Learn About Aliyah and Olim
The following are study materials created by Naomi Freedman, Shlichat Aliyah for the Conservative Movement, and Amy Dorsch, Education Coordinator for the U.S.
Levels of Aliyah – Participants debate whether Aliyah is a black or white question, discuss a re-definition of Aliyah, examine Aliyah as series of stages, understand the stages, reflect on their own stages, and help determine their own personal stages. Click here to download the pdf »
Strangers at Home: The Challenges of Aliyah – In this activity, chanichim will understand some of the real challenges of the Olim and how they deal with it. Click here to download the pdf »
Conservative Olim: Is There a Place for Us in Israel? – In this activity, chanichim will recognize that fitting in as a Conservative Jew becomes a challenge in a State governed by Orthodox Jewish law and recognize the need to advocate for non-Orthodox jurisdiction to be counted under Israeli law. Click here to download the pdf »
Is it a Mitzvah to Make Aliyah? – This is a three-part session posing the question and studying a response by Rabbi David Golinkin, debate using personal opinions based on Golinkin's texts, and make personal connections on whether Aliyah is "in our cards". Click here to download the pdf »
It's Your Right! Aliyah and the Law of Return – In this activity, chanichim will understand the how and why of the Law of Return, examine the original from 1950, study an example of the affect today, as well as its relevance today. Click here to download the pdf »