We are making Aliyah…in 8 weeks! From the pipedream 9 years ago on our gap years, 5½ years of marriage, a couple of kids, many discussions and who knows how many ‘what ifs’ we have finally started our Aliyah countdown.
Just to introduce ourselves, we are Rafi and Adina Mendelsohn from London. We have two children – Ella who is nearly 3 and Eitan who is 12 weeks old. Through this blog, we want to share our Aliyah experiences – the good, the very good and also the not quite so good bits.
Moving our family and our lives to another country, which however familiar it might be to us through so many visits, is still a foreign country with a foreign culture and a foreign language! The fact that our kids will speak better Ivrit than us and will therefore probably run rings around us is scary. But we also know that this is an incredible opportunity for our family and we are so excited. Before we get too excited though, we have to try and work out how an earth we are going to pack up our lives in just 8 weeks! Let the challenge begin.