Every year in March, Nefesh B’Nefesh, the organization dedicated to making Aliyah easier and helping olim integrate into Israeli society, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency, KKL and JNF-USA, holds a Mega Event in the tri-State area.
This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 10th, at the Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck, NJ. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other Aliyah-minded people, learn about Aliyah resources, and explore a variety of opportunities in Israel.
Throughout the day, multiple sessions will be held with professionals in the field, providing information on a wide array of topics relevant to a move to Israel. These include financial planning and budgeting, buying and renting a home, selecting the right community, and navigating the job search and health care systems.
Since employment is a major component of a successful move to Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh will have dedicated employment advisors presenting on this topic while also providing personalized consulting sessions for people who want learn about job opportunities in Israel.
Also at the event is a vendor fair, an opportunity to get a head start on Aliyah preparations by meeting with representatives from banks, healthcare providers, insurance, shipping, communities and schools. This will allow participants to gather first-hand information and set processes in motion while still in the United States.
This year, the Mega event will also feature MedEx, a dedicated track for medical professionals to begin the process of transferring their medical licenses and interviewing for jobs in their respective fields. Physicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists and others will be able to meet with members of the Israeli Ministry of Health licensing division, the Israeli Medical Association and representatives from Israeli healthcare funds and hospitals.
The Mega event is perfect for people considering Aliyah both in the immediate future and further down the line, providing helpful info and support system to make the process of moving to Israel as smooth as possible.