Nefesh B'Nefesh, the non-profit organization that encourages and facilitates Aliyah for American, Canadian, and British Jews, is entering the next phase of its mind blowing Aliyah revolution: Go North.
Last week, Nefesh B'Nefesh issued a press release about making aliyah to northern Israel. The Golan Heights, being an integral part of the northern front, is playing an integral part of the bold Go North initiative. I've already contacted them and volunteered to help out in any way that I possibly can.
But, as someone who has "Gone North," I would like to debate one line from their press release:
The 'Go North' program aims to encourage Olim who are drawn to Northern Israel but are held back because of concerns that moving to a less developed area will be more costly and more difficult.True, jobs might be harder to come by then say if you chose to live in Tel Aviv, but the same could be said about Upstate New York compared to New York City. And while it is less developed, the rugged and rural aspects of the north affords a quality of life second to none. Finally, in terms of the area being more costly, I find this untrue - you just need to uncover a bunch of unturned stones to find the community of your dreams... and Nefesh B'Nefesh has just done this for you.
Kudos to them. Go North; Go Golan!