See I will beckon to the nations, I will lift up my banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Isaiah 49:22
Karill attended our Mitzvah Schooling Program where he was an excellent student and excelled in his studies. He was not only committed to his scholastic classes but also very much looked forward to his classes on Israeli culture and the Hebrew language.
“My dream of moving to Israel started right after my Bar Mitzvah when I was 13”, says Karill “I really can’t describe where these feelings came from, but they were very strong and actually surprised me quite a bit. At the time, I didn’t know how or when I would go to Israel, but I was sure in my heart that it was going to happen someday”.
As the years went by, Karill’s feelings and beliefs only intensified. “It was a little over 4 years ago, when one of my teachers told me about the opening of a new class called the Kadima Youth Aliyah Program. My heart almost jumped out of my chest when she told me that this programme would help and prepare students to make Aliyah. Before she could even finish her sentence I said, this is for me! Where do I sign up!?”
For the next 2 years, Karill worked hard in Kadima and never ever missed one of his classes. At his teachers request, he also became a mentor to help his fellow students grow and learn. “I was thrilled to develop so many independent living skills in Kadima! I learned everything from opening a bank account to how to use the public transportation system in Israel. It was a dream come true!”
When Karill turned 18, he made Aliyah and at the same time was given a full scholarship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hallelujah! He adjusted to his new life almost immediately and of course continued to excel in his studies at university.
“Today, I couldn’t be happier in my life” says Karill. “Recently, I was drafted into the army here and began my service just a few weeks ago. Of course, I am a little nervous about serving in the army, but I am also so very proud to be able to be an Israeli and give back to my country that I love so much.”
May God bless you for helping us to bless and bring home the Lost Children Of Israel, healthy and whole.