A 50-year aliya process bears fruit

10.05.2011                      06.Ijar, 5771                      Unabhängigkeitstag; Tag 20 des Omer

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A 50-year aliya process bears fruit

90-year-old British businessman and philanthropist Fred Worms has played a huge role in the development of many of Israel’s hallowed institutions.

For some people, the decision to move to Israel is a snap judgment, and for others it takes a lifetime. Fred Worms’s aliya story is a little bit of both.
“We’ve been making aliya for 50 years, but two years ago we completed the process and did it properly. Now we’re here permanently and very happy, having joined our children, grandchildren and four great-grandchildren,” the 90-year-old Jerusalem resident and renowned British businessman and philanthropist said last month. He was sitting in the spacious living room of the two-floor luxury apartment overlooking the Old City that he shares with his elegant wife of 60 years, Della….