Where in the world would one find a thriving employment market, hot start-up opportunities and a meaningful life all in one package? Israel!
Israel used to be synonymous with “unemployment” or “very difficult life”. It was a very common Jewish household statement to someone who was thinking about moving to Israel to say, “How will you make a living over there?” “Are you crazy?! There a no jobs over there, how will you support a family...” and so on.
The tables have turned. With the U.S. and European economies, “al hapanim,” Hebrew for “on its face”, many Jews are now looking at Israel with a new pair of glasses and respect. They are seeing Israel as the best place to find work and a good life filled with meaning. Israel is moving leaps and bounds going from a dry barren desert to an oasis of plenty. With the new natural gas energy discoveries off the coast to new innovation is all sectors, one can see Israel as the "Jewish Dream."
Back in 2005 I came to Israel at the age of 45. We came with the belief that Israel is the Land of Opportunity for Jews. We felt only here can we reach our true potential and make it.
"It’s all about attitude, just like Theodor Herzl said, 'if you will it, it’s no dream.' He became the forefather of the modern State of Israel. Who knows what our Jewish brothers and sisters are capable of achieving on their own homeland,” remarked David Lev of AliyahMagazine.com http://www.aliyahmagazine.com
“There is room for everybody! You know, we need all the abilities, all the talents... anything you can do, we need you here to help build the homeland of the Jewish people,” was the personal message of Israel’s Minister of Science and Technology, Rabbi Professor Daniel Hershkowitz on his annual visit to Keshet Yehuda Pre-Military Academy in the Golan Heights. Keshet Yehuda gives “Hizuk” (strength) to the over 130 young men that come to prepare for their upcoming Israeli military service. http://www.keshetyehuda.org
MK Hershkowitz together with the hosts of the Aliyah Fever show.
Israel is fast becoming the leader in many economic areas, literally from the ground up; agriculture to high tech and everything in between, while many countries are suffering from “brain drain," a term used when the best of the best are looking elsewhere to apply their mental powers. Israel on the other hand is experiencing a “brain gain” and it’s no wonder with all that is going on here. The good minister can attest to that fact sitting on top of all the high tech.
Minister Hershkowitz is not alone in his confident outlook. Rachel Berger who is the “Employment Maven” for Nefesh B’Nefesh, (http:www.nbn.il.org) an organization responsible bringing thousands of Jews from North America to Israel each year as “Olim Chadashim” (New immigrants) has this to say: “Most olim are employed six to nine months after they come.” Nefesh B’Nefesh reports a 97% retention rate, that means you have an almost certain chance of succeeding, not only in finding job…but a great future!
Tsvi a long time immigrant from the United States had this to say on his recent interview with Aliyah Fever, the weekly internet radio show on Israel National Radio. “I had this conversation with my friends today in Miami Beach, my life in Israel is no different than theirs, we wake up in the morning, we go to work, we earn, we come home in the evening… the only difference that what I have from what they do, is I with addition to everything else, I am also building the Home Land.”
Aliyah Fever will be focusing on Jobs for Jews in Israel for the month, you will hear from the movers and shakers of getting Jobs for Jews in Israel, learn how to get a job in Israel, where to get more information about looking for a job, how to use the social media, jobs for 40 and over and more!
All you have to do is tune in and catch Aliyah Fever every Wednesday 12pm Eastern, 7pm Israel time on http://www.israelnationalradio.com