The scenery in Berne, Switzerland, was a stark contrast to the heat and dust the Israeli National Curling Team left behind at Ben Gurion airport. The thought of throwing rocks down a sheet of ice was an afterthought for the four Olim that comprise this mixed gender curling team that hails from Toronto, Michigan and Nevada.
Toronto natives Shiri Sone and Andrea Stark started the process of making Aliya through Nefesh’B’Nefesh’s office in their hometown Toronto.
“We started this process about a year ago with Nefesh and we haven’t looked back since” says Sone. “The timing was going to be just right if everything was to work out and all the pieces began to fall in place” added Stark referring to the World Curling Federation’s announcement of the first-ever Mixed World Curling Championship.