The problem is that Aviv is a 99% anglo cloistered environment where anyone not towing the party line is viewed as a rogue. Its all fake, Hollywood like. They dont care about you and only pretend to. If you dont have someone already on the inside to "sponsor you in" your time there will be lousy. Its like a social club.
Remand of Meir Ettinger, Israel's most wanted Jewish terror suspect, extended (Haaretz)
from the article: Let's abandon the misguided fantasy of mass aliyah from the U.S.