In honor of Israel’s 70th year, we asked our alumni in Israel to share their aliyah story. Read Janice Waldman (’71) story below. Click here to return to the whole page of olim who submitted responses.
What year did you make aliyah and how old were you?
2013 at 60 years old.
Did your experience in high school influence your decision to make aliyah and if so, how?
What was your path to aliyah like?
No major life change goes without hiccups, but generally my path to Aliyah was smooth and one of the most rewarding and inspiring events of my life.
Did you serve in the IDF?
No, however I volunteer weekly in the army and have initiated various fund raising events to acquire safety equipment for our chayalim and general items and support for our chayalim bodadim.
What has been the most rewarding about living in Israel?
What is the most challenging part of making aliyah?
What do you do professionally?
What is your advice for our students today?
Don’t ever give up your dreams.