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September 02, 1994 - Image 183

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-09-02

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FENBY
STEIN

What does
Jewish
continuity
mean to you?

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Merav Barr, 24, had been to Israel before deciding to make aliyah.

R

ecently, 22-year-old Joe
Zeff, of Farmington Hills,
boarded a plane with a
one-way ticket in hand
bound for Israel.
For years, this University of
Michigan graduate had been toy-
ing with the idea of making
aliyah (moving to Israel). Three
weeks ago, he settled into an
apartment with some friends,
outside Jerusalem.
"It's tough to sum up the many
reasons I decided to move here,"
said Mr. Zeff, from his apartment
in Israel. "It has to do with every-
thing I've learned, my experi-
ences and the opinions I've
formed over the years."
Between January and June of
this year, 325 young adults be-
tween the ages of 17 and 30 have
made aliyah nationwide, accord-
ing to the Israel Aliyah Center of
the World Zionist Organization.
Like Mr. Zeff, many go after they
have graduated because, at that
time, they have fewer obligations
than most adults.
"I needed to leave before I had
any major commitments in the
States," said Merav Barr, for-
merly of Bloomfield Hills, short-
ly before she left for Israel.
"Whether it be an excellent job
here or a boyfriend, I had to get
out while it was only me."
Mr. Zeff echoed her senti-
ments. Although he intends to go
to graduate school, Mr. Zeff feels
he should attend a school where
he lives so that he can do some
job networking.
Shortly, Mr. Zeff will join the
Israeli army, another factor in his
decision to make aliyah when he
did.

"If I did not come when I was
young and do the army now, I
knew I would regret it."
Ms. Barr, whose parents are
from Israel, found two part-time
jobs before she even arrived. She

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Making Aliyah

Jeff Kaye, the community shaii-
ach (Israel emissary) with the
Michigan/Israel Connection, as-
sists metro Detroiters who are
interested in making aliyah and
those who have made the deci-
sion to move to Israel.
He said that in addition to
paperwork, those making
aliyah must present person-
al documents. They also must
go through an interview
process with Mr. Kaye. Ques-
tions are structured to deter-
mine motivations for aliyah
and if an individual can sur-
vive financially and emotion-
ally once in Israel.
The Michigan/Israel Con-
nection also helps with the
necessary paperwork.
Once in Israel, an oleh (new
immigrant) is entitled to cus-
toms breaks, rent subsidies,
income-tax breaks,limited
health insurance and three
years of free tuition at a uni-
versity. OEm can also take an
ulpan, a five-month intensive
Hebrew-language course. ❑
Questions about aliyah can be
directed to the Michigan/Israel
Connection at 645-7878.V

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