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Adopt an Oleh

Making friends, meeting locals and receiving support in navigating through Israeli bureaucracy is vital for successful integration in Israel. Whether right after making Aliyah or after spending already some time in Israel, Olim might feel disconnected from what is happening in the country and might find it hard to fit in. Our cornerstone program - Adopt an Oleh - will make integrating in Israel much smoother by offering Olim a dedicated Israeli friend to walk you through Israeli life and help you feel at home here. Every Oleh will be paired with an Israeli mentor and with a fitting person with similar language and interests.

KeepOlim is proud to partner with the Taglit Israel Community to present our pilot program for “Adopt an Oleh.” Each Oleh participant will be paired with an Israeli buddy from the Taglit Israel Community. This pilot program is only open to a select group of individuals, who are between the ages of 18 and 35. After the establishment of the pilot program, we will expand the program to include Olim of all ages, including families. We will personally match participants with Israeli buddies based on your interests. However, we will do our best to find a match for everyone in the near future.

Please fill out the form to the best of your ability and we look forward to speaking with you.

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  • No Oleh Alone Register

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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!

As someone only in the early planning stages of aliya,even I feel the benefit of this group, so keep doing what you are doing,You help more people than you realize.

Jeffrey Hirsch

This group has helped me better prepare for my Aliyah (been here two weeks now), and I suspect will continue to provide inspiration and help when needed. I only hope I'll be able to help others in the same fashion. We are ALL blessed to have KOII here.

Brian Max Friedman

WOW. I gotta say that I'm really so very happy that KOIM is becoming what it is. After 12 years of being here and not having such a community to even think of, it's kind of exhilarating to realize that changes can really be made. Kol HaCavod you guys. Truly awesome.

Star Gazer

Wow!! Amazing stuff you guys are doing for all olims and olimettes. Keep it up. KOIM is just getting warmed up!!

Suzy Rose