Aliyah: A photo essay

Last family photo before Aliyah to Israel from Boca Raton, Florida. Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Packing up our life. Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Downsizing... Photo credit: Mike Stocker

The Goodbye Party. Photo credit: Mike Stocker

So hard to say goodbye... Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Emotional parting upon departing JFK. Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Filling out Ministry of Interior documents right on the plane. Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Almost there... Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Getting off the very first Nefesh B'Nefesh plane. Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Greeted by some serious VIPs! Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Packing our life onto a taxi at Ben Gurion. Photo credit: Mike Stocker

In our new community of Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion. Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Photo credit: Mike Stocker

Photo credit: Mike Stocker

A year later: the first Sabra. Photo credit: Wittie Lynn


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 laura@aliyahbook.com or follow her tweets at http://www.twitter.com/laurabendavd