Aliyah and Integration
Aliyah is a Hebrew word that means to “go up”. Today the word has come to mean the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel.
Aliyah, simply stated, is the ingathering of the exiles from the four corners of the earth. It is the immigration of Jews back to their ancestral homeland. Aliyah “is rooted in the Jewish people’s fervent hope to rebuild its national life in the country from which it was exiled nearly 2,000 years ago.
We’re partnering with the God of Israel who promised through the prophet Jeremiah, “For I will set my eyes on them for good, and I bring them back to this land; I will build them and not tear them down, and I will plant them and not uproot them.”(Jeremiah 24:6). We help immigrants after they arrive in the land with integration programs such as assisting with basic household items, providing vocational training, mentoring towards employment, and educational programs for children and youth.
Read More: Defining Aliyah
Israel In Crisis
Israel is often forced to deal with sudden crises when terrorism, war, trauma, or natural disasters strike.
ICEJ Aid steps in to help vulnerable communities in times of crisis. Aid may include providing emergency shelters and equipment, subsidies for trauma treatment, and practical aid for families on the frontlines. When crises hit, it’s a tremendous testimony when Christians are the first to arrive on the scene to help.
A Future & A Hope
Since 1980, the ICEJ has reached out across Israel to touch the lives of those in need in every sector of Israeli society through a wide variety of humanitarian projects.
Our vision has always been to build relationships, foster reconciliation, and share God’s love by responding to the many pressing social needs throughout the land. We’re passionate about offering practical help and life-changing opportunities to the disadvantaged, children and youth at risk, and numerous minorities that enable them to step into a brighter future. We also pursue our Biblical mandate to be a ministry of comfort to Israel and the Jewish people in light of the tragic history of Christian Antisemitism. Our decades of experience in Israel ensure that your contributions reach the people who need it most.
Approximately one-fourth of Israel’s some 193,000 Holocaust Survivors live below the poverty line and many more are suffering from illness and loneliness.
In 2009, the ICEJ began a partnership with a local charity to provide a Home especially for them. This unique joint project between Christians and Jews offers assisted- living facilities and a warm community of loving staff and volunteers surrounding them looking after their daily needs. Together an emergency call center was opened in 2020 to reach out to Holocaust survivors and other elderly in the surrounding area.