Stories from the Field

Stories of Jewish people we’ve helped make aliyah (emigrate to Israel).

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Dmitri and Ekaterina F from St Petersburg

Dmitri and Ekaterina F from St Petersburg

Dmitri and Ekaterina, along with their daughters Arina and Aleksandra, made aliyah from St Petersburg via Azerbaijan. Many families from Russia are leaving the country via neighbouring countries to avoid the very long wait for consular checks in Russia. Ezra’s...

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Simon A from Tbilisi

Simon A from Tbilisi

“In general, as a Jew, I feel that I am supposed to be in Israel and have a deep connection with that country, but today my health issues push me to go there. I don’t want to talk in detail about my health, but it’s a very dangerous issue. I was having some treatments...

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Fabio and Fernanda R from Rio de Janeiro

Fabio and Fernanda R from Rio de Janeiro

“My name is Fábio, I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am making Aliyah with my wife, Fernanda and our daughter, Livia.” “Aliyah means life in harmony with family. We went through a lot of difficulties here in Brazil and this was decisive for us to look for an...

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Sebastian and Marianela V from Buenos Aires

Sebastian and Marianela V from Buenos Aires

“My name is Sebastian. I am a husband and a father to two girls. After some time, we as a family have decided to make Aliyah, our huge dream really. We are from Argentina; a country that is going through a very difficult time at every level but especially financially,...

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Vanina M from Buenos Aires

Vanina M from Buenos Aires

“This is a bit of my Aliyah journey I’d like to share with you. My name is Vanina. I am making Aliyah with my son, Netanel, and my daughter, Naomi. We love Israel! In fact, I am toshav chozer because we are returning to the place they were born and to where we all...

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Catalina and Mauro M from Entre Rios

Catalina and Mauro M from Entre Rios

“My name is Catalina. I am from Entre Rios, Argentina. I have decided to make Aliyah with my husband Mauro and our little daughter. Aliyah means a lot for me but especially it means a new life ahead of us as a family. I do remember that I have this desire to make...

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I Felt Like a Real King! – Vasili B from Kherson

I Felt Like a Real King! – Vasili B from Kherson

Vasili did not ‘fall’ into Ezra’s hands immediately. Firstly, the Jewish aid organisation Chesed in Odessa received a call from Vasili’s daughter from Israel with a request to help find and evacuate her father from Kherson and help him get to Israel. A few days before...

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Vadim Sh from Tiraspol, Transnistria, Moldova

Vadim Sh from Tiraspol, Transnistria, Moldova

“The idea of making aliyah has been brewing in my head for a long time, especially since my cousin Vladislav, quite recently, in October 2022, left for the SELA (Village) youth training program and the first acquaintance with the country of Israel, of course, comes...

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Ramaz I from Gori

Ramaz I from Gori

“I graduated from school and, like other guys, started to work and live my own life.  But time goes by and looking around I saw that nothing is changing.  I live in a small city, Gori, and there’s nothing interesting for me here – every day is the same routine over...

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