Monday, August 23, 2010

We did it!

OK - We are now officially Israeli citizens (as of last Thursday, in fact). We flew to Israel on a Nefesh B'Nefesh charter flight. Everyone on the flight was making aliya. Almost half the passengers were children! The flight was relatively smooth (much smoother than when I flew back to the states last month: alone with the 3 kids on Lot airlines with a 4 hour layover in Warsaw!). (See picture above of Ian, Yonah and Tamar - getting along grandly on the ElAl plane!)

We are slowly getting settled in and wading through errands and red tape. We should get our teudot zeihut (citizen identity cards) by Wenesday, and that will hopefully smooth out some of the beurocratic obstacles. The kids start school September 1.

Cheers -


  1. Mazal Tov! Does this mean you'll be posting here now? I hope so!!

  2. Yes - The intention - now that we have made Aliyah is to post much more regularly!
    Deborah - we miss you guys so much! When are you coming to visit us in Israel? (feel free to answer 'off blog'). love - D.

  3. We'll get there-hopefully before the boys' Bar Mitzvahs. Sick that we missed you. Will take the conversation off-blog, but I'm so pleased that you're blogging more often!!