Venezuelan Olim Can Make Aliyah

Venezuelan Olim Can Make Aliyah

Credit:(Photo: Olivier Fitoussi)

The Fellowship and our faithful friends have continued to help Jews from around the globe make aliyah (immigrate) to Israel. 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.”

Tags: Article of Interest IFCJ IFCJ in the News

More From Fellowship Blog

Fellowship Blog

This Holocaust Survivor’s Tapestries Show Her ‘Affirmation Of Life’

Ted Comet hosts tours through his home, which displays the tapestries his late wife and Holocaust survivor created.

Fellowship Blog

Monday Devotional: Cherishing the Elderly

The elderly are a gift that we must honor and cherish as long as we are blessed to have them in our lives.

Fellowship Blog

11 Delightful Israeli Day Trips on the Train

Israel railways are expanding more than ever.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.