From France And India Back To Israel

ICEJ Aliyah

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15 Jan 2016
From France And India Back To Israel

In the wake of horrendous waves of terrorism in France, the local Jewish community is looking to Israel for shelter. The ICEJ has been involved in helping the needy families from France make their journey home, and the Christian support doesn’t go unnoticed. 

With the pre-flight preparation and baggage costs, making Aliyah is a costly and challenging process. The ICEJ help was designated for low-income families, which make up about 30% of the new immigrants from France. About half of them come from at-risk areas. The majority of the French Jews are Sephardic, which means they are descendants of Spanish Jews. Fleeing from violent revolutions, many arrived in France in the 1950s and 1960s. Now they are finally completing their journey to the land of the fathers – this time being pushed out of France by Muslim and European anti-Semitism. 

ICEJ has already helped sponsor the Aliyah program for more than 5,000 French Jews. In 2010 ICEJ began assisting with flight costs, and have since paid for almost 200 at-risk French Olim (Hebr. immigrants). In December 2015, Nicole Yoder, Director of ICEJ Aid, welcomed a substantial group of new immigrants from France at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

To support the ongoing Aliyah from France, donate online:  


Bnei Menashe – the Jews of India

Over 700 of the Bnei Menashe – Jews living in India – received approval to move home to Israel. The ICEJ has sponsored the journey to Israel for many of the Bnei Menashe in the past, and we are committed to continue showing our love and support to this community.

Considered by some to be descendants of the lost Tribe of Menashe, the Bnei Menashe have lived in India for more than 2,700 years. Through these many generations, they passed down Jewish traditions, as well as Biblical principals of living, and now dream of living in their Promised Land which most of them know only from the Bible.

Many logistical and financial hurdles still lie ahead, so we will need your continued support. Please join us as we pray for the Lord to fulfill the promise found in Jeremiah 23:3: "And I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries to which I dispersed them..."

You can also partner with us financially. Visit our website to make a donation which will bless this special Jewish community:


Please join the ICEJ in responding to this urgent need!



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