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First Home in the Homeland

editor - 20 September 2021

The Jewish people are returning home from the four corners of the earth. Once in Israel, it is important to integrate into society. For many, this is not an easy process, as it includes learning to speak Hebrew, finding employment and housing, and a school for the children. The ‘First Home in the Homeland’ program provides assistance in this integration process.

Since 1989, thousands of families have been welcomed to Israel by the First Home in the Homeland program, which was established by the Jewish Agency for Israel. The program is run in kibbutzim, where families live for their first 6 to 12 months in Israel and study the Hebrew language. They learn more about Jewish history and traditions and receive assistance with their integration into Israeli society. More than forty kibbutzim participate in this program.

The main purpose of First Home in the Homeland is to give Jewish immigrants a warm welcome. This is done by helping them learn to speak Hebrew and integrate in other ways. This will help them to become successful in Israel. Thousands of men, women and children have participated in this program and have now made Israel their home.

With your support, we can help many families to integrate successfully, so that they in turn can be a blessing to others. Costs to assist a family for one month in the First Home in the Homeland programme: € 230 or US $ 250.


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