Nefesh B’Nefesh advises South Korea on absorbing new citizens

To be as prepared as possible for a possible unification of North and south Korea , the ministry is seeking to learn about methods to effectively assist in the integration of immigrants.

Nefesh B'Nefesh aliya Aug 2013 370 (photo credit: Sasson Tiram)
Nefesh B'Nefesh aliya Aug 2013 370
(photo credit: Sasson Tiram)
Nefesh B’Nefesh hosted a four-person delegation this week from the South Korean Ministry of Unification, the government office that is preparing to handle the possible future unification of the Koreas.
To be as prepared as possible for a possible unification of the two countries, the ministry is seeking to learn about methods to effectively assist in the integration of immigrants by meeting with representatives from a variety of aliyah organizations over the course of their visit to Israel, including Nefesh B’Nefesh.
Members of the delegation included the leader, Ms. Kim Yoojin, director of the Policy-Planning Division; Mr. Kuem Sungho, deputy director and lawyer of the Policy-Planning Division; Mr. Kang Heechan, deputy director of the Policy Coordination Division; and Ms. Lee Sangmi of the Policy-Planning Division.
“It is truly humbling to know that the dedication and hard work Nefesh B’Nefesh has put in to assisting olim from North America and the UK has received recognition from the international community as a benchmark of success to strive toward when setting up a similar program for a vastly different population,” said Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, cofounder and executive director of Nefesh B’nefesh.
“We hope that today’s meeting was informative and will assist with preparations toward the unification of North and South Korea. We wish the South Korean Ministry of Unification lots of success in this incredible venture and look forward to helping them with this transition as much as possible.”
Kim Yoojin said: “It was very impressive to see the emotional support and the customization of the service provided to the immigrants as well as the level of service that is provided by the organization.”