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Digital Presents for 2021 – and for Hanukkah!

The big trend in 2021 is for digital presents. Kids still love to unwrap physical presents and get new toys, but adults are opting for the greater freedom of choice that comes with digital gifts. The most obvious present is digital gift cards to spend in someone’s favorite online store. Even though Hanukkah is early

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Three Technology Trends in 2021: Are They Here To Stay?

Check out three emerging technology trends from 2021 that may be here to stay!

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Beautiful Nature Destinations in Israel for the Holiday Vacation

Planning A Nature Holiday Vacation? Check Out These Beautiful Destinations in Israel September is not only one of Israel’s most beautiful months, it also has some of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar where vacations are expected especially to beautiful nature destinations in Israel. We’ve already celebrated Rosh Ha Shanah and Sukkot is

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Anglo Communities in Northern Israel: What You Need to Know Part 2

In our previous post we looked at the challenges – and opportunities – that come with making aliyah. One of the keys to making a successful aliyah, and enjoying a great quality of life in Israel, is finding the right place to live. You might think that in such a small country, your location isn’t

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The Aliyah Process: What You Need To Know

What is Aliyah? Aliyah is an anglicised version of the Hebrew word ‘עֲלִיָּה’. It literally means ascent. Making aliyah has become the standard term for the process of emigrating to Israel. Under the Law of Return, every Jew has an automatic right to Israeli Citizenship – regardless of their current nationality or religious outlook. The

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Anglo Communities in Israel: What You Need To Know

Making Aliyah is an exciting and challenging process. It may well be the single most rewarding thing that you ever do. But life for Anglos in Israel isn’t always easy and you will need a support network if you’re going to make it as an Oleh Hadash. Even if you and your family are already

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5 Self-Care Tips for Olim (and really everyone)

The need for self-care is an idea that has grown steadily in the past few years. Taking a break and caring for one’s needs, whether emotional, physical, or spiritual is important in all areas of life, including work, home, when caring for children, or anyone else. Especially in the era of Covid-19, health and wellness

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Making Friends When Making Aliyah

Aliyah, like many changes in life, is a chance to reinvent oneself, and tap into new experiences. However, the thought of making new friends can come with a variety of emotions. Some are outgoing and make connections easily, the type often called a chevremon in Hebrew. Others prefer quiet times with a few people, and

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How to Succeed as an Anglo in Israel

Making aliyah is often the dream of a lifetime, but like many things in life, the accomplishment of the dream is truly just the beginning of the adventure. Packing up, getting through the bureaucratic hoops, and settling into your new home are all exciting stages with their share of expectations and challenges, but then there

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Top 7 Things You Need to Know When Making Aliyah

As any English speaker will tell you, life in Israel is usually quite a change from the way things were run in the old country, whether England, Canada, South Africa, the US or any other country that is considered “anglo” by Israelis. You may be working on the bureaucracy required to make aliyah, or understanding

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