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New Olim: "I Will Never Be Able to Thank You Enough"

Absorption seminar for new olim New olim (immigrants) from France and Turkey at a Fellowship-sponsored absorption seminar (photo: Noam Moskowitz)

Earlier this week, 29 new olim (immigrants) arrived in Israel on Fellowship Freedom Flights from France and Turkey. To help them transition to their new life in their spiritual homeland, The Fellowship hosted a series of lectures on their first steps in Israel, including essential information about job searching as well as navigating the education and health care systems. At the conclusion of the seminar, we hosted a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony.

One of the olim at this event sent the following heartfelt thank-you letter:

"You are really wonderful. This was an aliyah process that fully lived up to its name: 'Red Carpet Aliyah.’

You knew how to focus me, to be at my side, to encourage me when necessary, and to lead me to the realization of my dream. You did all this with phenomenal conditions.

Thanks to you, all of the olim connected as a real family. The two days we spent with you were to me like being born anew. There was so much excitement, happiness, tears of joy, and pride!

Making aliyah to Israel during the Hanukkah holiday is a dual symbol of both the miracle and the light.

As of now, my life has been divided into two parts: What was before and what will be after. I will never be able to thank you enough for these amazing moments."

Thank you, Fellowship friends, for making this kind of life-changing assistance possible. Learn how you can ensure that this help continues.   

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