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Gone are the days when making aliya meant getting off the plane and having to dive headfirst into a mass of bureaucracy. A wealth of organizations to assist olim has sprung up over the last two decades, providing much-needed and invaluable support and guidance to those who decide to make Israel their home.
One such resource is the Department of Immigration and Absorption at the Jerusalem Municipality, which provides assistance from pre-aliya to a year post-aliya. The municipality also provides a dedicated service for English speakers.