Während durch die jüngsten Schikanen des Staates Israel Tausende Palästinenser aus der West Bank - die es seit 1967 illegal besetzt hält - ausgewiesen werden sollen, wird in den USA und Canada fleißig für die Einwanderung amerikanischer Juden nach Israel geworben: Singels, Ältere, Heiratswillige, Kids, Teenager, Studenten ... für jeden ist etwas dabei. Und für jede Frage gibt es eine Antwort; Jobsuche, Gesundheitsversorgung, Steuern, Militärdienst, Schule.....
Die Jüdische Agentur ist fieberhaft tätig, aktuell werden in vielen Städten der USA Treffen arrangiert, um ganze Familien zur Auswanderung nach Israel zu bewegen. Hier eine kleine Auswahl, entnommen der aktuellen Annonce aus Ha'aretz vom 13.04.2010 unter:
- NYC Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsTuesday, April 13, 2010 11:30 AM - 7:45 PM
- Personal Aliyah Meetings at Stern CollegeTuesday, April 13, 2010 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Personal Aliyah Meetings at Yeshiva UniversityWednesday, April 14, 2010 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Queens Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsWednesday, April 14, 2010 12
- Brooklyn Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsThursday, April 15, 2010 11:00 AM - 7:15 PM
- NYC Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsFriday, April 16, 2010 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Chicago Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsWednesday, April 21, 2010 12:00 PM - 8:15 PM
- NYC Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsThursday, April 22, 2010 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Chicago Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsThursday, April 22, 2010 12:00 PM - 8:15 PM
- Rockville Personal Aliyah MeetingsSunday, April 25, 2010 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
- Cleveland Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsSunday, April 25, 2010 1:00 PM - 8:15 PM
- Cleveland Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsMonday, April 26, 2010 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Baltimore Personal Aliyah Planning MeetingsMonday, April 26, 2010 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM ....
Und wie geht das? Und wohin z.B.? Just for FUN? oder für noch mehr Besetzung....
Aus der Webseite von NBN (nefesh b'nefesh): 1. Leitfaden für die Aliya, 2. Werbung für das Programm 'Go North'. 3. Kanadische Schülerinnen 'renovieren' ein Haus kurz nach dessen Räumung von dessen palästinensischen Bewohnern (Foto Cornelia Suhan 1985)
"Mazal Tov on your decision to make Aliyah! Nefesh B’Nefesh provides you with guidance with every aspect of your Aliyah, offering streamlined Aliyah processing and a comprehensive basket of services. We look forward to helping you with employment counseling, job placement services, assistance with governmental absorption, community-based guidance and financial assistance (for those who are eligible). The following is an overview of the steps that you will need to take, in order to make Aliyah successfully.
Step 1: Conduct Market Research
The initial steps towards Aliyah involve researching available options in Israel, and beginning to think about a practical and pragmatic Aliyah plan. ... Read more...
·Take advantage of our online Aliyahpedia, ... please phone the Nefesh B’Nefesh Call Center at 1-866-4-Aliyah. ... overview of Nefesh B’Nefesh services, please click here.
In addition to conducting market research, consider starting a local Hebrew study course or online program to help you improve your Hebrew, further preparing you for the upcoming move. To view a listing of Hebrew language resources, click here.
Step 2: Fill Out the Joint Nefesh B’Nefesh and Jewish Agency for Israel Application
Six to eight months before your estimated Aliyah date, start your Aliyah “paperwork” by filling out the application. Read more...
Nefesh B’Nefesh offers an Aliyah application with two possibilities: Aliyah Services or Aliyah Services & Financial Aid. Financial aid is granted on the basis of need. As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit copies of some of the following documents (where relevant): Birth certificate, passport, proof of Judaism, marriage/divorce certificates and name change certificate. The application will be reviewed by all of the necessary government agencies, including by the Jewish Agency, who may request additional documents based on your Aliyah status.
At this stage in your planning, we urge you to attend a pre-Aliyah seminar with Nefesh B’Nefesh staff. In addition, you can set up an appointment with our staff to discuss your Aliyah-related decisions. ....firstname.lastname@example.org
...... please be in touch with our Call Center at 1-866-4-Aliyah.
Step 3: Interview with an Aliyah Shaliach
As part of the Aliyah process, you will be meeting with your local Aliyah Shaliach, a representative of the Jewish Agency..... Nefesh B’Nefesh ...is responsible for determining your Aliyah status and granting approval based on Israel’s Law of Return. ... If you have an Israeli background, you may be defined by the Jewish Agency as having the Aliyah status of Katin Chozer (returning minor), Ezrach Oleh (Israeli citizen born abroad) or Toshav Chozer (returning resident). ... For more information about being a Katin Chozer or Ezrach Oleh, click here.
Step 4: Focus on Family
The technicalities of the Aliyah process can be all-encompassing. Make sure you find the time to emotionally prepare yourself and your family (if you are bringing other family members with you) for the upcoming Aliyah adventure. Read more... Children – and teens, in particular - need to know ... click here.
Step 5: Come on a Pilot Trip
Three to six months before your scheduled Aliyah date, come on a short pilot trip to network and see for yourself what communities, schools, housing and employment options are available, given your own needs and background.... For more information, please see: ·Planning Your Pilot Trip ·Communities Database ·Education (Child/Teen) ·Introduction to the Job Search
Discounts on pilot trip services are available on the Nefesh B’Nefesh Business Directory. Click here to register using our online form.
Step 6: Finalizing a Practical Plan
At this stage, you may need to make some difficult decisions regarding a community, a home (we recommend renting for the first year), or schools for children (where relevant). Read more... Be in touch with NBN once you know to which part of the country you’re headed, to receive practical tips and important information about your new community.
Step 7: Acceptance for Aliyah
There is a separate acceptance process for Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency. Your application will be reviewed by both organizations, and you will need to be sure that you receive separate letters from each one. Read more...
Jewish Agency approval is required in order for your Aliyah to proceed; Nefesh B’Nefesh approval is necessary in order to obtain Nefesh B’Nefesh assistance, including participation in group and charter flights. ... Once you receive approval of your Tik Aliyah, contact the Shaliach in order to arrange to receive your Aliyah visa in your foreign passport. Note: This applies to new Olim only. If you have a different Aliyah status, speak to your Shaliach for details.
Step 8: Shipping
We recommend that you send your lift approximately one month prior to your Aliyah, so that your shipment ... at the best price. Read more... NBN Business Directory .... Shipping Guide. Step 9: The Aliyah Flight
After all of the preparations – don’t forget to enjoy your own Aliyah. Join a Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah flight which is, in of itself, a real emotional high and an unforgettable experience. Nefesh B’Nefesh is thrilled to welcome you as part of our growing family of Olim! Read more...
...take advantage of our Post Aliyah Guide to learn about the step-by-step process in the first days and weeks after your arrival. In addition, please be in touch with your local Nefesh B’Nefesh coordinator who can help you with the initial acclimation to your new home. ... click here. Nefesh B’Nefesh has a wide range of social events, activities, workshops and seminars for new Olim which are advertised on our online calendar as well as the Nefesh B’Nefesh and NBN Singles
For questions about education, employment and bureaucratic issues, our in-house experts are available for personal consultations and can assist you with the challenges that inevitably come up as you navigate Israel. We are available to assist you at all stages of the process and look forward to continuing working with you after your Aliyah. And again - Mazal Tov!"