Natalie welcomes Edith Barr to the program, who shares her aliyah story. Edie and her husband made aliyah first to Beer Sheva in the early 1983, with their 3 small children (ages 1, 5, 7); …Keep Reading!
‘Returning Home’ airs:
US Eastern time: Sundays 10am
Israel time: Sundays 5pm
Natalie Sopinsky, a Delaware native, was raised in an “all-American” Conservative Jewish family. Today she is a pistol-wearing, hitch-hiking settler living in the Hebron Hills. A lawyer, lifeguard, and Zumba instructor, the mother of five children, and wife of Philadelphia-public-school-teacher-turned-Israel-university-lecturer, Natalie represents the 150 communities in Judea and Samaria as Director of Development for Rescuers Without Borders Israel, the main US charity for emergency medical needs in the Jewish heartland. Natalie is also an executive team member of Partners in Aliyah, a grassroots movement helping match potential olim to more established olim who have successfully made the move to Israel.
Read Natalie’s Blog at https://www.hatzalah.org.il/blog/ and follow her on FB at https://www.facebook.com/RescuersWithoutBordersIsrael/
and at: https://www.hatzalah.org.il/
For aliyah support join Partners in Aliyah at https://partnersinaliyah.org/
Natalie is passionate about Aliyah and Israel, and hosts the show, ‘Returning Home’ which is chock-full of information on the immigration process to Israel. It airs every Sunday.
Natalie interviews Jason Lipstein (Montreal – Haifa) who made aliyah with his family just a few months ago, Summer 2022. Jason tells his story of coming to Israel 20 years ago on Birthright, returning to …Keep Reading!
Natalie gives a short talk touching upon fear, the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. This fear appears throughout our lives, in different aspects and different times. It is normal for this fear …Keep Reading!
Natalie hosts Kevin “Zvi” Klagge who made aliyah from Hollywood, Fl – Ramat Beit Shemesh in summer 2021, and says “everything just fell into place” regarding work, housing, and schools for the kids. He and …Keep Reading!
Natalie interviews Bobby Anfang, who made aliyah in 2014 because he fell in love with an Israeli girl! They developed a serious relationship as graduate students in New York. The Israeli girl returned home to …Keep Reading!
Natalie talks about the Chanukah holyday, the daytrip she co-sponsored with Regavim, and took participants out to see illegal Arab building and learn about the landscape; she also discusses the Youth Park she dedicated in …Keep Reading!
Natalie speaks with Elyokim Cohen, who made aliyah from the US in 2010 at the age of 29. Elyokim had led a “party” style life which led him into trouble. He became religious after running …Keep Reading!
Natalie starts the show with a story of a “trempist” who was looking for work, bringing about the realization that everyone – even Israelis – have troubles. Meet guest Martin Sinkoff (NY – Tel-Aviv, 2019) …Keep Reading!
Natalie meets with Dani Abell, who moved to Israel in 2011 right after finishing college and getting married. We trace Dani’s life from learning at Hesder Yeshivah in Shalavim, to Ramot where he has been …Keep Reading!
Natalie begins the show lamenting over the difficulties of being a tourist in Israel…she describes the disadvantages of not having the language, not being relaxed with the rules, that she experienced while traveling with her …Keep Reading!