Yom Ha’atzmaut 73 Years of our Little Israel – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie speaks about Yom Ha'atzmaut, and interviews David Matlin of i24News, an oleh who came to Israel first on the One Year Program at Hebrew University in 2001 and later returned to serve in the IDF; and speaks with Zezy Fuld comparing Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations in the US vs. in Israel.

My First Soldier – New Experiences – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens by sharing her feelings of sending off her first child to the army; Next up is Rachel Hamer Shemesh a Career Consultant with Gvahim who heads "Aliyah Prep,"

Pesach and Being Proud – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie starts off the show discussing the beauty and excitement in the air during Chol haMoed Pesach, especially this year, after so many Corona restrictions

Making Aliyah in a Pod….and Being a Light Unto the Nations – Returning Home...

Natalie meets with Zeli Heller, (Brooklyn - Givat Har'el) former lone soldier who made aliyah in 2018, and is co-founder and creator of Aliyahpod, a new free online platform joining potential Olim together so they can make the move as a group

Attitude is Everything – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie begins by discussing a recent movie, and how each of us has the power to make important decisions; First guest is Arthur Miller, author of "Because it's Israel, An Aliyah Odyssey" who discusses his first taste of Israel in 1968, and his eventual aliyah 35 years later; Next guest is returning guest Aleeza Bracha Ben Shalom, here only a week with her family, and managing to register for all the necessary services, part of every oleh's process. Her attitude is very positive and nothing gets this lady down!

Meet an Irishman and a Dating Coach – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie begins the show by describing the Purim megillah readings at her yishuv, which were all outside in different neighborhoods, and made the holiday extra special; Natalie's first guest is Daniel Rosehill, Ireland-Jerusalem 2015, who is an independent tech writer.

Purim, and the influence of Rabbi Kahane z”l – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens the show talking about Purim, how it is such a "high" in Israel, and the mitzvah of giving mishloach manot;

Snow in Israel – Anything is Possible Here – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie begins by remarking on the wondrous snowfall that has landed in Israel. Natalie's first guest is Eric Sirkin, Palo Alto to Jerusalem 2010, who talks about lone soldiers in Israel and the Lone Soldier Center

Sometimes Laughing Is the Solution – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens by discussing the release of stress provided by laughter, something we all need during these times;

Rain in Israel – a True Blessing – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie starts off by describing the rainy season, how in Israel nobody complains about the rain; first guest Aaron Friedman, Chicago to Efrat.

Filling A Need: 2 Stories of Olim Who Changed their Careers – Returning Home...

Natalie starts off discussing how basketball coach and player Amar'e Stoudemire is observing Shabbat and making Jews proud, and how all Jews should keep Shabbat proudly

Be Part of the Action – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie starts off by admitting she does not always appreciate the good things in life, and she should. We all should. Her first guest is Edward Ades, 2019 from Brooklyn living now in Re'nana, who decided to move because life is short and you only have one. Second guest is Adeena Mark Kapon, 2004 olah from Lawrence NY to Efrat, whose mother made aliyah first, but was tragically killed by a terrorist. That tragedy motivated her own aliyah.

Look at the Positive….Israel is Thriving – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens discussing her honesty about Israel, showing some of the hardships of life here, but saying that Israel is a great place to live especially now with so much instability in other parts of the world;

We Need More Jews to Come Home…..Yallah! – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens by describing getting off course in the Jordan Valley, ending up in an Arab encampment, finding herself a bit frightened, wishing for a stronger jewish presence in these peripheral parts of Israel; Natalie speaks with Doron Klein, CEO of Telfed, the South African Zionist Federation of Israel; Moshe Dejman, new oleh from Baltimore, about settling in, dealing with a medical crisis in Israel; David Brenner, founder of PartnersInAliyah.org, about current trends in N. American aliyah and the mentoring program which matches families in Israel to new olim.

Come Now! Israel is Abundant and Caring – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie begins by comparing 1970s Soviet Union to present-day Israel, and reflecting on the abundance of the Holy Land; then Natalie speaks with Tzvi Ophir, English teacher from the UK, who made aliyah in 1970 at the age of eight. Tzvi discusses his own aliyah, being a teacher, and his youngest son who has Down's Syndrome.

Turning on the Switch – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie speaks today with Go'el Jasper who made aliyah from Baltimore in 2004, and discusses how he suddenly wanted to live in Israel. Some people are planners, and others act by instinct. Go'el talks about how some people in the Diaspora live "comfortable" lives and how it is so much more fulfilling to live in Israel. Natalie's second guest is Arielle Peleg, 26-year-old olah who moved from Philadelphia in 2018 on her own after a 3-week Me'or program in Jerusalem. Arielle lives in Petach Tikvah, a very Israeli city, and describes feeling chanukah and seeing it so alive.

Turning on the Switch – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie speaks today with Go'el Jasper who made aliyah from Baltimore in 2004, and discusses how he suddenly wanted to live in Israel. Some people are planners, and others act by instinct. Go'el talks about how some people in the Diaspora live "comfortable" lives and how it is so much more fulfilling to live in Israel. Natalie's second guest is Arielle Peleg, 26-year-old olah who moved from Philadelphia in 2018 on her own after a 3-week Me'or program in Jerusalem. Arielle lives in Petach Tikvah, a very Israeli city, and describes feeling chanukah and seeing it so alive.

Chanukah is Here! – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie begins speaking about Chanukah in Israel and how it is special; first guest is Nechama David, who made aliyah as a single adult in 2002 and got married here, lives today on Kibbutz Shluchot and has 2 girls; second guest is David Bentley, 61, Australian who recently moved to Israel to be with his elderly mother who is ill. Final segment Natalie speaks with Meir Raskas, Neve Daniel, about Hatzalah Yehuda and Shomron volunteer medics, Chanukah in Israel, and the ease with working remotely today, eliminating the employment excuse for making aliyah.

Winter – Kick the Cold, Make New Friends – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie starts off describing her winter cold, and the new baseball stadium being built in her community; Speaks with Nechama Stein, 19 year old in Wisconsin, starting the aliyah process; Then speaks with Nichoma Ceasar, 35 year old Oleh in Tekoa, who moved to Israel 7 years ago. Both guests found Natalie in a Hebrew "pilot" she is involved with, to help train a new hebrew teacher. Lots of ways to meet new people and make new friends in Israel....

Age is Just a Number – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie speaks with senior citizens who have made aliyah, and discusses their experiences living in Israel. First Rini and Alan Goncher from Kansas City now living in Efrat; then Helen Freedman from Arizona now living in Jerusalem. Listen to their daily activities, their busy schedules, their joy of living in the Holy Land.

This is Home…It’s All We’ve Got – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens the program by speaking about the difficulties of leaving family behind; Then we meet Ezra Shapiro, math teacher-turned-shepherd, who made aliyah from Omaha in 2001 and today runs Ezra Computer Solutions & Support in Jerusalem; Natalie ends the show with a visit from Zezy Fuld who chats about the worrying possibility of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sitting in the White House for the next four years.

Be Strong, Be A Cheerleader, Even When Things are Tough – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie speaks about focusing on positive happy things even when things get tough in life; Speaks with returning guest Yael Julanov, Formerly of the Soviet Union and New Yorker making aliyah plans and handling the bureaucracy.

First Winter Rain and More – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie talks about the first winter rain; speaks with oleh Al Tannenbaum, Sport Teacher, who tells his aliyah story from Philadelphia to Arad; and Eli Ben-Ami with Dolphin Express shipping company used by the Jewish Agency for all the Israeli representatives in the US

Having Faith, Meet a Lone Soldier, and the US Elections in Israel – Returning...

Natalie speaks about having faith, and making the move to Israel even in the face of the unknown; speaks with Yoseph Prigal, an oleh from Baltimore who came to Israel at the age of 18 and never went back, and joined the army as a lone soldier; and speaks with Abe Katsman, Counsel to Republicans Overseas Israel, about the role of the Republican party here in Israel and of course, about the upcoming US elections.

Thank God and Notice Him – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens with her recent car trouble in Kiryat Arba, where she was saved from a potentially scary and dangerous situation; speaks with Moshe Dejman, recent oleh from Baltimore living in Beit Shemesh; and ends with Zezy Fuld who speaks about managing expectations in the aliyah process, especially with shipping....

Getting Back to Routine – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie discusses life after Sukkoth, and the zoom lessons her kids are doing instead of regular class in a school, and how it isn't all bad; Natalie speaks with Shawna Goodman, Chef Instructor in Renana from Montreal, David and Helaine Brenner of Efrat and Founder of PartnersInAliyah (partnersinaliyah.org); and Elana Singer, visits again about buying a home in the US vs. buying a home in Israel (www.elanarealty.com)

Still Sukkot, a new dog, & 3 cool olim to meet – Returning Home...

Natalie speaks about life in her sukkah during this time, and how her family got a new dog; meets with new arrival Rabbi Vogel and Chaya from Wisconsin now in Tsfat; Jonathan Gabbai who has established a ranch and sells beef (www.orderkoshermeat.com); and Elana Singer, Real Estate agent in Efrat discusses her own successful aliyah and the current market. (Elana@elanarealty.com)

Sukkoth in Israel – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie discusses the upcoming Sukkoth holiday; Meets with Kenny Goldman, co-Director of Kayitz b'Kibbutz (www.kayitz.com) and talks about his aliyah and the successful American-style overnight summer camp he runs at Kibbutz Shluchot; and meet Marc Rosenberg, Vice President of Diaspora Partnerships for Nefesh b'Nefesh, who discusses the current trends of Aliyah, the motivation causing people to consider Aliyah, and the three most popular categories of people making aliyah today.

Being Unbalanced while Moving Forward – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie describes life under the current Corona lockdown and how she and her family are adjusting; Meet Rachel Berger, Director of Employment for Nefesh b'Nefesh (www.nbn.org.il/jobboard and on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/nbnjobs) and hear how olim are pivoting their careers in Israel; Meet Janine Kutliroff, seriel entrepreneur originally from Ohio, who has successfully made her way in the business world in Israel

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