In their Own Words

  • Yael Warman: Feeling Blessed

    How did this crazy idea come to be, you ask? Well, I blame it all on my husband. For years he talked about his dream of making Aliyah. How do you avoid disappointing your spouse and still get away with not moving? “Maybe one day.” That’s what I used to tell him. As in, when […]

  • Happy Aliyahversary, Binny!

    Binny Zupnick made Aliyah in 2012 alone at the age of 17 from West Hempstead, New York. He currently lives in Givat Shmuel where he is active in the local Egalitarian Minyan and the larger Oleh community. It’s been 4 years since I made Aliyah, 6 years since I began bothering my parents to let […]

  • If You Will It, It Is Not Only a Dream

    Gaby Novick originally from West Hempstead,  New York, made Aliyah on the August 2016 charter flight. A graduate of Yeshiva University, Gaby  actualized his lifelong Aliyah dream and writes below on the factors that influenced his decision. He is working as a madrich at Yeshivat HaKotel.  I’m often asked when I made the decision to […]

  • Ari Solomon: Serving My Country

    Ari Solomon made Aliyah from Los Angeles in December 2010, and served from 2011 to 2014 as a combat soldier in the elite Sayeret Tzanchanim (Paratroopers Reconnaissance) Unit. After being released from the army, Ari has since completed his master’s degree in government with a specialization in Diplomacy and Conflict Studies from the IDC Herzilya.  […]

  • 10 Habits of Highly Effective Olim

    Michal Jacob, who moved from New Jersey to Modiin in 2015, gives her 10 secrets to a successful Aliyah, or as she says “10 Habits of Highly Effective Olim”: 1. Paperwork: Organize your important papers and documents in a neat and easy to access spot. Make sure the paperwork is always stored in the same […]