Two guidance centers to help olim ease into their new lives in Israel will open in Karmiel and Tel Aviv next year, Nefesh B'Nefesh announced Monday.
Acknowledging that getting on a plane to Israel is just the beginning of a sometimes challenging journey, NBN strives to provide practical tools to aid olim in their acclimatization and successful integration into Israel. The centers will provide a range of workshops, webinars and events, adding to those already offered in the organization’s headquarters in Jerusalem, its Beersheba office and the NBN-FIDF Center for Lone Soldiers in Tel Aviv.
“We are delighted to further expand on our current range of post-aliya programming to continue giving our new olim as much guidance and support with their aliya process as possible, something the organization has always been dedicated to,” said Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Founder and Executive Director of Nefesh B’Nefesh. “We are not only proud to have brought over 50,000 Jews to Israel, but are devoted to providing each and every one of them with the tools needed to integrate into Israeli society, the workforce and continue having a significant influence on the successful development of the State of Israel.”
The centers will offer help on issues such as navigating the Israeli healthcare system, higher education counseling, finding suitable employment and understanding taxes as a new oleh. They will also offer opportunities to travel Israel and connect with other olim as well as Israelis.