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ICEJ AID: Immigrant Absorption

ICEJ Aid offers you the opportunity to partner with us in helping new immigrants as they come to Israel. God promised that He would bring back the Jewish people to the land of Israel from all over the earth and plant them in their land. Here, ICEJ Aid steps in and actively helps new immigrants get planted and rooted in Israel.

Basic Needs

Our work enables new immigrants in financial crisis to be matched with trained mentors who help them acclimatize into Israel. Aid may begin with basic needs such as household items and food. This is followed by a comprehensive plan developed to move each family toward independence based on their unique challenges. Assistance focuses on developing or upgrading marketable skills, finding employment, and helping children adjust to a new school system by providing extra-curricular activities or tutoring.

Cost: $5,000/€3,700 per family over the course of one year.

Dental Program for Orphaned and Abandoned Children

ICEJ Aid assists orphaned and abandoned youth rescued from the streets and state orphanages of the Ukraine. At 16, the youth are given the opportunity to relocate to Israel. Once in the land, the focus is on supporting these young people until they are able to stand on their own. For many disadvantaged immigrant children, dental care is beyond their reach. After years of neglect, advanced treatment can be expensive and is not covered in the government medical care package. Join with us to provide for the well being of Israel’s most vulnerable new citizens.

Cost: Needs vary, a gift of any amount would be a blessing.

Vocational Training/Hebrew Classes for New Immigrants

The three pillars of a successful absorption are language, belonging (social network), and employment. Therefore it is important to provide vocational training that will allow these new arrivals to integrate into the job market and live independently. The ICEJ helps sponsor two programs, one for doctors and the other for software engineers which offer immigrants basic Hebrew lessons followed by Hebrew classes which are specialized for their particular fields. These classes are followed by months of professional training focused on preparing to help individuals become employed in their field in Israel.

Cost: $3,150/11,025 NIS

Mentoring for Struggling New Immigrant Families

The program is divided into three stages over the course of ayear with an additional year of follow-up. Phase one assists families with taking care of initial basic needs  for survival. Phase two focuses on other challenges such as education, extra-curricular activities, and educational assistance for the children, or counselling. The aid here is determined according to the unique needs of each family being assisted. Phase three of the project is dedicated to helping the family find employment and assisting with ongoing questions related to their integration. In the first year of the program, work with the families is quite intensive; the second year and following is mostly focused on follow-up.

Cost:

  • $2750 for newly arrived immigranbts only 2-6 months in the land who are just getting established
  • $5,500 for immigrant familes who have been country for some time and who need support to get off of welfare programs and move toward economic independence

 

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