Over the past few months, there have been a rapid increase of immigration to Israel because of Jewish traditions, historical significance and new opportunities to name few. Compared to migrating to other countries, there are various considerations that you have to bear in mind before relocating to the promised land.
Moving to a new country can be daunting. Here is a list of organisations that can help you move back or Aliyah to Israel. These organisations can guide you and at the same time make your experience a lot easier.
Zionist Federation of Australia
The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) strongly believes in the ‘Law of Return’ – Jews from all over the globe have the right to move back or migrate to Israel. They have assisted over 10,000 Australian Jews make Israel their home thus making Australia one of the highest Aliyah rates (per capita) today.
The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Agency for Israel is one of the most popular organisations that aid Aliyah and migration to Israel for so many years. Their goal is to build a better society in Israel and at the same time provides assistance to Jewish communities worldwide. www.jewishagency.org
Ebenezer Operation Exodus
Ebenezer Operation Exodus is an organisation that has been actively assisting Jewish communities across the globe. One of their main advocacies is to aid migration to Israel in fulfillment of God’s divine promise to the people of Israel.
International Relocation Specialists Citymove.
Citymove have been moving moving businesses and families alike on this particular route for over 30 years. They know exactly all of the special needs that are required for a move to Israel. A helpful tip that they can offer is something called consolidating your shipment container. What this means is that you can save money in your move. A move internationally can be very costly. However using professional that knows their stuff and can save you money, is a service well worth investing in.
Moving to a new country can be daunting especially if you don’t know much about it. Finding a job before you leave sounds like a great idea in theory. However Israeli law allows employees to quit, be laid off or fired without much advance notice (Hebrew), companies then need to scramble quickly to plug their staffing holes. Meaning from interview to job placement can be a matter of weeks. Job hunting is something you will want to do just a few weeks out from your big move.
Careful planning and preparation will enable the move to go smoothly. To avoid a mountain of stress, employing a company to pre- pack your items will allow you more space and time to plan your arrangements for when you arrive. What can you bring? In your shipping container you can bring all of your household items. You car can fit in the shipping container as well. It is advised however to bring only your necessities when moving to Israel. The country is quite expensive to live. House sizes are smaller than Australia, especially land that surrounds them. Sell off your outdoor furniture and gardening goods. Take what you need to live the rest you will be able to buy there.
We hope and pray that your journey to the promised land would be a great experience. May this guide help you through the process as you build more wonderful memories there.