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Thinking of making Aliyah – Great! Now what’s next?

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Are you thinking of making Aliyah to Israel? That’s great! But what comes next? Luckily, many organizations can help you with your journey, including Aliyah Paveway, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency.

This blog post will give you a summary of their services so you know what to expect to make your landing smoother.

Keep reading to learn more!

Before you leave your country, there are Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency.

If you’re planning Aliyah, two organizations can help make your transition smoother. Nefesh B’Nefesh offers an array of services and programs before and during your move, including pre-immigration seminars in North America, financial incentives for specific populations making Aliyah from different countries, guidance through the government bureaucracy and a series of activities to help acclimate on the ground.

The Jewish Agency also provides material aid in arranging personnel transport, temporary housing, Absorption Center processing for initial registration and access to social services such as schools and healthcare.

Utilizing the tools available from both organizations will enable Olim Chadashim to connect with others looking to make their home in Israel.

Plus, both of them have experienced staff who are knowledgeable about the process of moving to Israel and can help guide you through any issues that may arise. With their support, your transition and assimilation into life in Israel will be much more manageable.

Studying Hebrew at the Ulpan school

Studying Hebrew at the Ulpan school in Israel is a fantastic way to integrate oneself into Israeli society. This course is offered to everyone who regards Hebrew as their main language, providing them with an excellent opportunity to develop their communication skills. At the Ulpan school, one not only acquires the requisite level of language proficiency but also gets familiar with Israeli social and cultural topics. This way, newcomers will be confident and ready to start building a life within an Israeli community.

Decide whether you will want to study, work, or serve in the army after studying in Ulpan

When it comes to deciding how to take the next steps after learning Hebrew in an ulpan, potential Olim Chadashim to Israel have several options. Working, serving in the army and/or studying are all viable possibilities that come with their own unique advantages. Fortunately, numerous organizations provide assistance to newcomers, making these new life experiences easier to navigate. The Israel Defense Forces (the Army) offers you the ability to also study many subjects to prepare you to work in the high tech sector. You can also study part time in a Hesder Yeshiva (or another institution) and serve part time in the Army. And here’s a list of many headhunters in Israel to help you find a job by Clutch.co. With the assistance of these organizations, you can determine which paths will help pave the way toward a bright future in Israel.

Other organizations can help Olim Chadashim in Israel

Of course, we couldn’t finish this article without mentioning Olim Paveway! We are here to help Olim Chadashim settle completely in Israel as easily as possible. We do this by either taking care of bureaucracy with you, helping you find a community, hand-vetting amazing service providers, and a lot more!

The Aliyah Hotline is operated by The Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and provides information on all matters related to absorption processes. You should also check out the Hadassah (Women’s Zionist Organization of America), the New Israel Fund and the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Many others also offer free courses for you to start working in Israel as soon as possible.

With so many incredible resources available for those new to making their home in Israel, these organizations will be there for you every step as you seek to integrate into this vibrant nation.

Aliyah is a big journey and understanding what services are available to you and the organizations offering them can make all the difference in making this experience successful. By preparing ahead and researching these different options carefully, you’ll be able to make informed decisions as you become part of Israel’s vibrant society.

We are here for you every step of the way and want to know what other organizations you can think of!

Comment below and share this article with people who might need it!

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Chaim Apsan

Chaim is the Interactive Media Coordinator of Olim Paveway. Having made Aliyah 8 years ago, he now works writing articles and taking care of the technical aspects of the website.

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