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How to make aliyah from us

Making Aliyah, which refers to the process of Jewish individuals or families immigrating to Israel,

involves a few steps and requirements. Here's a general outline of the process if you're coming from

the U.S.:

1)Confirm Eligibility: To make Aliyah, you must be Jewish, be married to a Jew, or have at

least one Jewish grandparent. Your Jewish status must be confirmed by a recognized

Jewish community leader, such as a rabbi. You must also be able to pass a background

check and a medical examination.

2)Contact the Jewish Agency: The Jewish Agency for Israel is the main organization that

handles Aliyah. You can visit their website for detailed information and guidance. They also

have representatives called Shlichim across the U.S who can guide you through the process.

3)Complete an Application: You will need to fill out an application which includes personal

details, medical forms, and letters of recommendation. This application can typically be filled

out online via the Jewish Agency's website.

4)Prepare Documentation: You will need to provide several documents, including proof of

Judaism (a letter from a recognized Jewish community leader), birth certificate, passport,

marriage or divorce certificate (if applicable), and other relevant documents. All documents

must be notarized and translated into Hebrew or English.

5)Attend an Interview: After reviewing your application and documents, the Jewish Agency

will schedule an interview with you and your immediate family members. The interview can

be done in person or via video call.

6)Approval: If your application is approved, the Jewish Agency will send you a Certificate of

Eligibility for Aliyah.

7)Plan Your Move: Once approved, you can start planning your move. You can schedule your

flight through the Jewish Agency or the Nefesh B'Nefesh organization, which provides

extensive support for North American Jews making Aliyah.

8)Arrival in Israel: Upon arrival in Israel, you will be granted Aliyah at the airport and you will

receive your Teudat Zehut (Israeli ID card) soon after. You will then be entitled to various

benefits, including Hebrew language classes (Ulpan), healthcare, and financial aid.

9)Absorption Process: Once you arrive in Israel, there is an absorption process to help you

settle into your new home. This includes assistance in finding housing, learning Hebrew,

finding employment, and adjusting to Israeli society.

Remember to seek advice from the Jewish Agency or another authorized Aliyah organization to

understand all requirements and steps as the process can be complex and lengthy. Good luck with

your Aliyah process!

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