• Aliyah Hits Ten-Year High: Approximately 26,500 New Immigrants Arrived in Israel in 2014

    Worldwide Aliyah up 32% compared to 2013. For the first time ever, more immigrants came from France than from any other country; Aliyah from Ukraine up 190% – nearly threefold – compared to last year.
    By Jewish Agency on 02 Jan 2015 / 11 Tevet 5775
  • במרתף הבית בלוגנסק, ארגז תפוחי האדמה שבו ישנו האם והבן ארתור

    From Eastern Ukraine to Israel

    For the past year and a half, The Jewish Agency has been there to help the Zolodyev family, every step of the way. This began with their daughter Aleksandrina’s participating on Sela, moving to a
    By נתן רועי on 18 Nov 2014 / 25 Heshvan 5775
  • 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
  • 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
    By נתן רועי 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
  • 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

    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
  • עולים חדשים מנורית הולכים לבקר חיילים

    Nurit Absorption Center: A Hug for the “Iron Dome” Soldiers

    The children of the Nurit Absorption Center in Be’er Sheva went to visit the soldiers who are protecting them: one more way of reducing their anxiety during this war with so many unknowns.
    By נתן רועי on 11 Aug 2014 / 15 Av 5774