I was the biggest homebody. I had lived in the same house my entire life. The thought of making Aliyah – leaving the comfort of my childhood home in Plainview, New York – and living and studying at Ulpan Etzion in Jerusalem was terrifying to me.
Dan Yanson, originally from Russia, made Aliyah from Scotland UK ten years ago in 2008. He lives in Haifa with his wife and four children and makes a point of attending the Nefesh B’Nefesh Go Beyond North picnic each summer where he connects with fellow Olim.