• Running down to a bomb shelter in Ashdod's absorption center.

    From Anti-Semitism in Hungary to Sirens in Israel

    Since the rise of the Hungarian radical nationalist political party Jobbik, anti-Semitism has become common in Hungary and has spread from the minority to the majority.
    By נתן רועי on 17 Jul 2014 / 19 Tamuz 5774
  • עולים מהודו במקלט במרכז הקליטה באשדוד

    A Day in the Ashdod Shelter

    We spent a day with Olim and staff members at the Absorption Center in Ashdod. The day included two Code Red sirens; a visit from Chairperson of the Workers’ Committee Hanan Mor; a visit from the
    By נתן רועי on 17 Jul 2014 / 19 Tamuz 5774
  • Israeli children taking cover in a nursery in Hod Hasharon.

    Report: Voices From Rocket-Battered Southern Israel

    'This morning I woke up with the definition of an “emergency procedure”.'
    By Jewish Agency on 16 Jul 2014 / 18 Tamuz 5774
  • New immigrants and staff run to bomb shelter in Ashdod's immigrant absorption center, as 'Code Red' siren goes off during Operation Protective Edge.

    From Lugansk to Code Red in Ashdod

    "Once the war began, the Israeli consul in Lugansk helped us leave Ukraine. We had passports, and soon we received assistance from The Jewish Agency and the organization "Ezra." They
    By נתן רועי on 14 Jul 2014 / 16 Tamuz 5774
  • The Balsha family celebrated their traditional wedding, according to religious law, as part of their conversion process to Judaism.

    Wedding Under Fire

    “We are trying to keep to normal routine as much as we can, even in states of emergency."
    By Jewish Agency on 10 Jul 2014 / 12 Tamuz 5774
  • Maria (age 5) of Ukraine, Gavriel (age 5) of Yemen, Annamalai (age 5) of Peru, AJ (age 6) of South Africa, and Sofia (age 4) of Argentina—all of them recent immigrants to Israel—pose in the sukkah they helped build at The Jewish Agency's Ye'elim Immigrant

    International Sukkah-Hop

    Visit sukkot around the world
    By Margot Saffer on 20 Sep 2013 / 16 Tishrei 5774
  • Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and Minister of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver join young immigrants from around the world in dedicating the Beit Brodetsky Center for Young Immigrants in Tel Aviv

    New Center for Young Immigrants from Around the World Dedicated in Tel Aviv

    Sharansky: "This is a year of record Aliyah. Beit Brodetsky is an excellent place to learn Hebrew, to get to know Israel—and also to find a shidduch (match)."
    By Jewish Agency on 16 Dec 2014 / 24 Kislev 5775
  • Young immigrants from Ethiopia have their faces painted to get into the Purim mood at the Canaan-Meron Absorption Center in Safed

    Happy Purim

    The Jewish Agency celebrates Purim in communities around the world and in Israel
    By Jewish Agency on 17 Mar 2014 / 15 Adar II 5774
  • New immigrants playing volleyball in the court donated by tourists

    One for the team

    Tourists donate a volleyball court to Beit Alfa-Gilboa Absorption Center
    By נתן רועי on 05 May 2013 / 25 Iyar 5773
  • Ethiopian youth revel at pre-bar a batmitzva - Lag Bomer bonfire ​ TEASER: Theres no comparison between their experiences and mine, said an older Ethiopian counselor  ALT: Its totally different, the madrich said, noting that even the pre-aliyah pr

    Ethiopian youth revel at pre-bar and bat-mitzvah Lag B'Omer bonfire

    "There's no comparison between their experiences and mine," said an older Ethiopian counselor
    By Dave Bender on 28 Apr 2013 / 18 Iyar 5773