Immigrant Stories

Joseph and Yafit
Joseph & Yafit along with their 3 children made Aliyah in August, 2013 and writes: “My parents have long been instilling in me a love for the State of Israel. I teach/create programming for the youth centered around Israel. It has always been a large part of my life and I am looking forward so much to bringing my family home!”
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Beth
Beth made Aliyah in July of 2013 and shares: “Israel is my home! It is where I have been taught I belong, and I believe it is time for me to take advantage of this right!”
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Jonathan and family
Jonathan and family immigrated to Israel in August, 2013 and he writes: “We are practicing members of the Jewish faith and committed to the belief that the rebirth of the State of Israel calls every Jew to the opportunity to live in the historic homeland of the Jewish people.”
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Judy
Judy immigrated to Israel June 2013 and writes: “I have wanted to return home for a number of years but could not afford to do so until I retired. On 22 May 2011, I survived the F5 tornado in Joplin, Mo and lost most of my possessions….. I was in bed asleep and woke up outside with it raining and hailing on me with my dog lying next to me calm, cool and collected.”
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Ira and Family of 5
Ira, his wife, and 3 children immigrated to Israel in September, 2013: “My wife and I have always wanted to live in Israel we always discussed going but it never seemed the right time... both decided that there would never be a good time to make Aliyah and that we should just do it. After 13 years of marriage we are very excited and scared for our upcoming move.”
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Timima and Family of 5
Timima, with her husband and 3 children, made Aliyah July 2013: “My oldest son is now at the age where we needed to make a decision to move and fulfill our dream or put it on the back burner. So we decided to make the move!”
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Ivan and Family of 4
Ivan and his family of 4 made aliyah in August 2013: “….we have this inexplicable feeling that we want to be there, that we will be able to impact socially in some way and that we will be able to teach our children that. Since we decided to make aliyah, things have advanced smoothly, as if we are meant to do this.”
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Michael and Family of 4
Michael and his family of 4 immigrated in July 2013: “….America isn’t where Jews are supposed to be. It isn’t where our children can fully realize their potential as Jews. We know that place is Israel. So it’s time to come home.”
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Ezra and Family of 3
Ezra and family of 3 made Aliyah June, 2013 and writes when asked why he is making Aliyah: “It's just what I've been dreaming for the past 29 years. I came as a child from Israel, very sad to know that my parents left the homeland but I had no choice but now my dream is coming true….”
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Dimitry
Dimitry made Aliyah in May, 2013 and writes: “I have experienced a complete separation from family, a persistent lack of employment, and for a while even a lack of basic food, clothing, and shelter. At first the unraveling, and eventual separation, from the everyday world came across as pain and suffering. Oddly enough, this complete break is what allowed me the time and space to search for answers, discover my faith, and let in a much higher power. I now know that all along my life has been leading me in the direction of the physical journey, and spiritual ascent – to the State of Israel.”
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