AACI Pre-Aliyah Information Services
Update: January 2009
AACI's Pre-aliyah Department is happy to provide up to date information services to potential olim, Aliyah Shlichim from the Jewish Agency, JAFI Community and Movement Shlichim, and tourists.
We work in close cooperation with the Aliyah Department of the Jewish Agency. All of their representatives know they we can be their partners on behalf of the successful aliyah and klitah of North Americans.
How do we assist?
Information sheets on a wide variety of topics are updated and are available to olim, and AACI members in Israel, as well as potential olim and Shlichim throughout North America. We respond directly to specific inquiries from shlichim by e-mail, faxes, and mail. These questions are researched and answered as quickly as possible. We also answer all individuals, potential olim and tourists, who send their questions directly to AACI. By assisting these potential olim and tourists, we have increased our AACI Overseas Membership, and hope that once members know how much we can be of help, they will maintain their AACI membership once settled In Israel.
Our motto is: A planned Aliyah is a successful one. We try to assist the potential olim by responding to their questions before making aliyah, and hope having appropriate information in advance will help make their aliyah a success!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Services in Israel
We also believe that excellent counseling makes for successful absorption in Israel. Our AACI Counseling Services offer the oleh, oleh "vatik", tourist, or potential oleh the facts and guidance they need to know about living in Israel.
We can assist with employment counseling (see info sheet on AACI Employment Services) and offer updated information on a wide variety of other topics related to all aspects of living in Israel. These include:
Army; Advocacy; Banking; Bituach Leumi; Business and Self-Employment; Culture Shock; Customs and Shipping; Pre-aliyah Planning; Loans and Mortgages; Housing; Education; Retraining Courses; Higher Education; Job Hunting; Status in Israel; Referrals for Psychological Counseling; Social Activities; Supportive Counseling; Taxes; Ulpanim; Volunteerism AACI professional counselors in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya, Haifa and Beer Sheva are available to meet with new olim and AACI members by appointment. They are also available by telephone and in some areas on a drop-in basis. In some areas pre-aliyah and post-aliyah information seminars are also given. We have a wonderful team of knowledgeable counselors serving all our AACI members.
With these specialized information services, we know that we do make a difference to our olim, and all AACI members!