Jerusalem Post Aliyah Portal

The Jerusalem Post, Israel's largest English-speaking media outlet, is launching an aliyah portal, to bring you all the resources you need to prepare for a move to Israel - and to be successful when you get to Israel. Enjoy the inspiration!

Meet the Ariel University professor leading chemical detection research

Chemical detection sensing is needed to trace spoilage in mass food or beverage production facilities and may also alert to potential hazards in smaller workplaces.

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
04/03/2021

The pleasures, pains of an oleh depicted in new book

Living through the 1970s and 1980s in Israel, then returning to the US

A group of 137 immigrants from Brazil and Argentina landed in Israel

South American immigrants arrive in Israel after 40 days in limbo

Most of the immigrants had resigned from their jobs, given up their homes and withdrawn their children from school in advance of the scheduled Jan. 25 flight.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
04/03/2021
New immigrants arrive at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport on Purim, February 26, 2021

Aliyah flights from Ethiopia, Ukraine land in Israel despite coronavirus

Ben-Gurion Airport was shut on Jan. 25 to all commercial flights due to the government’s concerns over the entry of COVID-19 variants into the country.

Orna Alexander, 40 from Montreal to Givat Shmuel and Modi'in, 2002

Aliyah brings one woman from trauma to resilience

The turning point for Orna came when she enrolled in a civilian Krav Maga class to acquire self-defense and combat skills.

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
25/02/2021

Pnina Tamano-Shata: Keeping aliyah to Israel going amid COVID-19

IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS: Pnina Tamano-Shata talks immigration, politics, and message of a black woman in government.

Mourning the loss of Israel's last pioneers - opinion

The three took part in the work of settling and building the country, laying the foundations and pillars upon which Israeli society was built.

Jordan Pollack, 30 From Minnesota to Tel Aviv, 2019

From Minnesota to Tel Aviv: Oleh finds Israelis 'welcoming and warm'

Pollack’s parents and three younger brothers were not surprised that he moved to Israel.

How to move to Israel while working remotely for a US employer

The coronavirus opened up opportunities for Americans who wish to move their US-based jobs to Israel.

By RENEE GHERT-ZAND/JTA
18/02/2021

Jewish scientist gets Israeli citizenship after two years

Prof. Ruth Katz, a professor of cytopathology at Sheba Medical Center, faced numerous bureaucratic obstacles in her quest for Israeli citizenship

Ethiopian-Jewish immigrants make aliyah to Israel despite airport closure

The Ethiopian immigrants touched down on Friday despite the underlying circumstances.

Aliyah and Law: How foreign lawyers immigrate - opinion

As a foreign lawyer, you will need to be registered with the Israel Bar Association to be placed in its directory of foreign lawyers.

By YAARA DEITCHER
06/02/2021

Jacques Kupfer - A French Zionist’s aliyah advocacy legacy

Kupfer’s passing highlights immigrant success stories and struggles.

By BEN BRESKY
04/02/2021

Arrivals - Dedicated to caring for children

DR. MANUEL KATZ, 70 FROM BUENOS AIRES TO BEERSHEBA, 1983

By LISA SAMIN
04/02/2021

Ariel University launches Aliyah Risk Calculator

The calculator, which takes 15 minutes to compute results, takes both individuals and families into account • Aliyah and Integration Ministry launches mental health helpline for new immigrants

Rabbi, new immigrant, father of fallen IDF soldier dies of COVID-19

Rabbi Mordechai Rindenow, whose son Shlomo died in an IDF training accident in 2016, made aliyah last year, buried alongside his son.

Depressed person broods in tunnel

Aliyah ministry launches mental health helpline for new immigrants

COVID-19 crisis has increased mental health problems for new immigrants. Hotline will be available in five languages for five hours a day.

High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the

High Court withdraws emerging communities aliyah petition

Judge: Case not suitable to determine principle

Pride and prejudice: The State of Israel vs Yosef Kibita

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS: When the young Ugandan applied to make aliyah in 2017, he couldn’t have imagined that he would be poised to fundamentally impact the dynamic of Israel-Diaspora relations.

Veterans - The wonder years

Ivan and Robynne Rendel From Johannesburg via Efrat to Kochav YAIR, 1980

By IVAN , ROBYNNE RENDEL
28/01/2021

Life in the shadow of the Shoah

As this week is International Holocaust Remembrance week, indulge me as I reflect on how the Shoah has permeated every stage my life.

By SUSIE WEISS
28/01/2021

For some people, aliyah begins at 90

Lea Landerer and Alice Even have lived through difficult times and returned to Israel with their children’s help and the assistance of Nefesh B’Nefesh. Aliyah, it seems, is not just for kids.

Coronavirus: Aliyah on hold for Americans due to airport shutdown

Nefesh B'Nefesh: Despite the hardships it's brought, the decision is understandable.

27/01/2021

Aliyah from Birkenau to Baka during a pandemic: The story of Arnold Clevs

Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Arnold said he felt immensely privileged to have made it to the Jewish state.

How troubled times will impact American Jews making Aliyah

In responding to the challenges the coronavirus has thrown at the world, Israel, like many countries, has made serious errors.

Arrivals - A panoramic view

Shai Rubin - From Atlanta to Beit Shemesh, 2012

By ESTHER POSNER
21/01/2021

Arrivals: ‘The feeder’

ELISHEVA LEVY, 53 FROM MANCHESTER TO JERUSALEM, 1989

Fifth Operation Rock of Israel flight lands in Israel

The immigrants will enter coronavirus quarantine for two weeks and then be reunited with family members who are waiting for them in Israel.

What's in a name?

The importance of names and their meanings

By PESSY KRAUSZ
13/01/2021

Jonathan Pollard makes aliyah to Israel 35 years after his arrest

For many in Israel, it was the culmination of decades of struggling for Pollard’s freedom.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
13/01/2021

Tel Aviv remains Israel's leading aliyah destination despite COVID

In 2020, approximately 11% of all new immigrants to Israel decided to live in Tel Aviv, with the city retaining its status as Israel's leading city for olim.

By GADI ZAIG
13/01/2021

14 day news roundup: Tighter lockdown

Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.

12/01/2021
David Ben Moshe together with his wife and child

Granting David Ben Moshe temporary residence is unneeded litmus test

Ben Moshe is no Meyer Lansky. He’s just an ordinary man who has turned his life around and wants to lead an ordinary life in Israel with his Israeli wife and Israeli daughter.

David Ben Moshe together with his wife and child

US convert who struggled to obtain citizenship gets temporary residence

David Ben Moshe, who struggled for over two years to get citizenship, obtains temporary residency with view to citizenship following Post report.

Organization helps immigrants to Israel join IDF intelligence units

Getting into intelligence units is not only a way to implement some of the Israeli youth’s most unique talents, but in recent years, it became also a ticket to success after their military service.

10/01/2021

Arrivals: Ciliann likes beautiful things

SARAH BRESLER - FROM NEW YORK TO BEITAR, 2010

By BASIA MONKA
07/01/2021

Vaccine rollout inspires Jews to move to Israel and Israelis to return

Israel is looking more attractive than ever as a place to live.

Knesset swears in first Philadelphia-born MK: Moshe Tur-Paz

Educator Moshe Tur-Paz raised by British parents

05/01/2021

300 Ethiopian immigrants the first to make aliyah to Israel in 2021

The government decided in 2015 to help the last remaining Jews in Ethiopia make aliyah.

Two Olot Celebrate as they Land on Dec 29, 2020.

48 Nefesh B’Nefesh olim arrive on final 2020 group aliyah flight

They joined over 3,000 olim who made aliyah from North America in 2020

In first, Jewish population in Israel drops below 74%

The number of Jewish immigrants hit a record low of 33.8% of the total number of new immigrants.

Five women from Bnei Menashe to make aliyah in New Year

After being processed by the Aliyah and Absorption Ministry, the sisters will enter quarantine in line with Health Ministry guidelines for new arrivals.

Israel's population nears 10 million mark as country enters 2021

With 151,000 new additions in 2020, Israel's general population stands at nearly 9.3 million.

Final Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah flight of 2020 lands in Israel

Some 198 medical professionals chose to move to Israel in 2020, with most of them joining the frontlines of Israel's fight against the coronavirus, according to NBN.

An immigrant-turned-university rector's passion for ideas

From London to Petah Tikva.

By LISA SAMIN
30/12/2020

2020: What were the positives of the past year? - opinion

Ultimately, how we view the world is a matter of choice.

Jonathan Pollard: Former Jewish spy lands in Israel 35 years after arrest

Pollard and his wife, Esther, will live in Jerusalem. A source close to the family said the former spy will not enter politics.

30/12/2020

Renowned Jewish scientist in two-year wait for aliyah

Eminent pathologist Prof. Ruth Katz, who patented an early cancer detection test with an Israeli firm, facing repeated obstacles in her aliyah request from the Population and Immigration Authority.

Ethiopian immigration absorption policy trap: Equality or discrimination?

This trap is apparent in higher education policy where, through attempts to offer equitable collective support, there are deep discriminatory practices.

By AYALA HENDIN
29/12/2020

Amid COVID-19, aliyah to Israel continues

Whether it’s because the global economic situation is so dismal due to the COVID-19 pandemic or because Israel has truly become a desirable alternative for world Jewry, the numbers are impressive.

More than 20,000 olim from 70 countries moved to Israel in 2020

New immigration to Israel still remains consistent, with new olim starting their new lives during a global pandemic.

By GADI ZAIG
28/12/2020

A life of learning and lovingkindness

Barbara defies the limits of time and reminds us of the potential of time.

By ESTHER POSNER
27/12/2020
French chief rabbi Gilles Bernheim.

Former French Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim makes aliyah

Bernheim explained that he will join his children and grandchildren in Israel, which motivated his move.

219 new olim from Ethiopia arrive in Israel

Operation Tzur Yisrael assists over 200 new immigrants to integrate to the Jewish homeland

New immigrants from France disembark at Ben-Gurion Airport last year

MKs demand to know why immigrants' families still can't enter Israel

The policy allowing families of immigrants to enter Israel was supposed to be approved last week.

22/12/2020
Chaim and Yehudit Collins on duty with the Mishmar Ezrachi in 2003

Memories of serving in the Mishmar Ezrachi

Yehudit Collins and her husband Chaim joined the Civil Guard in 1979.

By YEHUDIT COLLINS
17/12/2020
David Ben Moshe together with his wife and child

Following ‘Post’ report: Convert's Jewish status finally recognized

David Ben Moshe’s Orthodox conversion was initially rejected by the Interior Ministry despite having married through the Chief Rabbinate.

252 Bnei Menashe immigrants to arrive in Israel on Tuesday

The new arrivals will enter COVID-19 quarantine in the Nordiya moshav close to Netanya and will remain there while they adjust to their new country and learn Hebrew

High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the

What does the court's ruling on aliyah tax breaks mean for you? - opinion

This judgment will be of special interest to working olim and senior returning residents, who lived abroad at least 10 years, especially those in the hi-tech sector.

By LEON HARRIS
10/12/2020

You’re never too old to make aliya

Some 59 years ago the Gaitos lived in Israel. Now, they are back.

By MAXINE LIPTZEN DOROT
11/12/2020

Re-falling in love with Israel: Two families tell why they made aliyah

Stories of two families that moved to Israel, realizing a dream that originated many years earlier.

David Ben Moshe together with his wife and child

Why can pedophiles make aliyah but not a reformed Black convict?

If Israel can provide asylum to pedophiles and other criminals just because they happen to be Jewish, it can grant citizenship to a convert who happens to be a Black man with a criminal past.

Benjamin Lee: An outstanding oleh

Benjamin Lee, 25 - From London to Jerusalem, 2018

Doctors make aliyah from France to serve during the COVID-19 crisis

Doctors and their families take the courageous step of emigrating from France as part of a KKL-JNF project

By NOA BAR
04/12/2020

First immigrants from Ethiopia in Operation Rock of Israel land

Approximately 100 more members of the Falash Mura community are expected to arrive on Friday, reaching a total of 2,000 by the end of January 2021.

Members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia

500 members of the Falash Mura community set to come to Israel

The Interior Ministry and Jewish Agency officials are processing the Falash Mura immigration requests.

Rabbi Joshua Gerstein, 31

Making aliyah allows one young rabbi to break out of the American bubble

He was 10 when he made his first visit to Israel, but it was his bar mitzvah trip that changed everything.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
27/11/2020
Anglo Vision founder David Fine

Does Anglo Vision have the vision to succeed?

English-speaking olim often find Israel not very welcoming to them.

Tel Aviv's Joseph Bau House Museum struggles to stay open

The Tel Aviv landmark contains the story and works of a remarkable life

25/11/2020

Letter to an American friend

For the first time in history, Jews have the privilege of being born into a world where the Jewish state is a matter of fact have a moral obligation.

By ILAN CHAIM
03/12/2020

How new immigrants in Israel can make money and keep it – opinion

Let’s look at the business and tax side of aliyah.

By LEON HARRIS
19/11/2020

Partners in the aliyah and PR business

James Fattal, 33 - From London to Tel Aviv, 2014 Jake Sharfman, 33 - From Michigan to Tel Aviv, 2014

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.

12/11/2020

Arrivals: Tomatoes to bookbinding to sequins

YISRAEL DAVIES, 73 FROM MANCHESTER TO GUSH KATIF TO MA’ALEH ADUMIM, 1979

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

By ESTHER POSNER
05/11/2020

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.

The Education Ministry celebrates Aliyah Week

"The power of Israel and strength of its society are very much based on our being a country that has always absorbed immigration," said Education Minister Yoav Gallant.

The Schwartzes: Dr. Reuven, 71, and Amy, 66 from Pittsburgh to Jerusalem, 2015

'Every day is a miracle, it's just more apparent in Israel'

“The moment we landed, I started crying.”

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
29/10/2020

Israel welcomes its 16,000th new immigrant of 2020

The new immigrants left behind their homes spread across 14 states and three Canadian provinces to begin their new lives in Israel.

Israel welcomes immigrant number 3.3 million

The olim were met at the airport by Aliyah and Absorption Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata.

38 Olim land in Israel as part of a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight

Jerusalem to Olim: 'This is your home'

A week of virtual aliyah programming comes as applications for immigration spike in the wake of the coronavirus.

Aliyah Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata

Israel marks Aliyah Day with more 15,000 new immigrants so far this year

Aliyah way down on 2019 figures due to COVID-19 pandemic. Two new immigrants, one born in Bergen Belsen, one a pro-Israel US college activists tell their stories.

Coronavirus casts aliyah through a different lens

As long as there's a plane flying that can land at Ben-Gurion Airport, new immigrants continue to arrive.

By ANNA KRYCER
22/10/2020
Juliana Tal Or: From Massachusetts to Efrat.

Juliana Tal Or on making Aliyah: God will lead the way

"Israel is the most special place in the universe! I wanted to be there."

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
22/10/2020
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