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Through the Law of Return, every Jew has been entitled to make Israel their home since the legislation was passed by the Israeli government in 1950. The Law extends to anyone with a single Jewish grandparent, meaning no Jew gets left behind.
“Making Aliyah”, which literally translates as “ascending”, has always been regarded as a fundamental component of Zionism and is considered by some as one of the 613 commandments which Jews must fulfil. The paramount role of the Israel Centre is to assist those wishing to make Aliyah by making the process as smooth and easy as possible.
Through the dedicated Aliyah Department, every prospective new immigrant (oleh) will receive advice and help in organising all necessary documentation, flights, various Ulpan programmes, funding for the first few months (klita), and an absorption plan.
Interested in making Aliyah? Sababa! Here are the 6 steps you need to follow:
Contact the Aliyah Department to make an appointment: [email protected] | 011 645 2530
Gather your necessary documentation: One of our dedicated representatives will provide you with a comprehensive list of all documents that you will require in order to live the Israeli Dream. These include, but are not limited to, an unabridged birth certificate and proof of Jewishness.
Your Aliyah interview: Once all paperwork has been submitted, you will have a meeting with your personal Aliyah consultant who will advise you on your plans for when you touchdown in the Holy Land.
Get your Aliyah visa: As soon as the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem approves your Aliyah application, your Aliyah consultant will begin the process of obtaining your immigration visa issued from the Israeli consulate. This will require your passport and savlanut as the process can take up to 2 weeks.
Arrange your Aliyah date: You’re almost there! Each oleh is entitled to a free (one-way) flight to Israel and an extra piece of luggage. Inform your Aliyah consultant which date you would like to head to leave and (s)he will make the necessary arrangements.
Head to the airport: This is it – you’re finally on your way to Eretz Yisrael! Make sure that your hand-luggage includes the originals of all necessary documents that you presented to your Aliyah consultant, and that you’re ready for your next chapter. N’siah tova!
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. / This country exists as the fulfilment of a promise made by God Himself