I don’t want to scare people away but I want to be truthful. I believe knowledge is power and the more you know, the more you can be prepared for your move to Israel.
So yes, making Aliyah is a dream come true for many Jews (as it was for me), but no, it is not easy moving to a different country with a different culture and a different language spoken.
You can do it alone… but let me tell you of just a few incidences where Olim Advisors helped our clients.
* A client was trying to access her Bezeq information online for more than half an hour. She contacted me and I explained to her that the ID she was using was incorrect and to use the ID I had emailed her previously. I then faxed a copy of her TZ to Bezeq to get her information updated. In just a few steps our client knew how to access her account online. I’m not sure how long it would have taken her to get an answer.
* The same customer wanted to get a doctor’s appointment and was not able to reach the office where she had applied for a Maccabi health card ( one of the National Health Cares in Israel). She asked me to intervene. I checked and she had been using the wrong number. I called the office, got hold of a person who said the card would be ordered and should arrived within 48 hours. She also explained my client had full medical rights even without the card and I explained to my client how to go about making a doctors’ appointment. Within half an hour I had explained her medical rights and made sure a card would be arriving at a home near her home. Most Olim would spend endless hours trying to understand the medical system and trying to figure out who to speak to.
* I met with a family at a bank to open their first Israeli account (the family had made Aliyah a week before). As the wife pulled out all the paperwork she realized her TZ was not with her. After searching several times in her bag and then going back to their apartment to search there ( while I watched their kids at the bank 🙂 ), they realized it was lost. Now what??? I found the address for Misrad Hapnim and quickly drove them there. We were told by the guard that the wait is at least 1 1/2 – 2 hours and that even if we waited, the chances of us getting a temporary TZ were unlikely because the manager was not in that day. What to do? We were supposed to have an appointment with Misrad Haklita in just a few hours and we hadn’t even opened the bank account yet. Thank God, I knew the right people to call and we managed to get a new TZ for this women within half an hour. We then ran to the bank and even managed to get to Misrad Haklita that same day. I don’t know if they realized that we saved them hours of waiting in the different offices by being with them.
If you are making Aliyah or know of someone who is, kindly refer them to us. We are with our Olim every step of the way, translating, advocating and directing them to a much smoother Aliyah. We give our clients the confidence to know they are not alone in this life changing decision. Contact us now for a FREE CONSULTATION: