• MK Yuli Edelstein, Speaker of the Knesset

    Exclusive Interview with MK Yuli Edelstein

    "The decision to make aliyah should not be made because of terror attacks or pogroms, but out of a sense of conviction, Jewish identity and a bond with Israel."
    By נתן רועי on 29 Jan 2015 / 9 Shevat 5775
  • אילנה ויונתן כהן

    A Honeymoon in Israel

    Ilana and Yonatan Cohen have been married for a month – and though they are originally from the City of Light, the City of Love, Paris, they’ve chosen Israel as their honeymoon destination, and also
    By נתן רועי on 21 Jan 2015 / 1 Shevat 5775
  • Global Aliyah Center Faces Wave of Aliyah Appeals from France

    The Global service center of TJA, working daily to assist those seeking to make Aliyah worldwide, has seen a 300% increase in demand for its Center’s services since the Paris attacks. Suddenly, the
    By נתן רועי on 15 Jan 2015 / 24 Tevet 5775
  • The funeral procession for Yoav Hattab

    Yoav Hattab is Brought to Rest After Paris Attack: Ilanit Kourchia Remembers

    “You are coming to France, my sister. Take the Star of David off your neck."
    By נתן רועי on 13 Jan 2015 / 22 Tevet 5775
  •  Hundreds of French Jews attend a Jewish Agency Aliyah (immigration) information fair under tight security in central Paris, Sunday, January 11.

    Hundreds of French Jews Attend Jewish Agency Aliyah Fair in Central Paris

    Sharansky: "The Jewish Agency embraces the French Jewish community at this difficult time and is extending its full support"
    By Jewish Agency on 11 Jan 2015 / 20 Tevet 5775
  • 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