Despite challenges of 2020, numbers of North Americans moving to Israel remains consistent, as interest skyrockets
Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel, kisses the ground, accepts his Teudat Zehut and receives a blessing.
The Pollards were personally welcomed to Israel by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the airport.
2020 also saw increased demand for Aliyah and internship programs, emergency aid for Jewish communities in crisis due to COVID-19, assistance to vulnerable populations in Israel, a first-of-its-kind Jewish emergency network, and more.
The event was a sign of appreciation of small communities in North America for their support of Israel and insistence on keeping their Jewish identity and celebrating the Jewish Holidays.
Since the early 1950s, the Jewish Agency has assisted more than 90,000 Ethiopians with their immigration to Israel.
As President Bush was about to leave office in 2009, Pollard requested clemency for the first time, which was supported by former CIA director James Woolsey.
The categories: Science and Medicine, Community & Non-Profit, Education, Arts, Culture & Sports, Young Leadership, and Global Impact.
The flights included those hailing from 14 states and three Canadian provinces, ranging from young students to retirees.
The students . . . understand full well that if they don't do it, it simply won't happen - and this heritage that is so precious to them will be lost."
More than 4,000 Bnei Menashe have made Aliyah to Israel in the past two decades, thanks largely to Shavei Israel. Another 6,500 remain in India, all of whom wish to make their home in the Jewish state.
Varying in ages from 7 to 94, they will make their home from the bustling cities of Tel Aviv and Herzliya to the quiet kibbutz of Nir Eliyahu.
Rabbi Berel Wein, Founder and director of the Destiny Foundation talks about on Aliyah, Israel and Torah on Bring Them Home.
Most of the Olim who will begin their first year of school in Israel this week are children and teenagers, aged 6 to 17 years old.
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From the beginning of 2020 through July, The Jewish Agency has facilitated the Aliyah of 2,269 Olim from Latin America.
Recent regulations require every US adult applicant for immigration to Israel to complete an FBI background check.
The largest number of Olim (immigrants), 15,821, came from Russia, 48.2% of all immigrants, an increase of about 50% compared with 2018.
Nearly half of the Olim, 60, are children under the age of 18. 11 of the Olim are medical and paramedical professionals. 17 have careers in high-tech while 27 have experience in liberal arts professions.
The majority of the new arrivals hailed from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.
Since the beginning of April 2020, 3,495 Aliyah applications were submitted to Nefesh B’Nefesh.
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Between the years 2000 and 2017, 10 percent of the French Jewish community, the largest in Europe, immigrated to Israel.
The Jewish Agency’s call center is flooded with inquiries, an increase of 50% from English speaking countries and 70% from French-speaking countries.
Some 10,600 immigrants currently reside in Arad, about 36% of the population. Most of the immigrants in Arad came from the former USSR, as well as from the US, Argentina, the United Kingdom and France.
The permanent space will provide support to new immigrants in the areas of employment, education and housing, and offer Hebrew classes, exhibits and performances.
The announcement comes in the wake of an unprecedented increase in Aliyah interest from North American Jews.
Although flights have been grounded nearly everywhere in recent months due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Aliyah continued.
With the mix of the “idealism of a Jewish person owning property in Israel” and positive real estate trends over the last year, purchasing apartments is a safe investment in the long term, said U.S.-based investor and investing consultant Nathan Silver.
Two-thirds of the NBN applicants stated that they want to make Aliyah in summer 2020. Over half of the applicants come from New York, New Jersey, California and Florida.