I am on a journey, to make Aliyah, and want to share my journey with my family, friends and anyone that is interested. I made the decision to make Aliyah in December 2002 and now I am actually doing it. This blog will chronicle my story and adventures leading up to getting on the plane and then the continuing story of the beginning of my new life in Israel and what I experience once there.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Facebook and My New Olim Friends

Over the last couple of months I have made friends online with others that are making aliyah this year. One will be on the same flight that I will be one, another is trying and others are on different flights. As the year progresses I am enjoying seeing their posts to Facebook. Their status many times resemble what mine have been. I did all of my paperwork and such earlier than most people so they are now doing things such as waiting for approvals and visas which I was fortunate enough to have already completed. As they post their status I am recalling each time how I felt at those milestones and know they must be having similar responses. I am happy for them! I don't mind either that their joy makes me feel good too.


Maya / מיה said...

Don't forget your awesome post-aliyah blogger friends... :)

Matt Gottlieb / משה גוטליב said...

Absolutely, but in thoses cases you are telling me what I am going to experuence in the futue versus me remembering what I have already done ;-)

I enjoy both

תמר said...

Matt, where did you find the Aliyah counters you have on your blog? Since I am hoping to take the same flight, I would like to post those on my blog but I am too technically challenge to figure out how to "steal" them from your site. By the way, I sent you a friend request on facebook. Tonielle/תמר