Sasha and Yankel learned Hebrew and found each other at Ulpan Etzion

All Posts in Ulpan

  • From Athens with Love

    Four years after touring Israel as part of the first Taglit-Birthright group from Greece, today sisters Aela and Lydia Liveriou call Israel home. This is the story of their transformation from
    By daniel on 25 May 2017 / 29 Iyar 5777
  • They Never Would Have Known They Were Actually Family

    After Kim and Jennifer met in Jerusalem, the two immigrants from Marseille became close friends, bonding over their shared background. But when each planned a vacation to France for a family bar
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 13 Feb 2017 / 17 Shevat 5777
  • Lone Soldier Receives Honor from President Reuven Rivlin

    Ariela Tenenbaum immigrated to Israel from Guatemala. She is a lone soldier in the IDF, and received an honor from Israel’s President, Reuven Rivlin, for excellence in her IDF service.
    By Avi Bass on 14 Oct 2016 / 12 Tishrei 5777
  • In the Shade of Terror, Olim Choose Be'ersheva

    “The choice of young Jews from around the world to build their future in Israel, in preference over other countries, is a real victory of Zionism." - Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky
    By Amishai Gottlieb on 21 Oct 2015 / 8 Heshvan 5776
  • Coming Home with Shirel Bitan

    A new Olah from France, a talented singer-song-writer, a proud Zionist – and a mother of two: meet Shirel Bitan. This week, the feisty contestant Shirel Bitan passed another round of eliminations with
    By Chen Mor on 28 Oct 2014 / 4 Heshvan 5775
  • יעל דרוקמן

    The Sirens Made Me Israeli

    Yael Druckman of Johanesburg, SA, made Aliyah shortly before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The sirens were her first introduction to Israeliness – “the sirens made me Israeli”.
    By נתן רועי on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • Betina Schnaid

    Olah's bright art belies sad inspiration

    'I was not just representing Israel; I was representing a new life in a new country - but an old dream come true'
    By Margot Saffer on 13 Feb 2013 / 3 Adar II 5773
  • Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky at Ulpan Etzion

    'You are twice blessed' Sharansky tells olim at Ulpan Etzion

    'Klitah (absorption) without neshama (soul) doesn’t provide encouragement for new olim. I can see that here you receive neshama ve-ruach (soul and spirit)'
    By Benjy Rutland on 11 Feb 2013 / 1 Adar II 5773