Paula Stern is Founder and CEO of Write Point, an Israeli company which trains people for a career in technical writing. She speaks with Eve about the challenges and unknowns of Aliya that ultimately shaped both her professional and personal life. In her blog ‘A Soldier’s Mother’ she eloquently described her own sons’ army service and connected with many other English speaking parents who were on the same emotional roller coaster of pride and panic, caring and consternation. In Israel we create different types of communities to cope and thrive in a very dynamic reality, interspersed with occasional normalcy. For immigrants without the natural language skills and cultural framework the needs are different, and Paula has filled a niche that for many has made all the difference.