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February 07, 1975 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-02-07

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THE , DETROIT JEWISSINEWS 4 1' Fridby, Febructry , 7,i1975,-1.1'

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Good Future In Small Town
Israel Beats Big City Life

Special, all-encompass-
ing settlement projects
have lately been sponsor-
ed by various groups of
olim in cooperation with
government ministries
and the Jewish Agency
Settlement Department.
In view of the relatively
high cost of housing avail-
able on the private mar-
ket. more and more Amer-
ican and other western
olim have 'become inte•
ested in these opportum
ties. People joining any of
these projects have gua-
ranteed employment and
usually get an individual
house without having to
making an unreasonable

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ALIYAH 1/5), MONTH-1975

Do you know that of every sixty Israelis, one is an immigrant ,
from either the U.S. or Canada? Today there are about 50,000
former Americans living permanently in Israel. Professionally
they are teachers, social workers, engineers, doctors, students,
business people, etc. A true cross-section of American Jewry.
For many, if not most of them, the decision to settle in Israel was not
the result of a life-long commitment. Some looked for a challenge.
Others were concerned about the children. For some it is a search
for Jewish identity or the fulfillment of a religious identification.
Others were tired of being 'small cogs in a big wheel' and wanted
to make a contribution of their professional knowledge and expe-
rience. And of course the kibbutz and moshav gave a select few
the chance to feel that they are creating a new society.
The World Zionist Organization, with the full backing of the govern-
.nent .of Israel, has declared February - March 1975 as ALIYAH
MONTH. During ALIYAH MONTH we want to reach out to as
many members of the community as possible, and tell them about
the 50,000 former Americans in Israel. But more than that, we
want the community to know that a newcomer from the States (or
from any country in the World, for that matter) can get advice and
assistance in housing, employment, investment, Hebrew study,
education, etc.
From the beginning of February until the end of March the Israel
Aliyah Center will be able to provide speakers, as well as films and
slide shows. In most casesthe speaker will be a former American,
now living in Israel, who will want to share with your members his/
her experience as a new Israel.
Let me mention that ALIYAH MONTH is informative in nature.
Experience has shown that in every audience there are those with
the idea in the back of their mind of settling in Israel. Help us reach
them, and give us the chance to get others to begin thinking.
If you are interested in having a speaker during ALIYAH MONTH,
please call us 968-1044.

All the following new
and older settlements are
situated in rural districts
or in new semi-urban
developments. All are ei-
ther totally, or at least
partially, populated by
EngliSh-speaking new im-
migrants. Full details of
the exact type of housing,
conditions. etc. may be
• obtained from the Israel
Aliyah Center.

1. Sdeh Nitzan — (in the
western Negev) is a village
based on growing green-
house tomatoes for expos
to Europe. There are nos
some 30 families settlec
there, more on the way
and an additional 20 fami-
lies are sought to join the

2. Yachdav — a mosh-
av-shitufi of young ortho-
dox families being built in
the Etzion Block south of
Jerusalem. Twenty-five
families will move there in
the. summer of 1975.
Income will he derived
from several businesses
such as computerize:',
typesetting, computer
software production, pro-
duction of games and toys,
machinery repair and
maintenance, etc.

3. Ketura — a kibbutz
recently established in the
Arava by former Young
Judea members, seeks
young people in their
twenties. Today there are
some 30 Americans, both
families and singles.
The kibbutz grows select
vetgetables, raises tur-
keys and dairy cattle, and
is looking for people who
have the expertise that can
be used in the establish-
ment of a small industrial

4. Neve Han — a
beautifully situated mo-
shav-shitufi in the Jeru-
salem hills now settled by
some 35 families, needs 30
more. The economy of
Nevei Ilan is based on
agriculture (mushroom
growing, the raising of
turkeys and an orchid and
protea nursery), industry
(electronic components
plants)' and an arts and
crafts school. There are
children of all ages and the
moshav is open to both
observant and secular-
minded people. They are
at present looking. espe-
cially for systems ana-
lysts, computer program-
mers, mathematicians, ac-
countants, electronics en-
gineers, art teachers and
others. Ages up to the 40's
are acceptable

5. Bnai Darom — this
long-established moshav-
shitufi near Ashdod con-
sists of 40 families of
orthodox Israelis. The
great majority speak Eng-
lish and they are looking
for several more American
families, ages 25-45. Be-
sides growing vegetables,
cotton, citrus fruit and
some livestock, there is
also an iron extrusion
plant supplying the build-.
ing trades.

6. Timorim — a long-.
established, prosperous
'ioshav-shitufi near Kir-

N, at Gat, originally settled
by South African olim
requires several more
families. Besides growing
greenhouse flowers and
vegetables, the moshav
runs a highly successful
metal anti plastics faeiory
in Ashkelon which pro-
duces metal shelving, fur-
niture, venetian blinds,

Yamit — Americans in

new Town on Mediter-
The construction of the
new Israeli city of Yamit
on the Mediterranean
coastline is proceeding
apace. Houses are rising
on the sand dunes, roads
are being built and piping
laid down and the new
settlers are preparing to
move .into their new
houses. A group of Ameri-
can olim is among the first
settlement group which
consists of Russians and
native Israelis. From re-
cent reports of the Ameri-
can group, plans are to
open a gas station on the
near-by cross roads, to
develop the beach for
recreational facilities and
to start a cabinet making
plant and a film studio. A
supermarket will also be
constructed soon. New-
comers to Yamit obtain
full government and Jew-
ish Agency help in start-
ing their business and
have favorable options for
renting or purchasing the
new homes far below
ordinary market values in

This is perhaps one of
the most exciting aliyah
projects available to the
enterprising and the dyna-
mic v4to are prepared to
"rough" it a bit in order to
get in on the groundwork
of a most promising fu-
ture. Applications are
still being accepted for the
second group due to leave
the U.S. in the Summer of



Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

Haifa University, Haifa
Bar llan University, Ramat Gan

Beginning date of




Jan. 1, 1975
Jan. 14, 1975

Jan. 1, 1975
Jan. 1, 1975
All year

Technion, Haifa
Jan. 1, 1975
Ben Gurion University, Beersheva
Teachers•and Nursery School Seminars Feb. 2, 1975
April 1, 1975
Betzalel Art School
All Year
All Nursing Schools
Hadassah Professional School

Fer . 28, 1975
Feb. 23, 1975
Fer . 28, 1975

April 31, 1975

March 31, 1975
April 30, 1975

July 31, 1975

June 30, 1975

Literature and information on the above universities can be found
at the Israel Aliyah Center in Oak Park.

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