This week, one of our great couples, Larry and Liat Mahler, left Southern California for the Promised Land. On the wings of a 747 Eagle, they flew to Israel making aliyah with hundreds of other idealist and talented North American olim. Larry and Liat were part of every step of our work in Southern California. From my very first Parsha and Pizza course at UCI in 2004, until the day they left, they were active in the community that we are building of young Jews in Long Beach and Socal.
While they look a little bit as if they walked off the Fiddler on the Roof set, these two are no shtetle yids. Larry completed his Masters in Planning at USC, and Liat has an Masters in Non Profit management from American Jewish University.
Both are studying at Darche Noam Yeshiva this year, where they will spend some well earned time with Torah and Jewish learning. After their year learning, they look forward to making a meaninful contribution to Israeli society and raising a family in Israel.
We wish them the best of luck, mazal and bracha, – May Hashem help you in your journey and your path, may Hashem guard you and protect, and may we meet up soon in the Holy City Jerusalem, this year!