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Aliyah Organizations for English Speaking Countries

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Last Updated on November 3, 2021

Aliyah Organizations & Jewish Federations for English Speaking Countries.

The AACI – Association of Americans & Canadians in Israel

By: Yanina Musnikow

AACI, a voluntary, non-profit organization, was established in 1951 to help North American immigrants acclimate to Israeli society. AACI’s services today are available to all English speakers who reside or wish to reside in Israel. New and veteran immigrants, students, tourists and returning residents are among those who use our services. Our members pay a nominal fee and receive free counseling services concerning immigrant rights, housing, employment, status changes,ulpan, Social Security and more.

AACI has national and local programming. For more information, see the AACI website – www.aaci.org.il and/or subscribe to the North newsletter – ymusnikow@aaci.org.il.  We currently have about 30,000 members nation-wide.

Yanina Musnikow, the AACI Counselor for Haifa and the Northern Israel is available for appointments in the Information Service Center at 131 Sderot HaMeginim, Haifa, once a month.

Nefesh B’Nefesh

By: Nefesh B’Nefesh Contributor

Nefesh B’Nefesh is a nonprofit organization providing Aliyah assistance and support for Olim from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Nefesh B’Nefesh offers a comprehensive basket of services including financial assistance, employment counseling, job placement services, assistance with governmental absorption, and community-based guidance.

The Nefesh B’Nefesh website offers detailed information about the Aliyah process, Aliyah rights and benefits, the Israeli job market and more. It includes an online guide to Israeli communities, schools and Ulpanim.

For more information, please phone 02-659-5800.

Telfed (Olim from Southern Africa, Australia & New Zealand)

Telfed, the South African Zionist Federation (Israel) is happy to welcome you to your new home in Israel.  How fortunate you are to have made Aliyah to Israel.  The stunning natural beauty of this country; the Judean Hills, miles of golden beaches on the coast-line, the Carmel mountain range in Haifa, the Bahai gardens etc. – all join together and proclaim “Welcome Home”.

Telfed is very proud of its Regional Committees across the country.  The committees of veteran Southern African volunteers is eager to contact all new Southern African Olim, inform them of the manifold services available to them and invite all Southern African Olim to the regular social events run by the committee volunteers.

Telfed takes care of the needs of olim from Southern Africa, Australia & New Zealand.

Wishing you a smooth and enjoyable integration into Israeli society.


Dorron Kline –  Director

Telfed haifa volunteers

Telfed and Haifa olim meet with Municipality representatives & Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav.

Standing from L to R: Dorron Kline (Telfed), Suzanne Suckerman, Martin Klein & Nechama Keynan (volunteer)

Seated: Susan Sharon (Telfed) z”l  & new olim – Bat Sheva & Mark Sida and Erin Schneider

Affiliate Aliyah Organizations


ESRA – English Speakers Residents Association – are a group of English speakers in Israel, volunteering for the community.  ESRA has branches all over the country.  Over a thousand English speaking volunteers help run scores of social, cultural and educational programs.

Merkaz Hamagshimim – Hadassah: Jerusalem’s Anglo Community Center

Offers you:

  • An amateur English language theater
  • An activism center
  • An art gallery showcasing the work of new olim
  • Social events all in English
  • Information on Aliyah tourist programs, volunteer opportunities, internships, studying in Israel as well as FREE assistance to olim on any aspect of living in Israel

Address: Tzipora #5, Jerusalem

Telephone: 972-2-6722405


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