Moving to Israel

Moving to Israel

Whether your mind is made up or you’re still debating, making the move to Israel is not to be taken lightly. There are many details you need to research and many more you may still not know exist. Use the list below to quickly reach resources that can clarify the issues before you make Aliyah and then keep reading below for more tips and advice.

Jobs in Israel
Top Israeli employment sites, computer jobs, employment agencies…

Government Ministries
Israeli embassies and consuls, government offices and organizations….

Car rental in Israel
Rental angencies, booking a car rental online.

Education Universities in Israel
Higher education, technical institutes, open university.

Aliyah Information
Rights, law of return, forums, blogs, thoughts on Aliyah, absoprtion.

Real Estate in Israel
For sale, for rent, bargains, property management.

Medical Services in Israel
State sponsored and private medical insurance, emergency medical services.

Israel News and Media
News and media outlets, websites with the latest breaking news from Israel.

Banking and Finance in Israel
Banking services in Israel, personal and business banking, foreign accounts.

General information about Israel, Israel site directories.

In just a short time one will realize that moving to Israel is one of the most difficult life changes to experience. As a matter of fact, almost all people who have made Aliyah never imagined the transition would be so drastic. Leaving behind family and friends, abandoning your job or career, and difficulty speaking a new language are just some of the issues an Oleh will have to face. Multiply this by the number of members in the family making the move to Israel, and you have a recipe for lots of stress.

Be prepared to compromise

Some people make a test stay in Israel of about a year before actually making Aliyah. Everyone who moves to Israel will experience a certain amount of disappointment from time to time. By spending some time in Israel beforehand, you can position yourself to be more prepared and therefore less disappointed when you do make the actual move. Financially supporting yourself and your family in Israel is a completely different story than making a living in America or Europe. Just the costs of the move itself can be a shock within itself.

A different country

Aliyah to IsraelIt is important to keep a cool head throughout the process. Many people who move to Israel get an extra shock when they find out they have to work on Sundays. In Israel Sunday is the first day of the workweek. Long lines at government offices, total lack of customer service and non-existent quality assurance can make even the most stable of people lose it. It is important to keep in mind by moving to the Holy Land you are strengthening your bond with Hashem and the Jewish people. With material expectations aside, living in Israel can be very rewarding spiritually.

Take precautions

As the date of your move to Israel comes closer, you will begin to realize how complex and expensive an undertaking it really is. Be sure to only use a professional and orderly moving service. Get recommendations from the moving company you are considering hiring. To find the lowest quote, be sure to fill out our form with the details of your move and Shipping Consolidators will find you the lowest price right away. Also, in addition to our useful quick link directory above, check out our resources page for a more extensive list of resourceful sites for people who are about to move to or from Israel.