• Coming Home with Shirel Bitan

    A new Olah from France, a talented singer-song-writer, a proud Zionist – and a mother of two: meet Shirel Bitan. This week, the feisty contestant Shirel Bitan passed another round of eliminations with
    By Chen Mor on 28 Oct 2014 / 4 Heshvan 5775
  • Julio Lozano, Ester Garzon and their children.

    A New Year in a New Homeland

    At a Rosh Hashana party in Beersheva’s Yeelim Absorption Center for New Immigrants, 100 participants gathered, including both olim and Masa participants from the former Soviet Union studying Hebrew at
    By Sarah Bronson on 21 Oct 2014 / 27 Tishrei 5775
  • 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
    By נתן רועי on 07 Oct 2014 / 13 Tishrei 5775
  • Fear in a Library, then Aliyah to Israel

    The Balaban family of Gorlovka, Ukraine, fled their home after Olga's workplace was shelled. Now adjusting to their new home in Haifa, they look back at the home they left, and forward to the
    By נתן רועי on 09 Sep 2014 / 14 Elul 5774
  • Aliyah Wings

    Wings: Supporting Lone Immigrant Soldiers in a Time of Crisis

    During Operation Protective Edge, approximately 70% of lone soldiers served in combat roles. For lone soldiers, who made Aliyah on their own, the conflict intensifies the challenging adjustment to
    By Jewish Agency on 28 Aug 2014 / 2 Elul 5774
  • 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.
    By Jewish Agency on 14 Aug 2014 / 18 Av 5774
  • СОХНУТ ПРИВЕЗ ДЕСЯТКИ ЕВРЕЙСКИХ ДЕТЕЙ ИЗ ВОСТОЧНОЙ УКРАИНЫ В ЛЕТНИЙ ЛАГЕРЬ В ИЗРАИЛЕ

    Jewish Agency Brings Dozens of Teens from Embattled Areas of Ukraine to Special Summer Camp in Israel

    Ukrainian Immigration to Israel Triples Since the Beginning of 2014
    By Jewish Agency on 14 Aug 2014 / 18 Av 5774
  • 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
    By Jewish Agency on 14 Aug 2014 / 18 Av 5774
  • 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”.
    By נתן רועי on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • צבע אדום

    Just A Minute

    A poem about the war, written by Yosef Wolkovitz, a new Oleh from Mexico, an artist living in the Yeelim Absorption Center in Beersheva.
    By Jewish Agency on 01 Aug 2014 / 5 Av 5774