Nefesh B’Nefesh is launching a 10-day “Aliyah Tour” across North America this month, featuring special informational workshops and personal meetings for potential immigrants to Israel. The tour is being organized in conjunction with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel and JNF-USA.
The aliyah events will take place in 18 locations across 12 states and provinces, including New Jersey.
The tour will run October 18-27 and feature aliyah-related seminars and workshops with pre-aliyah counselors. Topics will include aliyah rights and benefits; career opportunities; finding a community in Israel; the Go North and Go South programs exploring living in Israel’s frontiers; education from grade school through university; retirement; and national service and the Israel Defense Forces.
Workshops will also be targeted to specialized groups including professionals, families, university students and younger professionals, and retirees. For those seeking new careers in Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh will provide information on networking resources, preparing for the Israeli job market; government licensing and launching a new business; adapting your resume to the Israeli market and retraining.
“Now more than ever, Israel needs strong immigration, and the Aliyah Tour aims to make this goal a reality,” said Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nefesh B’Nefesh. “We look forward to meeting thousands of people across North America to explore how we can help them build new lives in the Jewish State.”
In addition, he added that “We are truly inspired that despite the extremely difficult times Israel is currently experiencing, olim are undeterred and are still making aliyah. They are coming not only with the desire to build their homes and lives in Israel but to express that modern-day Zionism is thriving while displaying their deep responsibility towards the State of Israel and Jewish People.
For a full schedule of the Aliyah Tour, please visit: http://www.nbn.org.il/aliyahdream.