“The top three states from which people seek to make aliyah are New York, California and New Jersey”

JNS
Aliyah to Israel on the rise, despite COVID-19 and bureaucracy bottlenecks
by Israel Kasnett
September 9, 2020

Israel is seeing a spike in aliyah (immigration to Israel) this year, with a higher number of people interested in moving to the Jewish state compared to previous years. But with COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the world, it has become more difficult to get through the process and once in the Jewish state, whole families are required to sequester in a hotel for two weeks. Welcome to aliyah in 2020! According to Yael Katsman, vice president of public relations and communications at Nefesh B’Nefesh, a nonprofit organization that promotes and facilitates aliyah to Israel, “aliyah is continuing, and we are seeing a [200%] spike in interest in the number of applications.” READ MORE

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