Brian, originally from San Diego, was always looking for his unique way to contribute to the world. Through enlisting for the IDF, Brian feels that he can truly make an impact on his people and land.

Brian’s family is very supportive of his decision to make Aliyah, and while of course being away from home is hard, Brian was surprised by how similar Israel has been to San Diego geographically with beaches, mountains, and challenging hikes.

Brian is really enjoying the Mechina- he appreciates the opportunity to learn from those who have successfully made this transition before as well as improving his conversational Hebrew. So far, Brian is loving Israel and loving the mechina, and would like to eventually draft into Sayeret Maglan, a Special Forces unit that specializes in operating behind enemy lines using advanced technologies and weaponry.

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