Absorption Centers

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All your needs as a new oleh are taken care of in this unique Israeli housing arrangement, which serves as your first home from which to start the integration process.

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.


Featured Absorption Centers for Young Adults

  • Aliyah Ulpan Etzion Jerusalem Ulpan Etzion Jerusalem

    Interested in living and studying Hebrew in Jerusalem? Ulpan Etzion will give you the best of both.

  • Ulpan Etzion Carmel, Haifa

    Soak up the culture and improve your Hebrew as you explore the hi-tech and educational opportunities available in Haifa and the surrounding region.

  • Ulpan Etzion Ra'anana

    Making Aliyah and need to improve your Hebrew? Learn Hebrew in central Israel as you meet peers from around the world.

  • Ulpan Etzion Ramla

    Interested in combining studying Hebrew with staying fit? Ulpan Etzion Ramla offers free entrance at Ramla’s swimming pool and gym.

  • Ulpan Etzion Ye’elim Be’er Sheva

    Love the Negev? Start your life in Israel at our ulpan in Be’er Sheva. Our solid academic Hebrew courses will improve your language skills in five short months.


More about Absorption Centers


New Immigrants at the Carmiel Absorption Center

27 May 2014 / 27 Iyar 5774