Aliyah

For thousands of years our ancestors dreamed of living in the Holy Land. Some dared travel for months – by foot, wagon, and boat, though few managed to survive the trek. Imagine how shocked they would be if they knew that their descendants would be able to fly to the land of their dreams for free? No doubt they’d think it was Moshiach times.

Am I Still New Here?

Making Aliyah has its benefits. But how long is one really considered an olah chadasha? For how much longer can I milk my excuse, “but I’m an olah chadasha,” in order to get better service (maybe?) and be excused for my grammar mistakes. When I first made Aliyah, I liked to tell people, “we’re […]

241 Days and Counting

We help each other. Being helped inspires us to be helpful.
My husband and I made aliyah 241 days ago, but then 231 days ago he had to return to the United States to finish out his contract. Before he departed we found a place to live near the other Be’er Sheva based Neve-niks, and […]

Do I Really Need This?

I close my eyes tightly and try to visualize the journey ahead–after all how does one pack for an adventure?  In just two months my family of six will be packing out of Las Vegas and making Aliyah to join Neve Chabad.

I am walking from room to room sorting through what seems like a […]

The Picnic of the Year Hit Off Again!

Over 150 Chabad English speakers, from all over Israel, gathered in Gan HaPaamon in Be’er Sheva on a beautiful Chol HaMoed Pesach afternoon, to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones, while enjoying a delicious barbecue. The kids played while the adults farbrenged, conversed, and enjoyed this much-anticipated event.

Five years ago, members of […]