"Paper investigate the importance of human temporality in immigrants' experience of adaptation to a new place. This may serve two purposes: a. To highlight the importance of human temporality In constituting a sense of "being" in a place b. to raise awareness to some of the difficulties that immigrants may confront in critical transitions, concerning their success in holding together, their past, their future and their present practices, in one unified biography within place. In the paper I present few examples from the experience of Israeli pioneers, in order to set the foundation for a general understanding of human "being in a place" and adaptation to a new place."