'The Best Tip for Olim is To Let Israel be Israel'

Arutz Sheva meets the Penrod family who made aliyah to Israel with Nefesh B'Nefesh.

Yoni Kempinski ,

The Penrods
The Penrods
Yoni Kempinski

Arutz Sheva continues its series of video stories accompanying the olim who arrived in Israel on the July 2015 Nefesh B’Nefesh Summer Flight.

In this installment, we meet the Penrod family - Hillel, Ayelet and their two young children who came to Israel all the way from Dallas, Texas and said they plan to live in northern Israel.

“We’re excited to go [to Israel with the children at such a young age],” Ayelet said. “That’s one of the reasons that encouraged us to move up our timeline for making aliyah. Their ages right now - they don’t know anything different. They haven’t been to school yet, so this will all be normal for them.”

“The tip for myself would be to just remain open-minded and limit my expectations, and just let Israel be Israel,” she added.