Israel everyone likes to eat, and everyone loves chocolate.” Creating a business
that makes people smile is more than satisfying for Ronda Israel, owner of
the Chocolate Dreams Company.
With two kids finished with high school
and two pre-bar/bat mitzvah children, the Israel family knew the time was
optimal for them to leave Highland Park, N.J. and make aliyah. One
of their first stops in Israel was at the President’s Residence where they,
along with other new immigrants, were invited to meet with President Moshe
Katsav, and First Lady Gila Katsav. In fact, that is where @The Source Israel
met Ronda and Aaron: on line in the rain awaiting security clearance to
enter Israel’s “White House”. The Tehilla Organization
helped them through the immigration process.
A school administrator in the U.S.,
Israel decided to make a career change at the same time as moving to Israel.
After a year in the country, Ronda focused on the creation of a profitable
Whereas she likes chocolate, Israel
says she is definitely not a chocoholic. “When I saw how much sugar and sweets
Israelis eat, I saw how everyone smiles when they think of chocolate,” said
This past Purim, Israel made
chocolate treats and gave them out to soldiers stationed nearby.
Deliveries to communities near Modiin
as well as area hospitals are available. Rabbi David Lau of Modiin certifies
all of the products kosher. A bag of chocolate dipped pretzels is 25 NIS,
and platters run between 30-90 NIS.
The chocolates make a great birthday
gift, pick-me-up or simply a nice Shabbat treat for people of all ages.
Text by M. Kaplan-Green.
Photos courtesy Ronda Israel.