, Adina. Problem was that the movement wasn’t popular in Israel, like it is [...]
By Hillel Kuttler The 10 people settle into couches, loungers and chairs on an early summer’s night in a living room looking out onto the Mediterranean Sea a block away in the northern-Israel town of Nahariya. [...]
By Hillel Kuttler While it is Israel’s third largest city, Haifa tends to be excluded from conversations about viable landing spots for English-speaking immigrants. That’s often because Jerusalem, as the Jewish people’s eternal capital, draws with [...]
By Hillel Kuttler Shlomo Strugano steers his white minivan into the driveway on a recent morning after driving his children to school. He gets out and steps toward his five-bedroom, three-bathroom home – it features [...]
By Hillel Kuttler For some people, a spiritual moment precipitated their decisions to move to Israel. For Jessica Ben-kiki, the moment was mundane: the rush of commuters in Haifa’s Lev Hamifratz train station three years ago. [...]
By Hillel Kuttler It’s a Wednesday night, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and several North Americans have gathered in a duplex apartment in a modern building in Kiryat Shmuel, a neighborhood dominated by older [...]
By Hillel Kuttler Akiva and Tzivia MacLeod didn’t bring many belongings from Toronto upon moving their family to Israel in 2013. Most of what came along, seemingly, were Legos and books – lots and lots of [...]
Anyone who has made Aliyah can relate to Avraham being told by Hashem to leave everything he’s ever known and to go to the Land that “I will show you.” There is a level of trust here that you can only understand fully when you experience it.
By Hillel Kuttler The previous night’s out-of-the-blue rainfall had soaked their Sukkah downstairs, so Jonathan and Sarah Kemp instead greeted a breakfast guest at the door of their third-floor apartment in Nahariya. As an English [...]
By: Hillel Kuttler A glorious, early-autumn afternoon blankets the new Hadera development of Nisanim, where several residents have yet to take down their Sukkot five days after the holiday’s conclusion. The huts’ part-temporary, part permanent nature [...]
By: Hillel Kuttler In 2014, shortly after moving from Toronto to Israel, Marshall Deltoff and his son Periel were entering a mall in the northern town of Karmiel. A security guard stopped them. Periel, then 9, [...]
I want to take a moment to address a misconception I believe a lot of people have about the Israeli climate. Israel has winter. Winter in Israel brings with it the usual crop of sniffles, the flu and the standard homegrown cold. In addition to all the standard ailments, a lot of olim are surprised to find themselves feeling ill for longer periods than they are used to or getting sick more often than they did back in their native countries.
233 people from 19 US states and one Canadian province landed today at Ben Gurion Airport and became new Israeli citizens. The passengers included 21 families, 75 children, six sets of twins, and people working in [...]
By: Hillel Kuttler It’s late on a Tuesday afternoon, and four-year-old Elisha Muller and his two-year-old sister Gefen sit quietly on a sofa, watching cartoons on a tablet. Cake and a pitcher of water beckon [...]
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