In an effort to make North American Jews more aware of the wide range of opportunities that the strong Israeli job market has to offer new immigrants to Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel are conducting career-focused Aliyah Fairs in four major cities across North America.
The events will be held between October 24 and October 31 in New York, Miami, Baltimore and Toronto, and are expected to attract over 1,200 people.
The October fairs, which will focus on helping olim find jobs and build successful careers in Israel, will feature seminars on "Finding a Job in Israel", "The Israeli Job Market", "Understanding the Israeli Work Culture" among others.
A number of industry-focused seminars will also be presented by Nefesh B’Nefesh staff and professionals from various fields, covering a wide range of professions, including: hi-tech, marketing, education, medicine, law, accounting and the non-profit sector.
Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with aliyah career consultants and attend general aliyah informational seminars on topics such as: "Choosing a Community", "Financial Planning" and "Navigating the Israeli Education and Healthcare Systems". The New York Fair will feature a special networking seminar geared towards the many singles and young professionals residing in the area.
'Getting a step ahead'
“Finding a job in Israel is one of the key factors for a successful transition into life in Israel,” said Director of Employment of Nefesh B’Nefesh Rachel Berger. “Providing potential olim with a better understanding of the Israeli job market helps build their aliyah confidence and preparedness and is vital for ensuring their successful integration into Israeli life.”
“This is an opportunity for potential olim to get a step ahead in their job search in Israel,” said Barry Spielman, head of the Jewish Agency’s North America aliyah delegation, who will be at the fairs and lead a seminar on the Israeli high-tech sector, where he worked for over a decade. “In partnering with Nefesh B’Nefesh, we are bringing the best possible resources to the issue of employment which is critical to successful aliyah.”
The Aliyah Career Fair is part of Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency’s expanded programming aimed at providing the most comprehensive aliyah information and guidance to potential Olim in order to help better prepare them for their aliyah. In an effort to maximize the assistance offered, an Israeli job coach will attend the New York fair to advise future Olim about how to best go about finding a job in Israel.
Additionally, Jewish Agency shlichim and Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah staff will be at the fairs and will also be available for personal aliyah meetings in each city immediately after.
The October fairs will be followed by additional aliyah events in December in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Northern New Jersey.
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