Saturday, March 28, 2020

In 2016, Effie and Ruchie Wiesel of Teaneck, and their three daughters, Doreet, 19; Nava, 18; and Liat, 14, made aliyah. They began their new life in Israel in the Galilee village of Moreshet, a less obvious choice for American olim, as there are fewer English speakers living there than in other popular aliyah destinations. Even so, they were warmly welcomed to their new home, with a parade of the entire yishuv. Effie works locally in manufacturing (a career he also held in New Jersey), and Ruchie works in imports and exports in both Hebrew and English. Their eldest daughter is now finishing college at Tel Aviv University, the middle daughter is studying nursing at Shaare Tzedek,and the youngest is in 12th grade and will hopefully be joining the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) next year.