A STRONG FOUNDATION

OF OLIM MAKES

A STRONGER ISRAEL

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KeepOlim (RA 580613610) is a registered non-profit organization, authorized by the Israeli Corporations Authority and the Ministry of Justice. The purpose of KeepOlim is to empower, inspire, and support all Olim (new immigrants and returning citizens of Israel) from all over the world through post-Aliyah programs and services. We foster a strong sense of community and advocate for Olim to successfully integrate into Israeli society during life after Aliyah.

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The purpose of KeepOlim is to empower, inspire, and support All Olim in their Post-Aliyah life through programs, services, events and advocacy to KeepOlim in Israel!

More than 34,000 Olim and their supporters have joined our KeepOlim Community. Join Us!

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‪Susan Weintraub Leibtag‪ You have no idea how many people you have helped - I talk about this group to everyone I know and encourage them to join. It helps newbies and oldbies (is that a word?) because no matter how long it's been since you stepped off the plane, you need support and encouragement. I am in awe, Liami Lawrence, and Tzvika Graiver

‪Harriet Benjamin‪ You have done such amazing work Liami Lawrence and your team. really kol hakavod. thankyou so much

‪Michael Katz‪ By turning negativity to positive energy you have both created something amazing. I didn't realize it was in such a short time. Kol HaKavod!

‪ Margalith Roos -   Thanks to you Liam and tzvika we can start to begin living here and not anymore just survive.

‪Brian Max Friedman‪ Because of KeepOlim, I made Aliya in November with my eyes wide open to the good AND the not-so-good in Israel. In other words, YOU helped me prepare mentally and therefore succeed here. THANKS for all you do.

‪Grace Fenn‪ Thank you and Tzvika Graiver so much for your vision to help others with Aliyah!!!! We need more good people like you united to stand strong together for Israel now more than ever.

‪Dana Waterman Mizrahi‪ Amazing! Liami Lawrence and Tzvika Graiver you guys should be very proud of yourselves. All the best success stories are about turning a negative into a positive and you have certainly done that. The icing on the cake is you actually care about the individual not just the movement. I shared your news about the driving license changes in some other groups where it will be of benefit and people came back to me asking, can you ask them to do something about x, y z ...of course I told them to join the group and see what can be done. In some groups there was just apathy like they couldn't care less as it didn't come from their Olim organization of choice, or didn't affect them personally. That's whats different about this group, even when sometimes negativity takes over and people argue, they actually care and want something to be done to improve things.

‪Sarah Ward‪ All the help and support has been unbelievable. It gave us faith when we couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep up the good work.

‪Evan Kent‪ Thank you Liami Lawrence...when things feel a little bleak- I remember your story and fortitude...

‪Paula Kikayon‪ I wish u guys were around 37 years ago. If ir wasnt for my Israeli family and friends I would have left then. (I had my moments). Carry on doing the good work. You guys are amazing.

‪Judy Wollner Brotman‪ You have made and are continuing to make big differences , for the good ,

‪in many of the new and past olim lives...I TRULY HOPE THAT THESE PEOPLE SEE YOUR SINCERE EFFORT AND CARING THAT YOU HAVE SO UNSELFISHLY MANIFESTED OVER THESE YEARS !!!

‪Adam D. Segal‪ Liami, while I am one of the salty Israelis around here, I have to commend you. You've set an amazing example of what is possible when people choose to be survivors, and not victims.

‪Eli E Cohen‪ Kol hakavod! It Is because of the selfless efforts of of people like you that the world is a better place!

‪Neil Glasser‪ Thank you for doing what you are doing and being a voice for the olim.

‪Melanie Bersiks‪ Liami you are amazing and I'm so glad that you persevered and never left. We are all in the same boat and must stick together

‪Sharlene Schwartz Wasserman‪ You inspire many .keep on going. Kol akavod to you Tzvika and your team.

‪Malka Shifra‪ BH!!!! Thank you for not giving up. Gives all new Olim hope that there is someone we can reach to if need to.

‪Keren Ann Burgman‪ Thank you Liami and Tzvika for your hard unending work. You both are a unstoppable creative force!

‪Michael Outmezguine‪ Liami really an amazing achievement. Just a little red tape removed which will really have a huge positive impact for Olim. I am sure this is only the beginning. With all the love I have for this country I believe more and more it is up to the Olim who, with their valuable experiences from life abroad who will be able to make Israel a better place for all Israelis.

‪Caroline Solomon‪ You're living up to the ambitious name for this group, amazing, and so inspiring.

‪Rachel Abraham Madmoun‪ We are blessed to have you here in Israel! Keep up the good work!

‪Liza Kramer‪ Incredible achievement! Many owe you much gratitude!

‪Rita Ackert‪ May you continue to be blessed with all good things in this amazing Land we call home. It is testimony of turning around negative energy and channeling it into something positive. Big achievements in such a short amount of time!

‪Isaac Guberek‪ Liami what a great leader we have, I feel proud of having applied to the group, and just hope and believe that many accomplishments will come soon. Keep up the good work, you are very important for all of us

‪MT Chava‪ Incredible, Liami Lawrence. I'm inspired and motivated by your story. May you go from strength to strength!

‪Gwen-Yehudit Pelish Morley ‫כל הכבוד לכם!! תודה רבה!    

‪Marshall Deltoff‪ you guys are TREMENDOUS. todah x 1000

‪Helen Oster‪ Liami - you and Tzvika are doing what NBN should have been doing - it's oh-so-easy to get people onto a flight, but addressing the wrongs in Israeli government systems and the commercial world are a lot tougher. And you've risen to the challenge. So proud to call you a friend.

‪Sharon Rosenbluth‪ Thank you Liami. U have provided a ray of sun in what can seem like a bleak situation....kol hakavod & keep up the amazing job

‪Freda Kaufman‪ Very much appreciated.....Your work is an inspiration to all OLIM!!!!!

‪Sara Fried‪ Its people like you that makes me proud to say that I have been here more than 9 years and counting. I strive to help new olim with advice and encourage them to hang in threw the tough times and look into the future that will be better.

‪Jessica Dachs‪ Well done..!!! Im happy finally we'll all have voice...

‪Michelle Anne‪ Well done Liami , you continue to unite and inspire us! We are not alone anymore 

UPCOMING
EVENTS

 

Click below and register to be hosted or to host an Oleh for Rosh Hashanah Wednesday September 20th, 2017

NO OLEH ALONE — ROSH HASHANAH 5778/2017

VOLUNTEER

We have just begun the KeepOlim journey and there is much to be done. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer registration form and we will be in touch with you.

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THE TEAM

<strong>LiAmi Lawrence</strong>

LiAmi Lawrence

CO-FOUNDER
& CEO

The co-founder and CEO of KeepOlim, LiAmi made Aliyah July 24, 2014 from Los Angeles. It was the troubles he faced post-Aliyah that were the impetus for the creation of KeepOlim. LiAmi was the former Director of Media for the Consulate General of Israel for the Southwest Region of the United States. He was also Public Relations Director for a non-profit that worked with at risk inner city teens in Los Angeles. In addition, LiAmi also produced events and parties for the LA Jewish Community and hosted a popular weekly radio talk show with many controversial guests and celebrities.

<strong>Tzvika Graiver</strong>

Tzvika Graiver

CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
OF THE BOARD

The co-founder and Chairman of the Board of KeepOlim, Tzvika is a native born Israeli. An entrepeneur and inventor by nature, he earned a Law Degree at Hebrew University and started to volunteer at NefeshBNefesh as a lawyer for new Olim. Sadly Tzvika quickly saw that the same Olim that he helped to make Aliyah returned to their countries. Then through the hand of fate Tzvika met LiAmi and together they decided to start a post Aliyah non-profit for all Olim, in order to make real changes for all Olim. Tzvika advocates for Olim in the Knesset to try to make life easier for Olim through legistration. Moreover, he runs KeepOlim's Free Legal Aid Program to review contracts and provide legal help for Olim in their first year of Aliyah. Tzvika's goal is to Keep Olim in Israel so that Israel will thrive and grow.

<strong>Joan Shrensky</strong>

Joan Shrensky

BOARD
MEMBER

Joan made Aliyah from the United States in 1981 with her husband and 2 daughters. Within 4 years of her Aliyah she founded Mercaz Harmony, a unique inclusive educational program for children with disabilities who learn with children who have no disabilities. Joan directed this program until her retirement in 2008. She has served on the board of many organizations devoted to the inclusion of children and adults with special needs. In 2002, she was chosen as one of 21 American-Israeli Women highlighted in the book "Portraits in Passion: Vision and Values of American-Israeli Women. Although she still consults with families of children who have special needs, today, she devotes her time to her family (including 9 grandchildren), her friends and of course to KeepOlim and administering the KeepOlim Bikur Cholim program.

Elina Hoshen

Elina Hoshen

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: "NO OLEH
ALONE" & "ADOPT AN OLEH"

Elina made Aliyah in the summer of 2015 from Munich, Germany. Originally from Russia, she spent some time living in Europe and was very involved in Jewish Community life along with her work and studies. After immigrating to Israel, she got a job in business consulting, moved 5 times and got married. She believes in integration through social connections and maximum interactions between various groups of Israeli society. Therefore she runs our programs focusing on connecting Olim with each other and with Israelis.