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    Alumni Say

    Gil Cohen – Garin Lahav 2017

    4th March 2021

    "I find myself still surrounded by the love and support of the family that Garin Tzabar gave me "

    I’ve always been the “Israeli girl” in every group of friends that I had throughout years of living around the.

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    Maya Geva- Garin Afikim 2016

    4th March 2021

    “I highly recommend Garin Tzabar to anyone who is interested in making Aliyah and joining the IDF. It gave me a second family, and I never felt alone here.”

    Five years ago when I was a senior in high school, I was debating between going to college or joining.

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    Hannah Katz – Kibbutz Kvutzat Yavne 2014

    24th January 2020

    “There is no other way I could have imagined this journey without the help of Garin Tzabar”

    “The first question people would ask me in Israel was WHY would an American girl make Aliyah to serve in.

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    Sam Gosling – Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi 2012

    2nd January 2020

    Garin Tzabar’s extra care, compassion and understanding of what we were going through transformed my army experience and is a major factor in my decision to continue mylife in Israel.

    I write this on the 7 year anniversary of my Aliyah and, despite the time that has passed, my reasons.

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    Tamar Fischer – Kibbutz Yechiam 2013

    29th August 2019

    "Garin Tzabar gave me the privilege of having a second family, any difficulty or apprehensions were put away quite quickly knowing the support system I had through Garin Tzabar and my Garin

    “In 2012, I came to Israel on a gap year, thinking that afterwards I’d return home to Atlanta, go to.

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    Sam Morrow – Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi 2012

    29th August 2019

    "I chose to do Garin Tzabar since I would be able to make Aliyah and draft into the army with fellow Lone Soldiers and that we would all be going through the same difficulties"

    “My first time in Israel, without my family, was when I came for a gap-year program. While living in Israel.

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    Jacob Frisch – Kibbutz Lavi 2013

    29th August 2019

    "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"

     “At the age of 17 I took a trip to Poland, standing in a gas chamber in Auschwitz touching the.

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    Danielle Hod – Kibbutz Yechiam 2013

    29th August 2019

    "Garin Tzabar gave me the privilege of having a second family, any difficulty or apprehensions were put away quite quickly knowing the support system I had through Garin Tzabar and my Garin

    “I decided to make Aliyah with Garin Tzabar after I did a gap year program in Israel for a year..

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    Dafna Kadosh – Garin Tzabar village Ibim 2017

    29th August 2019

    "Coming home to my friends in Garin Tzabar was a big part of the reason I got through it all. They took on the role of my family--through the ups and downs "

     “I drafted in March of 2017 through Garin Tzabar from Kfar Ibim. I remember the day so vividly: relinquishing my.

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    Shiri Lasman – kibbutz Afikim 2013

    29th August 2019

    “Thanks to Garin Tzabar and the support system they provided me and my Garin, I had an amazing home away from home with my fellow Garin mates and family for life!”

    “I always had a huge love for Israel, and in 2013 I got on a one-way flight to Ben Gurion.

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    Liat Aharon Kibbutz Nir Yizhak 2014

    29th August 2019

    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.

    “I made Aliyah in 2014 through Garin Tzabar to Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak. I decided to make Aliyah, specifically to draft.

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    Shira Gazit – Kibbutz Ortal 2009

    29th August 2019

    I couldn't have done it without the support system I received from Garin Tzabar, it wouldn't have been the same if I didn't have Garin Tzabar

    “It’s been 10 years I can’t believe it. 10 years since I got on that plane, with 8 suitcases and.

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