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I am lucky because… 


I am married with two wonderful kids. When I turned 40, I accepted the fact that I would remain a bachelor for life. Hashem blessed me that year and I met and married my wonderful wife. I was on cloud nine and couldn’t have asked for anything else, but Hashem blessed me even further by allowing us to have a son and a daughter who continue to give us much nachas. I am very lucky! I never would have thought that I would be a husband and father of two beautiful children at the age of 43.


I lost my job! I know that sounds weird, but it was the best thing that happened to me. I was working in an office for many years doing monotonous work as a secretary. Then the pandemic hit, and my boss closed shop. I wasn’t eligible for unemployment and jobs were scarce last year, so I decided to go back to school and finish my credits so I could become an ABA specialist. I now work with special needs kids and find my 9 – 5 much more rewarding.

Liora Shencker


I am a Jew!  I live a Torah life, which gives me purpose, direction, and clarity. While many others walk through life aimlessly and seem lonely, depressed, or unmotivated, I have a rich and rewarding life. Jews are like 1% of the population. I am lucky to be included in that small yet powerful number. 

Meir K.


Hashem runs the world. Last year was tough for our family. My husband lost his job in the catering industry, we couldn’t afford our rent, and my kids were miserable in their schools. But Hashem runs the world, and we were propelled to make a major change. As much as we loved Brooklyn, it seemed Brooklyn didn’t love us, and we moved out of state. It was the best move for us! We joined a lovely Jewish community and couldn’t be happier. My husband eventually found a great job in chinuch, I have the best and most friendly neighbors, and my kids are now thriving in their new schools. 


I am an Israeli citizen. When the whole world seems to be upside down and anti-Semitism is spreading its ugly tentacles across the globe, I know that as an Israeli citizen I will always have a home that allows me in and embraces me.  Be lucky yourself and consider making Aliyah!

Dov Fleisher


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