This morning, history was made with the first direct flight from Nigeria to Israel, made possible by the Israeli ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Shimon Ben-Souson
As with every matter pertaining to the Jewish community in Nigeria, Chabad of Nigeria headed by Rabbi Israel & Haya Uzan are involved at every step of the way.
This morning, as the passengers were boarding their flight, Rabbi Uzan sent each traveler a small travel package with information on what is awaiting then upon landing in Tel Aviv: a personal seder package filled with wine, matza, hagadah and much more so that they can arrive with ease and not need to worry about scouring the supermarkets attempting to find the necessary holiday items, as storesheleves in Israel have emptied out across the country.
As they were boarding, Rabbi Uzan wrote to his community “we have worked hard together ZAK”A and the authorities in Ben Gurion to greet each and every one of you with a Seder package with all that you will need with the Seder at home in quarantine.
He continued “when you land, at the baggage carousel the packages will be waiting for you. Please keep a safe distance from one another.
“I want to thank the Ambassador, management in Ben Gurion, ZAK”A and all the volunteers who arranged that it should ready for your arrival tonight”.
The feedback wasn’t long in coming:
“Amazing, this brought me to tears,” wrote H. Peter from the community.
Rotem G. Who was on the monumental flight added “You warmed out hearts! Specifically in these uncertain and worrying times”