Roses, the 1967 war, and a husband

by | Apr 9, 2018 | Other News

Jennifer Zoberman

While attending the University of Arizona in Tuscon, my parents paid for a European trip for me, but I said, “I must go to Israel to help.” So, we lost our trip money.

It was not possible to fly to Israel from the U.S. due to the 1967 war, so I flew to Paris and stayed in a hotel for two weeks until I could get a flight to Israel. I worked on Kibbutz Ramat Hakovesh for the entire summer, allowing Kibbutzniks to serve in the military.

At that time, I had no idea that a year later I would meet the love of my life, Israel Zoberman, and he turned out to be an Israeli! Israel, who attended college in Chicago during the war, was recruited by the Israeli consulate in Chicago to speak on his country’s behalf.