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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 a little 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, 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 18 months ago has grown rapidly into a community of over 30,000 Olim and supporters and a registered non profit. Now that we have achieved official status as a non-profit organization, we are on our way to changing the lives of Olim for the better. 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.
Since 1948, Israel has depended on Jewish Immigrants from around the world coming back to their ancient homeland to help rebuild our nation. The number of Jews in Israel has increased tenfold since 1948 when Israel was founded with just 800,000 people.
Jews have finally returned home and now our beautiful nation numbers over 8 million people. Israel has been transformed through immigration and leads the world in medical, water, energy, agriculture, software and IT, space, military, and other technology sectors.
But for many immigrants, especially from the West, life in Israel is very difficult. Sadly, they return to their former homes. With a little more support and programs, more immigrants will stay in Israel and inspire others in turn to make Aliyah. Israel has a historic opportunity right now to absorb thousands of French and other European Jews who are leaving their countries due to increased anti-Semitism and other Olim from across the globe. Let’s together help to keep them here. A stronger foundation of Olim will make a stronger Israel!
What Will You Do with the Money?
Adopt An Oleh (a buddy program pairing native Israelis with new Olim) Every new Oleh will be paired with an Israeli mentor with similar language and interests to navigate him/her through his/her first years in Israel.
Mental Health care in Israel for Olim in their native languages is completely lacking in Israel. Depressed Olim lacking jobs,friends and family quickly lose hope and then they leave Israel defeated. We can stop that by having therapy that empowers them to overcome the challenges that they face.
KeepOlim (RA 580613610) is a registered non-profit organization, authorized by the Israeli Corporations Authority and the Ministry of Justice.