Eliana A from Sao Paulo

Mar 5, 2021 | Brazil

“My name is Eliana, I am a widow from São Paulo, Brazil and I’m making aliyah with my son Leo and his wife Kesia.”

“Aliyah means a search for greater spirituality, a change of life for the whole family, with unity, love and hope.  I want to live life as a Jew, a Zionist, and want to live in a free democratic country, where we can develop and contribute to the country: this was the big reason for us to make aliyah.”

“It is difficult to leave friends, networks of relationships, the ease of mother tongue, leaving my father, who is now 88 years old. It is also difficult to leave my job and volunteer work. But I have the dream of one day being able to own a home, work, retire and be happy, with a more meaningful life for everyone, with family togetherness.”

“I had no problems with anisemitism directly, I am the first generation of Brazilians from a German family. My parents came to Brazil fleeing Nazism.”

“I heard about Ezra International from a colleague.  I thank everyone involved in Ezra for helping to take this big step in other people’s lives. This work requires a lot of strength and dedication.”

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