The purpose of KeepOlim is to empower, inspire, and support Olim (new immigrants to Israel and returning citizens) through post-Aliyah programs, services, support & advocacy. We foster a strong sense of community and advocate for Olim to successfully integrate into Israeli society.
So much money and resources are spent on bringing Olim (immigrants) to Israel, but not enough is done to keep them here. Sadly, many Olim leave Israel, mainly due to lack of services and support to help them successfully integrate into Israeli society. With more support and programs, more immigrants will stay in Israel and in turn inspire others to make Aliyah. Olim face many overwhelming challenges, including lack of jobs and support, loneliness, lack of mental health services and difficulty learning Hebrew. KeepOlim was founded by Olim to provide critical services and programs to empower, inspire, and support Olim during post-Aliyah life in Israel.
What started as a Facebook group 3 years ago has grown rapidly into a community of over 42,000 Olim and supporters. There has never before been an organization whose sole purpose is to unite and assist all Olim from around the world to stay in Israel.
We are creating a post-Aliyah support system to help successfully build their lives in Israel. With this support, many Olim will be able to stay in Israel and overcome their struggles. Many Olim are crying out for help! KeepOlim is here to answer their cry. We receive no government assistance or grants and rely solely on the support of donors like you. Please donate, become our partner and Together We Are KeepOlim!
Nancy Rexin Evans– And all because one man, together with several other Angels started to decided to do something to help the new Immigrants to make the transition and help wherever and whenever needed, so they started this group to find one another. Mazel tov! May we all help,, including non Jews as God commanded us!
Susan Weintraub Leibtag- You have no idea how many people you have helped – I talk about this group to everyone I know and encourage them to join. It helps newbies and oldbies (is that a word?) because no matter how long it’s been since you stepped off the plane, you need support and encouragement. I am in awe.
Margalith Roos– Thanks to you Liami and Tzvika we can start to begin living here and not anymore just survive. Isaac Guberek- Liami what a great leader we have, I feel proud of having applied to the group, and just hope and believe that many accomplishments will come soon. Keep up the good work, you are very important for all of us! Eli E Cohen -Kol hakavod! It Is because of the selfless efforts of of people like you that the world is a better place Caroline Solomon– You’re living up to ambitious name for this group, amazing so inspiring Neil Glasser– Thank you for doing what you are doing and being a voice for the olim Michael Outmezguine- Liami really an amazing achievement. Just a little red tape removed which will really have a huge positive impact for Olim. I am sure this is only the beginning. With all the love I have for this country I believe more and more it is up to the Olim who, with their valuable experiences from life abroad who will be able to make Israel a better place for all! Rachel Abraham Madmoun-We are blessed to have you in Israel! Keep up the good work! MB Johnson – I am not even in Israel but I hope to come back at some point, so talking to people in this group, and just reading what other people post, has already meant a lot to me. You and this group mean more to people than you are aware! Michael Greenberg -Liami, hopefully I’ll never need help from Keep Olim. But I look at it like im donating blood. So, im going to DONATE AGAIN. Keep on keepin’ on…you’re an inspiration. Daniel Cory-You are the most amazing Oleh I’ve ever seen. It is just amazing that no one before you thought about having services like you have envisioned for your organization! Paul Bernstein– Fantastic in the knowledge that you guys not only have our backs but you fight our corner too! Peter Antal- If it hasn’t been said enough times yet: you guys are fkn awesome! Kol hakavod! Judith Goldberg-Ness -This group is fantastic, and by the way, listening and trying to help is one of the best things you can do for another human being.
Keren Ann Burgman– Thank you Liami and Tzvika for your hard unending work. You are both an unstoppable creative force! Marshall Deltoff- you guys are TREMENDOUS. todah x 1000! Melanie Bersiks– Liami you are amazing and I’m so glad that you perservered and never left. We are all in the same boat and must stick together!
Our Programs and Services
Coming to a new country with a new language and cultures many Olim simply do not know their rights when signing contracts for an apartment or services, their rights in their workplace and the rights that they are entitled to as Israelis. Many Olim get taken advantage because of their lack of knowledge in these areas. We also have workshops on starting a business in Israel, “Accelerating Your Career in Israel” and many more. All these workshops are free to Olim. We also provide a Free Resume Service to help Olim get jobs in Israel.
KeepOlim fights for all Olim in the Knesset. In July 2017, we successfully advocated for a change in law to enable all Olim to get their drivers licenses converted to Israeli ones. Now any Oleh who has been driving 5 years or more and has lived in Israel for less then 5 years may simply convert their drivers licenses at the Driving License Bureau.
KeepOlim has formed a non political Lobby in the Knesset with 4 MK’s across 3 political parties with the sole purpose to fight for all Olim. KeepOlim representatives speak in the Knesset meetings and hearings to help all of our Olim.