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Located throughout the country, Absorption Centers are temporary living quarters which provide a soft landing and supportive framework, tailored to an oleh's needs.
The centers' furnished rooms or apartments are available for rental at substantially lower rates than on the private market, providing new immigrants with a ready first destination and warm atmosphere as they become acquainted with Israeli society.
Ulpanim (intensive Hebrew classes) are available at most Absorption Centers and are staffed by highly professional teams who have long-term experience in assisting new olim families, students, and singles in their absorption process.
Residence in the Absorption Center is usually for a period of up to six months, though participants of specific student or other Aliyah programs may stay for the duration of their program. Spaces are limited, and potential olim are required to register with their shaliach prior to Aliyah.
For more information about which Absorption Center might suit your and / or your family's Aliyah needs, please be in touch with your Aliyah shaliach, or the Global Center.
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'You are twice blessed' Sharansky tells olim at Ulpan Etzion
'Klitah (absorption) without neshama (soul) doesn’t provide encouragement for new olim. I can see that here you receive neshama ve-ruach (soul and spirit)'
Rabbinic Cabinet blesses immigrant physicians
'It is only thanks to this program that I could make my dream come true'
Nahariya olim celebrate 'Good Deeds Day'
'Caring and giving was in the air'
Ethiopian-born lone soldier recognized as an Outstanding Soldier
Ethiopian youth revel at pre-bar and bat-mitzvah Lag B'Omer bonfire
"There's no comparison between their experiences and mine," said an older Ethiopian counselor
One for the team
Tourists donate a volleyball court to Beit Alfa-Gilboa Absorption Center
Visit sukkot around the world
The Jewish Agency celebrates Purim in communities around the world and in Israel
Wedding Under Fire
“We are trying to keep to normal routine as much as we can, even in states of emergency."
From Lugansk to Code Red in Ashdod
"Once the war began, the Israeli consul in Lugansk helped us leave Ukraine. We had passports, and soon we received assistance from The Jewish Agency and the organization "Ezra." They
Report: Voices From Rocket-Battered Southern Israel
'This morning I woke up with the definition of an “emergency procedure”.'
A Day in the Ashdod Shelter
We spent a day with Olim and staff members at the Absorption Center in Ashdod. The day included two Code Red sirens; a visit from Chairperson of the Workers’ Committee Hanan Mor; a visit from the