aliyah – and equally
important – is the
smooth integration of
Jews who come home
to Israel. Successful
absorption is essential
to fulfilling their dreams
and Israel’s potential.
The Jewish Agency takes
approach to soften
the landing for
immigrants – with
serving as the critical
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The Jewish Agency is funded by The Jewish Federations of North America, Keren Hayesod, major Jewish communities and
federations, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, foundations and donors from Israel and around the world. Beit Canada Barnea Absorption Center
Building a New
Beit Canada Barnea Absorption Center Life in Israel
The Beit Canada Barnea Absorption Center is home to more than prepares them for a lifetime of learning and addresses their social, Located in Ashkelon on the shore
440 new immigrants from Ethiopia. It is one of many Jewish Agency emotional and scholastic needs. The program includes Jewish holiday
absorption centers throughout the country that help Israel’s newest celebrations, a learning center, after school tutoring ,computer of the Mediterranean Sea, the
citizens realize their dream of becoming part of the Jewish state. education, bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies at the Western Wall and a Jewish Agency’s Beit Canada
Big Brother and Sister program.
Residents participate in intensive Hebrew ulpan classes, cultural and Barnea Absorption Center
social activities, empowerment workshops and employment retraining Beit Canada Barnea is located in Ashkelon, a southern city terrorized
by the constant threat of Kassam rocket fire. Since the beginning of
provides a warm, first home for
programs. The Center’s dedicated staff supports immigrants through
every step of the absorption process, helping them to find new homes, the Second Intifada in 2000 and throughout the Gaza War, the city has new immigrants. Newcomers
secure employment and enroll their children in school. Those in need suffered brutal rocket attacks which have inflicted serious physical and
emotional damage. A new program was introduced at the Absorption
receive not only housing, but the
also receive medical care and counseling.
Center to provide adults and children with special workshops that support and guidance they need
The unique Yesodot/Foundations enrichment program gives use drama and puppet therapy, bibliotherapy, yoga and relaxation
children and teens immediate, targeted support for their new life in
to successfully integrate into the
techniques to help them cope with the ongoing trauma resulting from
Israel. The multi-level, multi-age program builds their self-esteem, these terrifying attacks. fabric of Israeli society.