More rave than rant

A new AACI initiative introduces English-speaking olim to Beersheba to the finer points of living in this country.

By YOCHEVED MIRIAM RUSSO
May 26, 2011 13:07
Miriam Green

Miriam Green_521. (photo credit: Yocheved Miriam Russo)

 
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Eighteen months ago, something new and exciting started to happen down south. “For the first time ever, Beersheba began enjoying a large influx of English-speaking new immigrants,” says Miriam Green, Southern Branch counselor for the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI).

Since 1948, Beersheba has served as “immigrant city” for tens of thousands of newcomers, but very few hailed from English-speaking countries.

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