There are 13 Absorption Centers for Ethiopians in Israel that provide subsidized housing dedicated to the specific cultural needs of Ethiopian olim. Altogether, these centers serve thousands of Ethiopian immigrants annually.
Absorption Centers for Olim from Around the World cater to the general immigrant population, such as those from the former Soviet Union, South America, and other regions. Five such centers typically serve up to 2,000 olim each year.
Four of the Jewish Agency absorption centers for olim from around the world specialize in the complex needs of olim from regions of distress, including the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. Those who make Aliyah through our Aliyah of Rescue program are provided housing and services in either the Bet Canada center in Ashdod, the Ye’elim center in Be’er Sheva, the Nurit center in Be’er Sheva, or the center in Ra’anana.
Additionally, Ulpan intensive Hebrew language programs for new immigrants are housed within absorption centers, and include five hours a day of intensive, immersive Hebrew-language instruction, five days a week, for five months.