Nesya Lieberman, granddaughter of former US Senator Joe Lieberman, will now call Israel her home.
By: JNS.org and United with Israel Staff
Nesya Lieberman, 20, made Aliyah, immigrated to Israel, on Tuesday through the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization, in partnership with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency of Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and the Jewish National Fund-USA.
Nesya is the granddaughter of former US Senator Joe Lieberman, who also ran as a candidate for the vice presidency.
Nesya, formerly of Atlanta, will join an Ulpan, learning Hebrew at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, before beginning a year of national service work.
“I’ve wanted to make aliyah ever since my eighth-grade school trip and am overjoyed to have finally accomplished that goal! Making aliyah alone is intimidating, but I truly believe that this is where I need to be,” Nesya told Israel National News.
“Jews have been praying for a return to Israel for millennia, and I’m fortunate enough to live in a time when such a return is possible. Why would I live anywhere else? Israel is my home, and I can’t wait to see what my future here will bring,” she added.
Joe Lieberman, a former Connecticut senator, was in Israel just two weeks ago for an event titled “The First Israeli Congress on Judaism and Democracy.” He is an outspoken advocate for a strong relationship between the US and Israel.
In August, Talia Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s daughter, made Aliyah to Israel, along with 232 other immigrants from North America.
Founded in 2002, Nefesh B’Nefesh is dedicated to revitalizing Aliyah from North America and the UK by removing or minimizing obstacles to Aliyah.
The support and comprehensive social services that Nefesh B’Nefesh has provided to over 50,000 newcomers has ensured that 90 percent of its Olim have remained in Israel.
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