Tens of thousands of Israelis who are have the status of new immigrants cannot see parents or children who live abroad.
“In Detroit, I saw how important Jewish and Israel education are, and this completely changed my professional focus.”
Jennifer Stern, 50 - from Woodmere, New York To Hashmonaim, 2006
A poll found that three-quarters of English-speaking Israelis in Israel identify themselves as part of an “Anglo community,” 36% of which say they must organize themselves politically.
Thousands of olim children are about to take their first steps in learning the Hebrew language, and in getting to know the new Israeli environment and culture.
The Jewish Agency prepared them for integration into the Israeli education system, providing them with school supplies and tablets for social distanced learning.
The association was notified since the beginning of the pandemic in March that a consequent number of people lost their jobs, and families were struggling to make ends meet.
The privilege of participating in the grand drama of Jewish national renewal and redemption.
The new immigrants were met by Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata and IFCJ president Yael Eckstein.
When I announced my upcoming retirement this fall after six years of leading the Orthodox Union as its senior professional, the world looked very different.