Migdal Ohr alumnus Yosef ties the knot to Rivka in emotional wedding following 7th October evacuation

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Huge Mazal Tov to our alumnus Yosef, 24, from Kiryat Ye’ariim and his wife, Rivka, who got married just before Passover!

Yosef was living on the northern border in Metula on October 7th when he was called up for military service. He served as a paratrooper in Gaza and later conducted ground operations there. During his active service, Yosef had the distinct honour of receiving the President’s Award, which is only given to a few select soldiers yearly. This was a true accomplishment, as Yosef had originally been exempt from service due to his criminal past. He not only fought to be allowed to serve but also insisted on trying out for an elite combat unit! His time at Migdal Ohr taught Yosef what it meant to be a leader in Am Yisrael.  

After October 7th, Yosef and his fiancée, Rivka, were evacuated from the north and have not returned since. They left all of their belongings and even their car! 

When he was released from reserve duty, Yosef had a significant realisation about his priorities in his life and proposed to Rivka. Today, Rivka is studying in Jerusalem, and Yosef is working in home repairs while getting his real estate license. 

Migdal Ohr had the special privilege to walk this couple down the aisle in a beautiful, moving wedding. The wedding is a testament to the strength of the Jewish people to not just remain in Israel but to build Jewish solid families and plant roots in our homeland!

Thank you to every donor who has enabled Yosef’s journey from when he was an at-risk youth until today, when he is a proud reserve soldier, young leader, and husband.

To learn more about our Bridal Fund, and how you could support a Migdal Ohr alumnus couple please click here

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