Project Spotlight: French Olim Make Aliyah With The Fellowship

The Fellowship  |  August 11, 2020

Woman kissing the ground after the Aliyah flight.

Even in the middle of a global pandemic, The Fellowship continues to bring new olim (immigrants) home to Israel. This time from France! Even though these French olim know they must wait the 14 day quarantine period right when they arrive in Israel, 133 olim still decided to take a leap of faith. They recently landed in Ben Gurion Airport, where Yael Eckstein and the Minister of Aliyah and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata greeted them.

Upon arrival, the Minister of Aliyah said: “This is the only place in the world where you leave your home, but you come to your true home … I made aliyah to Israel in 1984 when I was 3 years old, as part of Operation Moses.  I want to tell you that every aliyah is exciting. Every aliyah raises Israel and the nation of Israel higher and higher.”

Eckstein and Minister Tamano-Shata greeted each olim and handed out Israeli flags. The song Hevenu Shalom Aleichem (We Bring Peace to You) played in the background.

Shalom, welcome home!” said Eckstein, addressing the olim. “It’s not to be taken for granted that you’re here today. It’s thanks to the government of Israel and The Fellowship and our donors, who despite all the difficulties they are experiencing now, care about and love you. I wish you success.”

We are so happy for these new French olim who are finally home! Help a Jewish family start a new life in the Holy Land. Your gift today can help fill every seat on the next Freedom Flight. Find out how you can help even more Jews around the world make aliyah with The Fellowship.