Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Useful Administrative Terms


  • Bituach Leumi                                    The National Insurance - responsible for welfare payments, pensions, child                                                              benefit, unemployment
  • Kupat Cholim                                     Health Insurance fund
  • Misrad HaKlita                                    Ministry of Immigrant Absorption – responsible for most Aliyah benefits 
  • Misrad HaPnim                                   Interior Ministry (responsible for issuing Teudat Zehut,Teudat Ma’avar,                                                                    Passports, changing addresses etc.)
  • Teudat Ma’avar                                   Temporary passport
  • Teudat Oleh                                       Oleh benefits booklet
  • Teudat Zehut                                      Identity card
  • Sal Klita                                              Financial assistance paid in the 6 months following Aliyah
  • Ulpan                                                 Hebrew classes


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