Audio: Akiva Werber: Helping Anglos Make Aliyah for Almost 40 Years

Akiva Werber: Helping Anglos Make Aliyah for almost 40 years. The Aliyah Expert Shares Stories, Advice and Inspiration.
5/9/2014, 9:52 AM

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Meet Akiva Werber, the project director for the absorption of Olim from English speaking countries to Jerusalem. Over the past forty years, Akiva has been facilitating Aliyah in various capacities. Tune in to hear inspiring stories, and advice about how to make your own Aliyah successful.

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Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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