Aliyah, one of the fundamental tenets of Zionism, refers to the immigration of diaspora Jews to Israel. Literally meaning "to go up," aliyah is encouraged (and even incentivized) by the Israeli government and by organizations such as Nefesh B'Nefesh that help new olim by granting financial aid packages and guidance to ease the assimilation into Israeli culture.

Relatives of new immigrants granted permission to visit Israel

There will be a formal application system to obtain the entry permit for relatives of immigrants through the Interior Ministry, but the details of this are not yet clear.

Rivlin decries fear as being a driving force behind aliyah

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, more than three million immigrants have been absorbed – including those who came this year in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis.

Nefesh B’Nefesh makes the virtual pivot

When the pandemic hit, the aliyah organization quickly pivoted to holding online, virtual meetings, webinars, and sessions.

Why are people immigrating to Israel amid coronavirus pandemic?

ALIYAH AFFAIRS: Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 2,000 people have made aliyah.

Arrivals: Tomatoes to bookbinding to sequins


An Israeli nurse stands next to the bed of a severely wounded Syrian at the Western Galilee Hospital
French medical experts make aliyah as Islamic terrorism rocks France

The unique group is comprised of 13 families, with at least one health-care professional in each family.

The goodwill is all

Hedva Granatstein-Fox - From Cleveland to Modi’in, 1993

COVID, chaos and coming home

Yom Ha’aliyah isa day to express our admiration to all those who chose to come from far and wide to make Israel their home.

166 youths from Brazil and Ukraine arrive for pre-Aliyah programs

In two special flights organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel this week, a cohort of young people from the two countries began studying and exploring life in Israel.

38 Olim land in Israel as part of a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight
Knesset committee urges Israeli border open for families of immigrants

Closure of Israeli borders to foreign nationals has meant many immigrants have not been able to see immediate family for more than eight months.

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