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Aliyah of Rescue

In the not so distant past, it was thought that Jews around the world were safe. That rescue missions were no longer necessary. But as global events such as the economic crisis and international terrorism take center stage, anti-Zionists and anti-Semites have whipped into action. We now face a new reality. There are places around the world where Jews who assumed that they could live their lives freely may need to be rescued.

For over 60 years, the Jewish Agency and its partners have kept an unwavering promise to the Jewish people: to bring any Jew, from anywhere in the world, to safety in Israel.

  • Working with our partner, the Israeli government, we carried out one of the most miraculous rescue missions in history, airlifting 14,310 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the span of 36 hours as rebel forces fiercely overthrew Mengitsu’s dictatorship.
  • In the midst of a bloody civil war, we went into the heart of Sarajevo and evacuated and saved thousands of Yugoslavian Jews in 1992.
  • For years, we worked relentlessly to bring Soviet refuseniks to Israel. Sending emissaries to the farthest corners of the former Soviet Union immediately after the fall of the Iron Curtain, we brought over one million Jews home to Israel.
  • In August 2008, as the conflict in Georgia escalated, we brought Jews on emergency aliyah flights to Israel and settled them in absorption centers around the country.
  • Recently, we organized clandestine missions to rescue Jews from virulently anti-Zionist countries.

Keeping the Promise. There are over 60,000 Jews living in countries where they are at risk. These countries have been, and will continue to be, in the news. But too much publicity can endanger Jewish lives.We must tread cautiously to ensure that we protect, and do not expose, the people in these communities in:

  • the volatile Middle East
  • regimes where democracy is unheard of
  • countries that have no diplomatic relations with Israel
  • regions in which anti-Jewish sentiment and racism are on the rise
  • republics that pledge the destruction of the State of Israel
  • countries in which the Jewish population is seriously threatened

But we need your help, before it is too late, to ensure that Jews everywhere know that the Jewish people are behind them.

Donate now

  • $3,000 brings a family of four to Israel
  • $6,000 assists a family with their initial living expenses
  • $1,200 provides essential Hebrew language learning for a family of four
  • $1,000 awards an immediate grant for employment training or retraining
  • $2,000 provides absorption assistance for basic needs for a family of four

One hundred percent of your contribution will go directly to assist and rescue Jews at risk. 

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Photo: Jack Vainunska

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