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Rescue, Return, Restore – Poor Jewish People to Israel

Stories from the Field

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

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Pavel and Anzhelika K from Odessa

Pavel and Anzhelika K from Odessa

The most precious thing in this life for me is my family.  I want to take care of my girls – my wife Anzhelika and my daughter Alina – so that they have a better life and that we have a future!” “I was born and raised in Odessa by my mother and grandmother.  I often...

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Mark K from Feodosia

Mark K from Feodosia

“My mom and younger brother have been living in Israel for twenty-five years. And three years ago, my elder daughter also moved there, to study under the NAALE program. By the way, you also helped her in this move. And this year my younger daughter will be traveling...

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Vladimir and Tatyana B from Sevastopol

Vladimir and Tatyana B from Sevastopol

“Twenty years ago, my parents moved to Israel, my dad is already ninety-two years old, and mom is ninety. Two years ago my father had serious heart problems and underwent surgery. Thank God, the operation was successful. My parents are of such an age that it is no...

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Viktor and Marina Y from Donetsk

Viktor and Marina Y from Donetsk

Viktor is making Aliyah with his wife, Marina and son, Dmytro.  He tells their story: “My wife and I are from Donetsk and are both doctors by profession.  I am a surgeon, and my wife is a rehabilitation therapist.  We have two sons – the elder is 24 years old.  He...

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Boris (Baruch) and Natalya M from Odessa

Boris (Baruch) and Natalya M from Odessa

Boris – known as Baruch – and Natalya made Aliyah with their six children – sons Menachem, Efraim, and Shmuel and daughters Rivka, Ester, and Bat Sheva. The couple is well known in the Jewish community in Odessa where Baruch is head of the local synagogue and a...

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Yosif Sh from Odessa

Yosif Sh from Odessa

While Yosif’s wife was alive they didn’t think about repatriation. They lived very modestly and had enough from their pensions. But after her death Yosif decided to make his Aliyah.  Yosif is 75 and his sister who lives in Israel has invited him to come live with her....

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