Help with Aliyah
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-04-06
An organisation that has helped 1000s of American Jews make Aliyah to Israel is setting up a UK service later this month and plans to send a planeload of British Jews to Israel in the summer.
Nefesh BNefesh, which works in association with the Jewish Agency for Israel has high hopes that its service will encourage more Jews from the UK to consider emigrating.
Since 2002, the Jerusalem-based group has been assisting those in North America with support to make Aliyah from how to get a job, continue education as well as other day to day issues including financial assistance and now British Jews can get the same help.
"England is the most natural expansion for Nefesh BNefeshs services, especially as result of the high interest that has been expressed from the wonderful Jewish community there," said NBN Co-Founder and Executive Director, Rabbi Yehoshua Fass. "The Israeli government, Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks and additional key British figures have given us their blessings and together we hope to achieve great success there as well."
With the first flight to Israel set for August 15, two seminars to help people find out more are scheduled in May. One takes place in London on May 7th and another one in Manchester takes place on May 9.