Help for return, immigration (aliyah) and live restoring, absorption (klitah)
When 74 years of communist rule ended with the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, the door to freedom is opened for one of the most oppressed groups of people on earth: the Soviet Jews, whom for a long time they were refused permission to return to Israel, their ancestral homeland.
When large-scale emigration was at last possible, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews started the program On Wings of Eagles, to transport these Jews flight to freedom to the "Holy Land". To date, hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews have emigrated to Israel through this initiative.
Over the years, the scope of the efforts of the fraternity in the rescue of Jews in distress has spread beyond the former Soviet Union to also include those living under State sanctioned anti-Semitism in Arab lands, thousands Jews 'lost' that have been found in remote corners of India and Ethiopia and others, where rampant anti-Semitism has led many to regard Israel as a future home.
Thanks to generous donations to The Wings of Eagles, the friends of the fraternity have brought hundreds of thousands of Jews to the Holy Land from all over the world. With funding from emigration to Israel donors Fraternity show its compassion and concern for the Jewish people.
What we do: restoring (klitah)
The Aliyah brings Jews from all over the world to Israel. But the commitment of the Fraternity for the new immigrants do not end when they arrive at Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, but, somehow, actually begins at that time.
The Fraternity recognizes that it is very important to provide what is necessary for the restoration of the Jews who were brought to Israel through On Wings of Eagles. Many immigrants arrive with little more than the clothes they must learn a new language and integrate into a new culture. They need immediate assistance, both food, clothing, shelter, medical care, as long-term assistance: training for a job, job search, Hebrew language instruction and school for their children.
On Wings of Eagles helps new immigrants to become full and productive members of Israeli society, meet that need. In carrying out this work, helps immigrants to help themselves and secure the future of the State of Israel for generations to come.
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