Aliyah Community began as a way to help new immigrants learn about the aliyah process and improve the quality and success rate of their aliyah. Believing that there are two important elements to successful aliyah, our team is working to create easy access to both. The base of Aliyah Community, therefore, focuses on Information and Community.
The more you know about aliyah and Israel, the greater the chance that your aliyah will be successful. Aliyah Community, sponsored by Retraining4Israel, offers:
- Regular webinars presented by experts in their field (accountants, psychologists, architects, real estate agents, business consultants, educators, and much more).
- Aliyah Wiki – an online “encyclopedia” of aliyah related knowledge and resources.
- Regular Hebrew lessons.
- Interviews with successful olim offering both knowledge and encouragement.
One of the hardest things for olim after the move to Israel, is the absence of a support system. Aliyah Community fills that in a number of ways:
- Our Aliyah Hotline is available six days a week to answer your questions and assist you.
- Monthly online meetups enable you to meet with other olim and ask questions
When putting our team together, it was important to include a range of people who know aliyah from different perspectives. We have a team of administrators, experts in a variety of fields, volunteers who will guide and assist olim, and more. Our main administrators are:
Paula made aliyah 27 years ago, is on the Municipal Committee for New Immigrants in Maale Adumim, and has been actively working with olim for many years. She is the CEO of WritePoint Ltd., a company that offers technical writing services (often to olim) and retraining services. Her courses are subsidized by Misrad Haklita’s voucher program. Paula first decided to make aliyah when she was 13 and finally fulfilled that dream 20 years later. For over a decade, Paula blogged as “A Soldier’s Mother,” documenting her experiences as the mother of an Israeli soldier.
Amira also made aliyah about 27 years ago at the age of eight. She remembers, from the point of view of a child, what it was like to repeatedly have her life changed, move away from friends and struggle to acclimate to a new society. Having learned in a Hebrew day school in the US, Amira thought she would be fine and was surprised to learn the Hebrew they spoke in Israel was so very different from the Hebrew she’d been learning. She has a degree in Psychology and Sociology from Hebrew University and currently works as a Marketing Strategist for WritePoint Ltd. and offers Business Consultation Services to small and medium-sized businesses.
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