"we had someone who truly could understand what we went through, chances were, they faced similar challenges that week as well, coming back to Kibbutz Lavi on my off weekends truly felt like coming home"
I chose to make Aliyah through Garin Tzabar because the process of moving to another country and making Aliyah can be very complicated and even lonely and Garin Tzabar was there to simplify things for me and the rest of the Garin.
“From the moment I arrived at Kibbutz Kvutzat Yavneh I knew I had found the support system I was hoping for, provided by Garin Tzabar. My kibbutz isn’t just my home away from home and my Garin my friends, Yavneh is my home and my Garin is my family.”
“Being a lone soldier isn’t easy but having the help and support system of Garin Tzabar helps me remember why I made this choice in the first place and why I wouldn’t have done it any other way even if I had the chance.“
“There is a reason the slogan of Garin Tzabar is “family for life” - these three simple words are true. We are forever friends, forever a Garin family, and I can’t explain how lucky I feel to have that.”
“I think the great thing about Garin Tzabar is not only that is that it has helped me so much with the whole process of making Aliyah, leaving my family and friends behind and drafting into a foreign army but it has helped my family back home with the whole process too.”
“Looking back at the whole Garin Tzabar process, I can say that it’s helped me get ready for life in Israel, prepared me for the army, and also helped me to get the position I wanted. Most importantly, it’s provided me with friends and family for life.”
“It took my only one seminar to understand I want to be a part of Garin Tzabar and join the IDF as a lone solider with this program. I was super excited about the social structure and support system I knew I would get out of it.”
“Garin Tzabar provided me and other lone soldiers from my Garin with a warm and welcoming home on Kibbutz Alumim during our service. They ensured every participant had an adopted family on the Kibbutz and of course our Garin became our family".