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Why Haifa?

•  Haifa offers an enhanced quality of life, bringing together outstanding people with beautiful natural surroundings – the Carmel Mountains and the Mediterranean coast.

•  Excellent housing opportunities at unbeatable prices.

•  Extensive employment prospects in a wide range of  fields.

•  Among the highest achievements in Israel for all educational criteria: university entrance, matriculation exams and Ministry of Education Citations of Excellence.

  •  Two of Israel's leading academic institutions are in Haifa – the Technion and the University of Haifa.

•  As a large city, Haifa offers a wealth of quality cultural and social activities in the schools and in the community – 16 youth movements, active student organizations in all schools, community sports and youth centers, Jewish enrichment studies, programs for remedial learning and more.

•  Haifa has a wide variety  of cultural and leisure time organizations, such as the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, museums,  the Haifa Zoo, the Municipal Theater, the Science Museum, prestigious international annual festivals, and special events for children and youth.

•  Haifa offers a discount of 90% for olim on Haifa Municipal taxes and a discount for returning residents in accordance with  their income level


Haifa benefits for your first year with us *
Quick start aliyah for new immigrants and returning residents
A professional project coordinator who will accompany project participants for English speakers: Smadar Stoller Porat  for French speakers: Ketty Pardo-Roques
Olim in Aliyah Kehilatit (Community Aliyah) will receive retroactively monthly rental assistance for the first few months and extra ulpan hours, in addition to the basic five months provided.
Employment assistance services
Temporary housing options – subsidized apartments available for rent from arrival date for 2-4 weeks until you find your own accommodations .
A 90% discount on Haifa municipal taxes (Arnona) on the first 100 
 sq.m.- for olim only .
Ulpan Etzion - five months' program for people age 22-35 with academic degrees.
Individual attention to children – extra help in Hebrew; full exemption from school service fees for olim;
Summer Hebrew ulpan and free municipal summer day camp .
A free subscription to the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and free entrance to Haifa museums .
A warm and welcoming veteran olim community .
* These benefits are in effect in 2009. We reserve the right to change them.

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Aliya and Klita

Haifa, your city in Israel !

Haifa, our beautiful city, welcomes new immigrants and has much to offer.  The city has unique attributes: dynamic scientific and economic sectors, an excellent education system, leading academic institutions (Technion, Haifa University and Colleges), high quality of life, a sublime natural environment and pluralistic cultural life.
Make Haifa your city in Israel. We offer you the opportunity to become an active partner in the realization of the Zionist dream, and make our future yours.

Haifa has many advantages for Olim, designed to ensure a successful absorption process:
-  Outstanding housing at attractive prices
-  Extensive employment prospects in a wide range of fields
-  The highest standard of medical care
-  A wide variety of ulpan levels for learning Hebrew
-  Educational assistance and support for children in school
-  Warm and supportive community
-  A wide variety of cultural, social and sport activities in schools and in the community
-  Professional guidance with an "individually tailored" program
-  Haifa gives you special benefits for Olim and Returning Israeli Residents

The Haifa Municipality (Iriyat Haifa), in close cooperation with the Jewish Agency (Hasochnut Hayehudit) and the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption (Misrad Haklita), sponsors an enhanced support system that ensures a "quick start aliyah". The initial guidance and counseling starts long before arrival, in order to prepare every step in advance.
We recommend that you participate in a pilot trip, individually tailored for your needs, to explore all your options. Prior arrangements must be made through your local aliyah shaliah (emissary) of the Jewish Agency.  For pilot trip accommodations see zimmer (B&B) and hotels .

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