Birthday Party for 250 North American ‘Sabra’ BabiesThe Nefesh B'Nefesh aliyah organization throws a birthday party for 250 “sabra” babies born to North American olim in the past year.
Quarter Of Israelis, Third Of Workforce Born AbroadData on olim presented as Knesset hosted 400 European Union members, among them former presidents and leaders.
5,000th IDF Soldier to Convert to JudaismThe IDF remains a major impetus to conversion to Judaism, with the 5,000th conversion to take place soon.
Aliyah from Ethiopia Back after DelayImmigration from Ethiopia resumes after a delay caused by chicken pox. More than 330 to arrive on midnight flights.
2010 Aliyah ‘Up, Up and Away’Aliyah – immigration to Israel – will have increased by 16 percent by the end of 2010, the second straight year of growth after years of declines.
New Immigrants Recieve Israeli ID Right after Landing in Israel1000 new immigrants will be arriving during the next few weeks. The authorities are ready with a bureaucracy-free absorption process.
New Efforts to Bring Iran’s ‘Wealthy Jewish Hostages’ to IsraelNearly 76,000 Iranian Jews have moved to Israel, and government officials want the remaining 25,000 to follow. Many are "comfortable hostages.”
Government Votes to Begin Final Ethiopian AliyahThe government has voted to begin a final mass aliyah from Ethiopia, after which immigration from the country will end.
Official: Jewish Agency Has Not 'Abandoned Aliyah'Reports of the demise of the Jewish Agency's Aliyah programs are highly exaggerated, says a senior spokesperson for the organization.
INN Investigation: Is Aliyah from America Being Shunted Aside?An “aliyah revolution” is in the making, but according to many aliyah activists, it's a regressive one that will damage aliyah from North America.
Immigrant Researchers to be HonoredImmigrants who have excelled in research at The University of Ben Gurion will receive government awards next Tuesday.
Late Kabbalist, Jewish Org Team Up To Promote AliyahAn innovative Jewish organization has teamed up with a late Jerusalem kabbalist to spread a long-hidden message of Aliyah to Israel.
17,880 Made Israel Their Home in 577017,880 people made Aliyah (immigrated) to Israel in the Jewish year 5770.
‘Dr. Aliyah’ and the Rabbi Practice What They PreachDr. Rivkah Adler has been urging others for years to move to Israel. Nine years after a 9/11 “wake-up” call, she practices what she preaches.
Photo Essay: New Immigrants Fulfill Prophecy of IngatheringA breath of fresh air breezed into Israel on the tail of an El Al plane on Wednesday, as 232 North American Jews made aliyah.
Sharansky Welcomes 95 Year-Old Newcomer to IsraelJewish Agency chairman Sharansky greets a new 95-year-old resident of Israel and other new immigrants on the first summer Nefesh B'Nefesh flight.
Peres Calls on Jews to Pray for Israel and ‘Come Home’Peres, citing the international attempt to make Israel illegitimate, told the Jewish Agency, “We are a people with faith. It is time to pray.”
IDF Soldiers Help Birthright Bring Jews to IsraelIDF soldiers – 40,000 of them – have taken part in Birthright tours that have brought 250,000 Jews to Israel, some of whom now are in the IDF.
Israel Unveils Benefits for Returning CitizensIsraelis who have left the country will soon have a number of new incentives to return, including tax breaks, education, and professional training.
MASA Grads: One Year in Israel Gives Meaning to Your LifeHear participants of One-Year programs in Israel: "Everyone's so friendly here. Israel helps you see the world. I'll tell everyone to come visit."
MASA Brings Diaspora Youth for the Israel ExperienceThe MASA Project held a conference for youths winding up their one-year experience in Israel.
Aliyah Fair: Getting a Taste for IsraelPotential Immigrants received guidance at this weekend's MASA Aliyah Fair and Shabbaton, packed with lectures from Aliyah professionals.
AACI – Blending into Israeli Society while Staying AngloA visit to the new AACI center, where North Americans meet to better acclimate to Israeli society while spending time with "people like them."
Artist: 'Living in Israel Added Color to my Paintings'Artist Geula Twerski talks about the connection between Aliyah and her paintings.
'Sample Seder' for New OlimHundreds of new immigrants from Ethiopia are hosted for a sample Passover seder, their first ever.
Part 2: Aliyah Day Kicked Off in KnessetRabbi Berel Wein, MKs and others spoke at an Aliyah conference in the Knesset, sponsored by MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh). Call raised for Aliyah Day!
Video: The State and Government Must Call Jews to Come HomeArutz Sheva TV attended the Aliya conference in the Knesset and spoke with participants about the Knesset's citing the importance of aliyah.
Media Biased against Ethiopian Immigrants, Study SaysThe media favor Soviet bloc immigrants and are biased against Ethiopians, according to a new Haifa University study.
Improvements in Absorption will Increase ImmigrationDirector of Jewish Agency Immigration and Absorption Dept: Improving absorption process is an essential goal; it will attract more immigrants
Absorption Conference: Is there Internal Israeli Racism?Dr. Zeev Hanin, Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Absorption: There are difficulties and struggles, but this is not racism.
Canadian Girl ‘At Home’ as IDF Combat SoldierHer mother is a Jamaican Jew, her father is an Israeli living in Canada and she is an IDF combat soldier. Welcome home, Pvt. Estelle Tabenkin.
Celebrating 40 Years of French AliyahAt a special conference celebrating 40 years of Aliyah from France, there was talk of what makes these immigrants très spécial.
Sharansky Preparing ‘Red Carpet' for Jews Moving to Israel‘Aliyah,” [“moving up” to Israel] is soaring. The number of immigrants rose 17 percent this year, including some from Kenya, Japan and Taiwan.
End of an Era: Arkia Breaks El Al Monopoly on New ImmigrantsEnd of an era: El Al has lost its monopoly on flying immigrants to Israel, after Arkia wins the right to bring them from the Ukraine and France.
Video: 270 New Immigrants Enlist to IDFNovember 2009 draft will include the enlistment of 270 new immigrants to the Israeli Defense Forces. Meet 4 Olim on their way in.
Jewish Agency Withstands 'Economic Tsunami'The Jewish Agency's spokesman tells IsraelNN it has withstood the"economic tsunami" and plans to increase aliyah and educational programs.
US Billionaire Hollywood Producer to Make AliyahIsrael soon will welcome a special immigrant –billionaire Hollywood film producer and Israeli-born Arnon Milchan, according to Globes.
One Million Olim from Russia HonoredThe Jewish Agency held a special event for the immigrants and provided some brand-new "olim" with Israeli ID cards.
600 New Israelis Arrive in Time for the New YearIn the week before Rosh Hashanah, 600 new immigrants are expected to arrive from the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Photo Essay: 204 New Immigrants Answer Call to 'Come Home'More than 200 new Israelis arrived home Tuesday, including two who became engaged with the blessing of the entire crowd at Ben Gurion Airport.
Video: Livni to Olim Singles: Sorry, I Am already MarriedKadima leader Tzipi Livni told 204 new olim, including 81 singles, she is married but not to worry: "Matchmaking is Israel's national hobby."
Reaching Out to Lone SoldiersA coalition of groups reaches out to help lone soldiers make the transition to civilian life.
38 Immigrant Doctors on Fast Track to AbsorptionA new program will give 38 doctors from the CIS a fast track to absorption in the Israeli workplace.
Meet the New Nefesh B'Nefesh ImmigrantsAs part of the reception ceremony at the Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday morning, Nefesh B'Nefesh interviewed some of the new olim (immigrants).
Netanyahu, Sharansky Put Out Welcome Mat for OlimPrime Minister Netanyahu and Natan Sharansky welcomed 238 new immigrants from North America in an emotional airport arrival Tuesday morning.
From USA to IDF: 55 New Immigrants to Fight for IsraelFifty-five new immigrants from US and Canada will start their new lives “at home” by enlisting in the IDF.
‘Au Revoir’ to France and 'Shalom’ to IsraelMore than 200 French Jews said “au revoir” to France and arrived in Israel Tuesday – after receiving a sendoff blessing from the chief rabbi.
Speak English? Make Aliyah and Teach in IsraelDo you speak English? Are you looking for work? Israel wants you! It is offering 14 months of training for new immigrants who qualify.
Feeling the AliyahThis past Monday, July 6th, Israel welcomed Nefesh B'Nefesh's first Aliyah flight of 2009 at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
Israeli Economy a Draw for North American ImmigrantsThe ideological bottom line may remain the same, but those looking to Aliyah may finally have large financial incentives to cross the ocean.
Jewish Agency Launches 'Campus Aliyah Fellowship'The Jewish Agency has launched an aliyah program for university students in an attempt to enable Jewish youth to come home right out of college.
Sharansky Welcomes 75 New Immigrants from EthiopiaFormer Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky made his official debut as head of the Jewish Agency this week by welcoming new immigrants from Ethiopia.
100 New Arrivals in Israel; 3,000 to Come100 new immigrants arrive in Israel Wednesday. More than 3,000 from the U.S., Canada and Britain plan to make Israel their home this summer.