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.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Started the day as a normal day. I went to class and stumbled through a little more Hebrew. I did learn some things, but it is still hard. Class ended at 12:30 and I headed back to my room to pack for the weekend as Silvy is coming to meet me for dinner and I will then go back to Neve Daniel for the weekend. She texted me that she would be done around 3 so I figured she'd get here around 3:30 or so. I called and talked to Kaitlin, but Emily's phone was off so I left her a message to call me when she turned her phone on.

Silvy arrived and we headed first to the beach at Hertzlia, which is only a few miles from where I am living.

We then walked down to the Mall next to the Hertzlia Marina, walked around a little, I talked to Jessica while Silvy was trying on some clothes.
We then went to the marina and walked around while also looking for the choices in kosher dining overlooking the marina. We found there were only three choices, two nicer places and a pizza place.
We chose Bistro 56 and sat next to railing overlooking the plaza and the marina and we had dinner while the sun set into the sea.
The restaurant brought out cake and non-dairy ice cream with a sparkler in it for my birthday which you can see in the picture which also shows me talking to Emily when she called after turning on her phone.
We then set off to return to the car and drive to Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion next to Jerusalem.
I was exhausted and I have to admit I dozed off in the car as we drove.
We arrived safe and sound and Silvy gave me the quick tour and I took one picture of the view from her back porch overlooking the settlements looking towards Jerusalem.

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