Living in Israel
is God's calling! Be wise.
1. When filling
out the questionnaires about your faith or
belief, you should know that the authorities
in Israel consider "Christians" (such
as Arabs, Druses, Russian, Ukrainian and
other nations) to not be Jewish. You will
not have troubles with the authorities, if
you specify that you are a Jew, or a believer
in the God of Israel, or simply Jewish (if,
certainly, there are Jewish roots in your
genealogy). The problem of "who is a
true Jew " will be left to the heavens
2. If you have
desire to testify of your faith, do not do
it in the administrative establishments.
Be patient and wise.
3. For further
advice that may help you, refer to the site
on Spiritual Advice .
4. Your new life in the Land
will not be easy, but you have the Most High
and His promises on your side.
5. Know firmly that the State
of Israel gives to you enough for life in
the first year. Then, in case you won't get
a job (and don't count on it immediately)
- unemployment benefit will suffice on for
a minimal livelihood. And, always there is
an opportunity to earn additional money and
then everything will be cool!
6. Having arrived
in Israel, what to do first of all:
- Search for
and rent a cheap apartment,
- In doing
so, open an account in the nearest bank,
- Go to Sochnut
in your neighborhood with your bank account
number and register with them to receive
a grant (the help basket).
yourself for Ulpan (Sochnut gives you directions
- Order documents
from Misrad-HaPnim (the Department of the
- Be registered
at Medical Insurance Stock - Makkabi ,
7. Try to find
the believers (they can offer friendship
and give good advice). You can contact those
who can provide you with spiritual and organization
help at the following address:
8. Do not buy
expensive things. In your first and second
years, it is possible to do buy second-hand
things (refrigerator, washing machine, TV
set, etc.). In your first year, you will
receive a good discount on electric goods.
Do not be in a hurry to purchase apartments.
This happens frequently in Ulpans because
of gossip and talking. Without a strong money
base and stable salary, you will find
9.Do not conclude any contracts
with the insurance companies. It will be
problems for you!
2-3 months in Ulpan, search for some extra
earnings for 3-4 hours per day, combining
with study, it then will help further with
your adjustments in the Land.
11. After Ulpan:
- 17-24 years old: to study
at university, college, if capable, or
take courses, which the Sochnut pays for.
- 25-35 (45) years old: to
work, even if it is heavy, but getting
a good salary. After 180 working days in
a year, everyone has right to receive a
grant 75 % of the salary. It is possible
to use this grant to take good special
- 45-58 years. The difficult
period, but you will survive by your previous
skills and will be not lost in any case.
- 58 years and higher - there
is living allowance or pension.
If you still have some practical
questions, you can additionally look for
materials on repatriation on a site ...
not develop too critical of an attitude
towards the local lifestyle. Israel is
a place where you will find an assembly
of the east and west, north and south.
Criticism irritates the spirit, but love
brings fruit! Remember, that God has collected
the people from the four corners of the
world and creates here in the Land a miracle
that He promised to accomplish. Remember
- God promised to bless you and not hurt
36:24-30; Jeremiah 31:8-10; Isaiah 49:22-23;