Ukraine Shluchim Welcomed in Miami With Joyous Dancing

After traveling for over a week to escape from war-torn Chernigov, Ukraine, shluchim Rabbi Yisroel and Alizah Silberstein, along with their nine children, were welcomed at Miami Airport by a large crowd that broke into a joyous dance.

By Anash.org reporter

After traveling for over a week to escape from war-torn Chernigov, Ukraine, shluchim Rabbi Yisroel and Alizah Silberstein, along with their nine children, were welcomed at Miami Airport by a large crowd that broke into a joyous dance.

Over the past years, the Silbersteins served as shluchim to Chernigov, where over 4,000 Jews live. As the war broke out, they turned their efforts to helping community members shelter and those who were able, to escape.

When the bombs started falling, the Silbersteins knew that it was time for them to leave as well. But challenges arose one after the other. Finally, they found one road out.

They were able to get on the road, and after 50 hours they were able to reach Moldova. After finally crossing the border, their journey continued, as they traveled from place to place before finally boarding a plane to the US.

The family, returned to Miami on Tuesday night, where Mrs. Silberstein’s family lives, and a group of anash, shluchim and bochurim from Miami Mesivta were waiting to greet them. Also on hand to greet them was Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava.

The crowd burst into song and dance, as news cameras filmed the whole scene, before interviewing the shliach and shlucha, asking them to relate their experiences over the past week, and how viewers could help out.

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