Isabella Tachalo, made Aliyah 23 years ago from the former Soviet Union. When the Iron Curtain was lifted, the situation worsened for the community. “Jewish life was good before that. After, I was not allowed to go to university because I was Jewish. Where could I go except for Israel? “We came here with nothing. No house, no money, no food. I had a fight with my husband — he wanted to send our children to a normal Israeli school, but I wanted to send them somewhere with a Jewish education where they would learn about the mitzvot. I won.
“My daughter now works in the Prime Minister’s office. She would not have done as well without Shuvu’s education.”