... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)


Aliyah an overview: the Jewish State of Israel Part III of IV - North American Jews

North America

The motives North American Jews have for Aliyah tend to be the same as that for Western Europeans. They make Aliyah more for religious, ideological, and political reasons and not for financial or security ones. There has been a steady influx of North American Jews into Israel since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, with a minimum in between 1948 and 1967. In the 1950s about 6,000 North American Jews made Aliyah to Israel and all but 1,000 returned. In the 1960s after the Six-Day War in 1967, a record number of about 60,000 Jews made Aliyah, but at a later date some moved back to the country they came from. In 2009 about 3,324 North American Jews made Aliyah.

There are nowadays still several organizations besides the Jewish Agency of Israel that assists Jewish people to make Aliyah. The non-profit organization Nefesh B'nefesh, on Youtube, for instance that works in close cooperation with the Jewish Agency, the Israeli government, and several major Jewish organizations. This organization aims to encourage Aliyah from North America and the United Kingdom while providing financial assistance, employment services, social guidance, and streamlined governmental procedures both in the pre-Aliyah as in the post-Aliyah process.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: History