I made Aliyah in 2019. I have distant family in Israel, but I had no immediate family when I made Aliyah. Now my brother is in his second year of yeshiva here, and it’s been great having him close!
I feel that here the “American dream” is actually more possible.
The main reason I wanted to make aliya was for my children. I wanted them to have a Jewish education, be in a Jewish environment, and find a Jewish partner.
Being a Type 1 Diabetic, I was initially given the profile of 21 which means exemption from service.
I grew up on the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. After finishing school I was hungry for adventure, I wanted to learn more about Judaism as well as live on my own.