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Jewish Summer Camps Help Promote Aliyah Surge

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17 Jul 2019
Jewish Summer Camps Help Promote Aliyah Surge

With an increase in reports of growing anti-Semitism around the world, including Western countries, the desire of many Jewish people to come home to their ancestral homeland is also growing. The ICEJ “is preparing for increases in aliyah from Latin America and Germany, while expanding our work in Russia and Ukraine” according to ICEJ Aliyah Director Howard Flower.

One of the Aliyah-related projects we’re most excited about is a series of summer camps for Jewish youth from the former Soviet republics countries that we are helping to sponsor in Finland, Belarus and the Baltic states. The largest number of Jewish immigrants to Israel in recent years have come from Russia, Ukraine and other FSU states, with young people leading the surge. ICEJ Aliyah director Howard Flower estimates that in the next few years as many as 100,000 Jewish people will make Aliyah from the FSU.

“How do you get 100,000 people ready for aliyah?” he rhetorically asked. “The answer is intensive aliyah seminars, aliyah fairs, aliyah summer camps and other small meetings and workshops. We are involved in helping support all these types of activities.”

The ICEJ actively “fishes” for Jewish people who might be interested in making Aliyah, based on several verses in the Bible including Zechariah 2:6; "'Come! Come! Flee from the land of the north,' declares the Lord, 'for I have scattered you to the four winds of heaven,' declares the Lord.” Also Jeremiah 16:15; "‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.”

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