שושנה ואלכס הובר
TZAFON-1 Weekly 1st day of Sivan, May 14, 2010
They Made ‘Aliyah’
What made Shoshana & Alex Huber leave
By Aliza Rosen Haberman
We are here because of the festival!
But not just the festival.
Meet Shoshana & Alex Huber who made ‘Aliyah’ about two months ago, settled in Karmiel and are already part of the scene.
The couple, Alex & Shoshana Huber, arrived in Karmiel as new immigrants a few days before Passover. Even though a short time passed, they became part of the dancing community and part of the Anglo-Saxon community of the city and it seems for a moment that they’ve been here forever. They know everyone and everyone knows them. Alex, who is a professional photographer, has already managed to photograph many events and is definitely a part of the social scene.
In reality, they are returning citizens. Shoshana, born in
Alex, Romanian born, arrived in
After their son grew up, the couple decided to return to their old hobby – Dancing, Initially at a weekend dance camp and then regularly at dance sessions. Shoshana was the first to look into the course for foreign dance instructors and thus became the first student to register in the first course given in Karmiel as part of the festival. Later, she arrived here two more times, one of them with her son, Mickey. Alex also saw that it was good and joined the course for two years in a row. Upon completion of the first course, Shoshana started teaching Folk Dancing in summer camps and dance sessions. Alex, on his part, decided to concentrate on photographing the dancing.
Throughout the years of living in
The Huber couple say “After the course for foreign dance instructors within the festival, we decided that Karmiel is best suited for us and not only because of the dancing.” According to them the beauty of the city, the cleanliness, the people, old friends and those they met later, all helped make the decision easy.
Aaron Salomon, General Manager of the Festival, told Tzafon-1 “As soon as Alex arrived in the city, he appeared in the office and asked to volunteer at festival headquarters. Without hesitation, as I know him and Shoshana, I was happy to have him join us. I am sure that he has a lot to contribute and help. In general, I’d like to note that I’m very proud of the connection between us and of the fact that the blessed activity of training foreign dance instructors that we are doing for ten years, served as a bridge on which they marched with confidence on their way to integrate with our lives here in the city.”
Aliza Rosen Haberman
Translation Alex Shoshana Huber