Natalie opens by discussing the war being waged on Israel and the displaced families staying temporarily in her yishuv;
Natalie describes aspects of life now;
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.
Natalie introduces the show by catching us up on her children's summer activities and remarking on their independence
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
Natalie spends this episode sharing parts of her week with us....
Natalie welcomes Edith Barr to the program, who shares her aliyah story. Edie and her husband made aliyah first to Beer Sheva in the early 19803
Natalie speaks of Yom Ha'atzmaut and how the season is changing and turning into Summer and all the festivities coming up; Meet Shimshon Meir Frankel, Pyschotherapist living in Zichron Ya'akov with his wife and children. Shimson Meir was on the show recently telling his story of coming to Israel on a Peace Trip, but he was turned off and became an orthodox Jew. Now Shimson continues his story and gets to the aliyah part.
Natalie hosts Rafi Shulman, Co-Founder of Olim Advisors, an organization that is like a concierge service for new olim
Natalie starts off by describing the rainy season, how in Israel nobody complains about the rain; first guest Aaron Friedman, Chicago to Efrat.
Natalie opens by sharing her thoughts of Pesach cleaning....
Natalie starts off by reading fan mail and hate mail; Meet guest Reuven Mordechai Marantz who made aliyah from Boston in 2010 at age 33, single, and eventually found his wife, created a family, and found a career.
Natalie starts off describing Rosh haShana in her yishuv;
Natalie begins by describing the start of the Chanukah season
Natalie meets with Dani Abell, who moved to Israel in 2011 right after finishing college and getting married. We trace Dani's life from learning at Hesder Yeshivah in Shalavim, to Ramot where he has been for the past 5 years with his wife Lea and 4 children
Natalie opens by recounting Lag B'omer and the terrible disaster at Meron that killed 45 Jews
Natalie opens by discussing the release of stress provided by laughter, something we all need during these times;
Natalie opens the show describing her recent visit to Park Timna in the Arava
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.
Natalie interviews Bobby Anfang, who made aliyah in 2014 because he fell in love with an Israeli girl! Want to live in Israel and still single? Marry an Israeli.
Natalie speaks openly about the past rash of terror attacks and specifically about the latest one over Passover which affected her deeply.
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;
Natalie greets Aleeza Ben-Shalom, (Philadelphia - Pardes Chana, 2021) and discusses the challenges she and her family have had for their first full year in Israel. They discussed living with one small 5-seater car (they are a family of 7), the children's growing independence, the struggles with Hebrew for the kids, the parents, and with bureaucracy; and the good people who help. Finally, the show ended with a focus on the excellent seasonal fresh produce.
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
Natalie interviews Jason Lipstein (Montreal - Haifa) who made aliyah with his family just a few months ago, Summer 2022. Jason tells his story of coming to Israel 20 years ago on Birthright, returning to Montreal, and being found by Messianic Jews who were trying their utmost to convert him. Luckily, Jason's mother sent him to her Rabbi for help and Jason became a more Torah observant Jews. He eventually met his wife in a Torah class and years later, they moved to Israel.
Natalie opens the show by discussing the increase in violence in Judea and Samaria over the past few weeks, and discussing New Years and the absence of any celebrations;
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
Natalie carries the show completely this week; first by sharing her frustration over planting a garden in her yard;
Natalie brings on the show mortgage consultant Yoni Hyman, to share the ins and outs of buying a home in Israel;
Natalie begins the show reflecting on her oldest child's birthday, and how her children has really been fully raised in Israel. Natalie's first guest is Freida Katz, a young woman from Texas who came to Israel on a Gap Year program and decided to stay...Freida is now attending the University of Ariel and discusses how she made that decision and what college life is like in Israel. Next up, Zezy Fuld who catches us up on life in Beit Shemesh, finding a new job, and more.