Venezuelan Olim Can Make Aliyah
The Fellowship | February 1, 2017
The Fellowship and our faithful friends have continued to help Jews from around the globe make aliyah to Israel (immigrate). JTA reports on the latest olim (immigrants) to be allowed to move from Venezuela and make new homes in the Holy Land:
Nine Venezuelan Jewish converts will be permitted to immigrate to Israel after their initial request was denied…
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, pledged to financially assist the Venezuelans during the absorption process.
“The Fellowship believes there cannot be a situation that cumbersome bureaucracy is conducted on the backs of people who have undergone a conversion process and seek to make aliyah to Israel,” he said in a statement. “This matter is even more severe when these people are in a country which is in the midst of a deep crisis and they are at risk of persistent hunger, crime and anti-Semitism.”
Eckstein added: “I salute the Conservative-Masorti Movement for its battle on behalf of those Jews and I’m happy about the apparent solution to their plight.”