“I think it’s wonderful to make Aliyah with a group. The fact that you all came to Israel together creates a very strong bond, much like a family, and these are people who can be supportive and understand what you are experiencing. On the other hand, when Olim come as a group they are sometimes less open and have more difficulty with learning the language and integrating.”
“In the end, each individual has to assess what is best for them,” she says.
The Chaim Shel Tova organization calls on the public to keep their eyes open and be aware of what their neighbors are experiencing. They suggest that anyone who identifies a neighbor in need of help contact the organization.