Summer in Israel – Something to Get Used To – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie introduces the show by discussing the passage of time noticeable by the different blooming fruits on the trees;

Come Humble – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie kicks off the show speaking proudly about the various travels and activities her teenage children are doing independently.

Living With Integrity – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie starts off by describing the change in life during the Nine Days in her community

Summertime and Sound-Waves – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie introduces the show by catching us up on her children's summer activities and remarking on their independence

Creating Memories and Finding a Soul Mate – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens the show by referring to the tragedies abroad, specifically the Miami building collapse, and reflecting on the small joys in her life in Israel

One Man’s Story – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens the show by sharing her children's adventures and travels, which represents the safety and independence of teens in Israel.

Advice for Newcomers…”Roll With It” – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens by discussing the end-of-the-year pool parties happening in Susya for the regional schools, and the beauty of the national-religious lifestyle she notices in teen girls

Build a Life…Make Good Friends – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens by describing a surprise birthday party her friends gave her, and how even as an immigrant you can build a good life in Israel

Everyone Meets in Israel – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie starts off by bragging about her children and their strong attitude of Jewish Israeli pride; then Natalie speaks with Nechama Greenfield who is moving from Teaneck to Ashkelon in 6 days

Safer with Rockets….. – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie begins by describing her end-of-the year Senior class trip with her son and how the school's values are fundamental and devoid of materialism;

War, Politics, and the State of the Jew – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens by discussing the coming of Summer the end of the war; first guest Nechama Greenfield making Aliyah from Teaneck to Ashkelon in June

Israel Under Fire – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens by discussing the war being waged on Israel and the displaced families staying temporarily in her yishuv;

Dealing with pain – Together. Being home. – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens by recounting Lag B'omer and the terrible disaster at Meron that killed 45 Jews

New Coffee, Basketball and Parties – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie opens the program describing a moving ceremony in her region of new medics; next she speaks with an ex-lone soldier Ikee Bodner, who moved to Israel with his family when he was 11, and when they returned to the US, he decided to stay and build his life here. He served in the Air Force as a technician, and upon release just 6 months ago

Love, Land and Football – Returning Home [audio]

Natalie begins the show by expressing her excitement about the upcoming holiday Lag B'omer, and describes the activities of the children leading up to the fires.

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, about current trends in N. American aliyah and the mentoring program which matches families in Israel to new olim.


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