13 Oct New Immigrants Gather for Yom HaAliyah Dance Party
New Immigrants Gather for Yom HaAliyah Dance Party
In honor of Yom HaAliyah (Aliyah Day), new olim (immigrants) gathered on October 12, 2021, at The Jewish Agency’s courtyard in Jerusalem for a celebratory dance party.
The festive event featured DJ PNINA and combined historic dances like the ‘Hora’ with contemporary dances of today. In the exciting moments after the State of Israel was established, citizens from across the country took to the streets and danced together in celebration. Currently during ‘Aliyah Week,’ The Jewish Agency is recreating joyous moments from that era in their own way.
The olim who enjoyed the Hora Aliyah event immigrated to Israel from dozens of countries and are now part of several Jewish Agency programs run in cooperation with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration. Since the start of 2021, over 20,000 olim have arrived in Israel, despite the travel limitations imposed by the pandemic.