Project Spotlight: Support for New Olim
The Fellowship | September 28, 2021
Over 100 new olim (immigrants) celebrated Rosh Hashanah together in the Holy Land – some in person and some virtually. This was thanks to a holiday event hosted by The Fellowship! Our President and CEO Yael Eckstein as well as the Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata attended this event.
Some of the olim shared their aliyah stories at the event, and the Jerusalem Post tells us more:
For example, Romina came to Israel with her family at age 4, but returned to Argentina at 14. Since then, she married and had a family, but never gave up on her dream of returning to Israel.
The Fellowship helped her achieve that dream. At the event, she said: “This is so inspiring. We are so pleased with the wonderful support we have received. The Fellowship is available to us for the small things we need for daily life, as well as for the big things, and its staff members are always looking for ways to help us”.
Eckstein said, “In the last year, I had the privilege of welcoming thousands of new olim who arrived in Israel from every corner of the world. The Fellowship, in collaboration with the Ministry of Absorption, helped thousands olim make aliyah just in the last year.
Bring Olim Home
As a part of the aliyah program, all olim receive comprehensive assistance from The Fellowship, including special grants of $500 per adult and $300 per child. The Fellowship also sponsors their flights to Israel and ensures that they receive the klitah (resettlement) assistance that they need. Additionally, The Fellowship helps immigrant families with housing and employment, and continues to advise them as they become accustomed to life in Israel.