Aliyah l’Chupah:…And another L’Chaim

How about this- I went to work today, and of course everyone was wishing me mazal tov. Then at 2pm they made a L’Chaim for me at work. I know we do that for people, but somehow it just didn’t click that we would do one for me. How nice it was!

Okay, now it’s time to get down to business. Lexi has already begun making calls to different halls to see if anything is available on the few days we want. A Thursday in September is what we’re shooting for, but we aren’t going to have maximum pickings. Heck, I don’t know if we’ll have any pickings. Makes decision making easier I suppose. Always look on the bright side! 

About the Author

Laura Ben-David is the author of numerous articles and the book, MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal, a memoir of her move to Israel. She has done public speaking about Israel and Aliyah all over the United States and Israel. Contact her at or follow her tweets at