Aleksandr and Irina F from Tiraspol, Moldova

Aleksandr and Irina F from Tiraspol, Moldova

Aleksandr’s surname in Yiddish means ‘the sparkling, shining, stone’.  Aleksandr was born in December 1978 and made aliyah with his wife, Irina. Aleksandr didn’t know his grandparents, but he knows that the family comes from his great-grandmother Chai-Sura and...
Tamara and Esther L from Sao Paulo

Tamara and Esther L from Sao Paulo

Sisters Tamara and Esther from Sao Paulo made Aliyah together. Tamara tells their story: “Aliyah for us means to have a new opportunity in life, to grow and to develop.” “My sister and I made the decision to make Aliyah as life in Brazil is not easy and also because...
Sergei and Snezhana Y from Krivoi Rog

Sergei and Snezhana Y from Krivoi Rog

Sergei and Snezhana made Aliyah along with their daughters, Anastasia and Valeria. Sergei tells their story: “It is our dream to go to Israel. My wife has relatives who have been in Israel for more than 20 years. Our eldest daughter has already graduated from school...
Koba and Nina L from Tbilisi

Koba and Nina L from Tbilisi

Koba tells their story: “Israel is ours and we have to be there! This is more than words for me – it’s also our emotions. We love Israel.” “There are many things happening in this world now. I was brought up and raised as a Georgian. It is very difficult for me to...
Dinah N from Sao Paulo

Dinah N from Sao Paulo

Dinah tells her story: “My name is Dinah, I´m from São Paulo. I have family in Brazil, but I always wanted to live in Israel. Aliyah for me means a return to a wonderful country which I can call ‘my home’. I decided earlier this year to make Aliyah because I love...
Vira Z from Kherson

Vira Z from Kherson

Vira Tells her story: “My Dad made Aliyah twenty years ago and now is seriously ill and I am going to care for him. I am originally from Crimea and, due to the war and the occupation of Crimea, living there is getting worse every day.” “My parents divorced when I was...
Igor S from Mariupol

Igor S from Mariupol

“I just made the decision to leave a month ago!! Before that I was a little afraid of change but now I realise that in Ukraine I wasn’t doing anything, the country is heading for the abyss and getting worse and worse every year. There are no prospects, little work –...
Irina S from Tbilisi

Irina S from Tbilisi

Thanks to Irina’s Jewish roots that stem from her Ukrainian grandmother, she is able to make Aliyah. She said she is very happy about that. Irina said: “You know if it wasn’t for Ezra, I really don’t know how I would have done everything. I had the visa in my hands...
Natalya and Dmitri M from Tbilisi, Georgia

Natalya and Dmitri M from Tbilisi, Georgia

Natalya tells the young couple’s story:“My husband and I are a couple who love a challenge! We want to change our life. We have overcome a lot of stress and want to have a better life for our family. My grandmother always told me that Israel is our land. This...
Vladimir and Alla K from Kiev

Vladimir and Alla K from Kiev

Vladimir tells the couple’s story: “For me, making Aliyah is the only hope to live longer as I am now suffering from an incurable disease. There is hope that in Israel, where the medicine and doctors are more advanced, they can help me. Sometimes they do wonders!” “I...
Irina and Sergei M from Stefanova, Bulgaria

Irina and Sergei M from Stefanova, Bulgaria

Irina and Sergei made Aliyah along with their daughter Eva. Eva has a number of serious health issues and the family are hoping for better health care in Israel. Volunteers from a local church brought the family from their village of Stefanova to the airport in Varna...
Olga S from Kiev

Olga S from Kiev

This is my dream – to live in Israel – and now it’s coming true!“It is difficult when your daughter and grandchildren are so far away – but I always believed that we could be together. My own mother was left an orphan when she was 12 years old. The Nazis shot her...