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Aliyah from Europe


Background | Aliyah in 3 Steps | Global Service Center


Background


The number of Jews migrating to the Land of Israel rose significantly between the 13th and 19th centuries, mainly due to a general decline in the status of Jews across Europe and an increase in religious persecution. The expulsion of Jews from England (1290), France (1391), Austria (1421) and Spain (the Alhambra decree of 1492) were seen by many as a sign of approaching redemption and... Read More
contributed greatly to the messianic spirit of the time.
Aliyah was also spurred during this period by the resurgence of messianic fervor among the Jews of France, Italy, the Germanic states, Poland, Russia and North Africa. The belief in the imminent coming of the Jewish Messiah, the ingathering of the exiles and the re-establishment of the kingdom of Israel encouraged many who had few other options to make the perilous journey to the Land of Israel.

Between 1924 and 1929, 82,000 Jews arrived, many as a result of anti-semitism in Poland and Hungary. The immigration quotas of the United States kept Jews out. This group contained many middle-class families that moved to the growing towns, establishing small businesses and light industry. Of these approximately 23,000 left the country.

Between 1929 and 1939, with the rise of Nazism in Germany, a new wave of 250,000 immigrants arrived; the majority of these, 174,000, arrived between 1933 and 1936, after which increasing restrictions on immigration by the British made immigration clandestine and illegal, called Aliyah Bet. The Fifth Aliyah was again driven mostly from Eastern Europe as well as professionals, doctors, lawyers and professors, from Germany. Refugee artists introduced Bauhaus (the White City of Tel Aviv has the highest concentration of Bauhaus architecture in the world) and founded the Palestine Philharmonic Orchestra. With the completion of the port at Haifa and its oil refineries, significant industry was added to the predominantly agricultural economy. The Jewish population reached 450,000 by 1940.


Source: Wikipedia.com


Aliyah in 3 Steps





Interview with a Shaliach
As part of the Aliyah process, an interview with your local Aliyah Shaliach (Jewish Agency representative) will be required.
You will be asked to present all the aforementioned original documents:
  • Aliyah Questionnaire
  • waiver of confidentiality
  • Health declaration
  • Entries and exits (from Israel)
  • Birth/marriage certificate
  • Uploading/updating eligibility documents
These documents will be returned to you during your meeting.

Choose A Shaliach


The Aliyah Shaliach is a representative of the Jewish Agency for Israel who is responsible for validating your Aliyah documents and meeting with you. You can make an appointment to speak with the Shaliach directly, as per the listing below:

Belgium | Bulgaria | Czech Republic | Finland | France | Germany | Holland | Hungary | Italy | Latvia
Norway | Poland | Rumania | Slovakia | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | United Kingdom

Belgium


Brussels
Agence Juive
68 Avenue Ducp’etiaux
1060 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: (02) 538-48-41
Fax: (02) 534-41-40
Email: caroline@orgsion.be
Website

Bulgaria


Sofia
The Jewish Agency
50 Stambulyski Bulvar
Sofia, Bulgaria 1303
Tel: (02) 9800-893
Fax: (02) 9800-894
Email: jafibul@techno-link.com

Czech Republic


Prague
The Jewish Agency
P. O. Box 517
170 00 Praha
Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: 242-13012
Fax: 242-31520

Finland


Stockholm
The Jewish Agency
Immigration & Absorption Depart.
For Scandinavia Box 5053
10242 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: (08) 662-1665
Fax: (08) 663-7033
Email: aliyah@telia.com

France

Website

Lyon 
Agence Juive pour Isra?l 
6 Place des Terreaux 
69001 Lyon 
Tel: (04) 78 39 50 54 
Fax: (04) 78 39 74 58 
Email:
ajpicentrest@wanadoo.fr

Marseille 
Agence Juive Pour Israel 
146 Rue Paradis 
13006 Marseille, France 
Tel: (04) 91-81-22-01
Fax: (04) 91-53-39-91 
Email:
ajpimarseille@gmail.com

Nice 
Agence Juive Pour Israel 
29 Rue Pastorelli 
06000 Nice, France 
Bureau 422 
Tel: (04) 93-80-98-92 
Fax: (04) 93-80-98-33
Email: ajpim@wanadoo.fr
Paris 
Agence Juive Pour Israel 
10 place de Catalogne
75014 Paris, France 
Tel: (01) 44-15-23-03/05 
Fax: (01) 44-15-23-08 
Email:
ajpi@ajpi.org
Toulouse
Centre Communautaire
2 place Riquet
31000 Toulouse, France
Tel: (05) 62-73-45-72
Fax: (05) 62-73-45-50
Email:
ajpim@wanadoo.fr

Germany

Berlin 
The Jewish Agency for Israel 
Hohenzollerndamm 196
10717 Berlin 
Tel: (030) 881-9425 
Fax: (030) 886-81930 
Email:
jafi.berlin@t-online.de
Frankfurt 
The Jewish Agency for Israel 
Hebelstrasse 6 
Frankfurt/Main I 
Germany 60318 
Tel: (069) 943-3340 
Fax: (069) 943-33420 
Email:
jafi.frankfurt@t-online.de

Holland


Amsterdam
Landskroom 3 1081 DA
Amsterdam
Tel: 0031204421311 Email: shiranl@jafi.org

Hungary


Budapest Tel: (01) 374-3062

Italy


Rome
Agenzia Ebraica
173 Corso Vittorio Emmanuelle
00186 Rome
Tel: (06) 688.052.90
Fax: (06) 683.094.10
Email: sochnut@tiscalinet.it

Latvia


Riga
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Tel: (003)716-733-3735 Email: head@sohnut.lv
Website

Norway


Stockholm
The Jewish Agency
Immigration & Absorption Depart.
For Scandinavia Box 5053
10242 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: (08) 662-1665
Fax: (08) 663-7033
Email: aliyah@telia.com

Poland


Warsaw
The Jewish Agency
Plac Bankowy 2,
pok.1914 00-095
Warszawa, Poland
Tel: (022) 6200553
Fax: (022) 6200583
Email: sochnut@o2.pl

Rumania


Bucharest
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Str. Mihail Kogalniceanu Nr. 42
Bucharest, Rumania
Tel: (021) 312-5282
Fax: (021) 312-0064

Slovakia


Bratislava
Kupelna, 3
Bratislava 80000, Slovakia
Tel/fax: 0042155576902

Sweden


Stockholm
The Jewish Agency
Immigration & Absorption Depart.
For Scandinavia Box 5053
10242 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: (08) 662-1665
Fax: (08) 663-7033
Email: aliyah@telia.com

Switzerland


Geneva
Agence Juive
2 Rue Vallin, C.P. 5720
1211 Geneve 11 - Suisse
Tel: (022) 908-0500
Fax: (022) 908-0505
Email: stalmor@bluewin.ch

Turkey


Istanbul Tel: (0212) 317-6554/16/17
Fax: (0212) 317-6557
Email: jaistanbul@superonline.com

United Kingdom

Website

London 
The Jewish Agency for Israel 
Central House, 7th Floor,
1 Ballards Lane,
London N3 1LQ, England 
Tel:  (0208) 371-5250 
Fax: (0208) 371-5251 
Email:
aliyahlondon@jafi.org

Manchester 
The Jewish Agency for Israel 
Oakhill Court 
171 Bury New Road 
Prestwich M25 England 
Tel: 44 (0)161 773 9733
Fax: (0161) 740-2050 
Email:
aliyahmanchester@jafi.org



In addition to individual Aliyah, there is the option to make Aliyah through Nefesh B'Nefesh which provides pre and post Aliyah support and financial assistance.

UK Application
Apply Now!

For questions call: 0800-075-7200.


The interview will include these topics:
  • Jewish background
  • Family status
  • Israeli past
  • Health condition
  • Employment history for the last 3 years
  • Motivation for Aliyah
  • Aliyah and absorption planning
NOTE: From United Kingdom there is an option to make Aliyah also through NBN. More detials






Approval for Aliyah
The Jewish Agency is the body responsible for authorizing Aliyah according to the Law of Return. Your application will be reviewed by The Jewish Agency, and you will receive a notification letter.





Absorption Planning & Flight to Israel

Together with your file manager or Shaliach you'll need to plan your absorption in Israel:
  • Check list
  • List of benefits and how to get them
  • Arranging your flight to Israel
  • The process at the airport
  • First day in Israel

Once you're landing in Israel you're considered as an Oleh Chadash, Welcome to Israel!


Source: jewishagency.org



After Aliyah


Please visit our "Step-by-step" Guide of the first steps in Israel as a New Oleh.





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