Young Aliyah

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18-35 years-old and interested in making Israel your home? We offer specialized aliyah absorption programs designed to help young olim and students take their first steps to a lifetime in Israel.

The programs listed below were developed especially to help new young immigrants integrate into the country, taking your unique needs into account.

Participation in any of these programs will give you the opportunity to learn Hebrew, visit important heritage sites throughout the country, and learn to become part of Israeli society. Our absorption professionals will be there for you along the way, providing guidance while you take your first steps in Israel.

Our programs are located in every region of Israel. Some have two sessions a year; others have start dates every few weeks. Some have been running for decades and have tens of thousands of successful alumni; others are new programs we established to address different groups’ needs. There are diverse options: Hebrew language courses on kibbutzim and in cities; preparation for college or graduate studies; guidance for employment; and preparation for recruitment into the IDF.

The decision to make your home in Israel is a significant choice. We also suggest that you contact our representatives at the Global Call Center and your local shaliach who will be happy to meet with you and assist you further in making choices regarding your immigration process.

We wish you a “soft landing” and successful absorption. Welcome to Israel!

Click here to see our updated programs booklet

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Young Aliyah Experiences

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  • UlpanYoung Aliyah
    Kibbutz Ulpan

    Interested in learning Hebrew while living on a kibbutz? Volunteer in a unique collective setting and experience life unlike anywhere else!

  • Na'ale

    Hundreds of high school students from across the world are currently studying towards matriculation in Israel in this free program

  • Beit Brodetsky: Live-in Ulpan

    Thought about starting your Aliyah in Tel Aviv? Live at Beit Brodetsky and immerse yourself in Israeli culture and the Hebrew language.

  • Hechven Center: Advice and Guidance for New Olim

    Need guidance, advice, and support for your next steps in Israel? Hechven is designed to help you realize your full potential as an Israeli citizen.

  • Wings: Services for Lone Soldiers

    Are you a lone soldier - or were you one until recently? Learn about your rights as a soldier and prepare for civilian life


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  • אילנה מדר, בת שירות ב"מגן" Self-Defense for French Jews

    Ilana Medar, 18, a bat sherut, and Shimon Abouka, 21, of Paris, were excited to take part of a ceremony with the “Magen” travel program, a joint initiative of The Jewish Agency, the World Zionist

  • ג'ורדנה בראון Jerusalem: Jordana’s Sukkot Holiday

    She made Aliyah to Israel from Queens, NY. And this is her first Sukkot in Israel as a new immigrant. Yes, she always dreamed of coming here. And now, as a student at the Ulpan Hebrew program, she’s

  • Illustration: IDF lone soldiers on duty. Why I'm Joining the IDF: A Young Lone Soldier Explains

    "They are my brothers and sisters, and they are defending my family. I would like to return the favor," Gideon Drucker of New Jersey explains.

  • גרעין צבר עם החיילים שעלו Rami Kleinstein: I Made Aliyah from New York, and I’m Very Happy to Be Here With You

    Hundreds of young Jews from around the world make Aliyah each year through Garin Tzabar, a program run by the Israeli Scouts, in partnership with The Jewish Agency, the Ministry of Immigration and

  • יעל דרוקמן The Sirens Made Me Israeli

    Yael Druckman of Johanesburg, SA, made Aliyah shortly before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The sirens were her first introduction to Israeliness – “the sirens made me Israeli”.