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Making Aliyah?.... That is the question.

On Tuesday, July 19th, WUJS Tel Aviv and Jerusalem had an Aliyah seminar day at the Young Judaea building in Jerusalem. It was full of great information! 

flag.jpgHere are some funny words of wisdom from Kate, the Assistant Director of Young Judaea Year-Course, about why she loves living in Israel and why she's so happy that she made Aliyah.

Reasons Kate loves Israel:

1.  Vegetables actually taste like vegetables.
2.  Tomatoes are 3 shekels/kilo.
3.  Israelis are rude and honest, not polite and false.
4.  Israelis treat each other like family -- They might make you cry when they scream at you in the middle of a traffic jam when they're frustrated, but then they come right over and give you a tissue.
5.  The pace of life is fun and interesting -- you can have someone hold your spot in line while you go do another errand and then come back and get your spot back.
6.  Being a Jew is the majority.

And last but certainly not least...

7.  There is no snow to shovel in the winter!

To Kate, being in Israel is the "perfect fit."  She compared it to when you find the perfect shoe and then you buy it in every color and wear it until it's completely worn out.  

Kate advised that during your WUJS program, you should try to figure out if you just have a crush on Israel...or are you seriously in love?  It should just feel right.

By: Jessica Fass

Amy Gross- Nachon, Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment is greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by now husband Avishay on her Aliyah day.
September, 8, 2008.