We know that God’s Word says, “I will bless those who bless you, Israel.” (Genesis 12:3) So when you’re a blessing to the Jewish people you are automatically releasing the blessing of God in your life.
With help from all of our partners, we’ve great success over the past two years. But there are so many more waiting and longing to return.
In recent conversations with members of government officials in Israel, we learned once again that Project Aliyah is making a huge difference. They continue to encourage us that bringing people home to Israel is one of the most significant things we can do to stand with Israel, as we help the persecuted access religious freedom.
Even though nations and people continue to persecute the Jewish people with anti-Semitic rants, hate and violence-God loves His people dearly–and so should we! (Isaiah 41:8 and Joel 3:1-2)
Tens of thousands of Jewish people have contacted the Israeli government about immigrating to Israel. So many are trapped in countries where the hostility is widespread. They live every day in fear of persecution and violence. Many simply cannot afford the costs of aliyah and resettlement.
This is why you play such an important role.
God promises He will bring His chosen people home to Israel. It’s His will and a key part of end-time prophecy. . . and He wants to use you to make it happen!
Look at what the prophet Isaiah said; The Lord God says,
“See, I will give a signal to the Gentiles, and they shall carry your little sons back to you in their arms, and your daughters on their shoulders” Isaiah 49:22
God wants to use you to bring Jews that have been scattered around the world back home to Israel. He wants to use you to fulfill the biblical prophecies of aliyah. May this letter be a signal for you to become a blessing.
Whether large or small your gift will provide for the airfare and some of the initial resettlement costs needed to rescue persecuted Jewish people—families, singles, elderly Holocaust survivors! With your support, we can provide a new life and a new beginning.
It’s not hard to imagine the difficulties of relocation–finding employment, locating a place to live, learning the Hebrew language and so forth. Your support makes this whole process so much easier to cope with.
The cost will vary from country to country but the average amount is $750 per person. Whether you give a gift of $25, $100 or more to partially sponsor someone or $750—or even more—if everyone does what God tells them to do we can get this done.
When you do you can expect an outpouring of miracle blessings and supernatural breakthrough in your life. Just look at one of the many God’s promises that will be activated in your life as you do:
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
As one of God’s promises, this is no ordinary promise because it offers you an extraordinary opportunity to reap an abundant financial harvest.
Now let me give you one more thing from Proverbs 21:21;
“He who pursues righteousness (charity) and kindness finds life, prosperity, and honor.”
What God is showing you is that there is a powerful connection between being blessed and being a blessing!
This is one of God’s promises that shows how your acts of righteousness — your acts of charity — have the power to bring life, prosperity, and honor. In other words, if you sow toward the miracle in someone else’s life, God will honor it and cause a miracle breakthrough to come back to you.
Now watch this: Proverbs 11:4 says,
“Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
God is saying when you save someone else’s life, you will also be saved, and we believe there is no better way to activate this promise than by being a blessing to Israel.
Right now the Jewish people in Israel and around the world need a miracle. Sadly, the spirit of Haman is still alive and well. Anti-Semitism, hate, and persecution continue to fight against the Jews. Many believe one Jewish nation is one too many. That has to stop!
The fact is one of the only friends Israel has on the planet are Bible-believing Christians. We need you to be one of these people of faith who know standing with Israel is the right thing to do.
Thank you in advance for your support of Project Aliyah. With your help, we are tearing down walls of division between Christians and Jews. We’re teaching the church the revelation and power of the Jewish roots of our faith. We’re standing against anti-Semitism. Together we are preparing the world for the coming of the Messiah.
Yehuda Michael, an orphan, made Aliyah from Ethiopia together with his sister, in 2009 when he was 21 years old. They resided at the Jewish Agency Haruv Absorption Center in Be’er Sheva.
During his time at the Absorption Center, the Director-General of the Ministry of Aliyah and Absorption and the Director of The Jewish Agency’s Aliyah and Absorption Department visited the Absorption Center and Yehuda was chosen to be one of the young people who met with them. Towards the end of the visit, he was asked by the guests: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? what is success in your eyes?
Yehuda replied calmly and confidently: I will replace you, I see myself sitting on your chair.
Yehuda has not yet replaced the Director of the Aliyah and Absorption Unit, but he completed the program at the Haruv Absorption Center which included an intensive Hebrew Ulpan. He then volunteered for a short service in the Israeli Border Police.
After completing his service with the Border Police, he moved to Jerusalem and studied at the Hebrew University’s Immigrant Preparatory Program. He then continued to study for a B.A. in Political Science and Communications at Hadassah College. There, he noted that although he loved to study and was very motivated, the first year of academic studies was difficult, both culturally and academically. He also had to cope with the difficulties of earning a living.
Alongside his studies, he was also active and served as a speaker for StandWithUs, a non-profit international education pro-Israel organization, which supports Israel and fights Anti-Semitism through education. Within this framework, Yehuda traveled for short speaking tours to the United States.
At the end of his studies, he received a full scholarship for graduate studies in Sustainable International Development at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in Boston
Yehuda spent five years in Boston, completing another degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations. While in Boston, he continued to be active in the framework of StandWithUs, as well as speaking for Hillel on campus and Chabad audiences. Yehuda also acted as Program Coordinator in the Hebrew Program at Brandeis University, where he supported faculty members in coordinating academic program activities.
At the beginning of 2019, Yehuda returned to Israel, joined his sister in Haifa, and currently works as Course Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his current position, Yehuda is responsible for conducting workshops and lectures in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation in Israel and abroad, working closely with embassies, international agencies, and local stakeholders, organizing and conducting study tours and visits related to the course program.
In addition to his diplomatic career, Yehuda is an educator and writer, and among other things translated independently the Israeli book of driving theory from Hebrew to Amharic. He recently finished writing a book of poems describing the story of his Aliyah and his life as a new immigrant.
His sister is married and works as a dental hygienist.
For Sarah Van Holsett (36), adolescence was the time that she learned she was Jewish.
Born in Belgium, Sarah was raised in Paris. Her Jewish father was born in Holland and her mother comes from Congo. She was named after her grandmother’s sister, who ran a boys’ orphanage in Amsterdam and was murdered in Auschwitz. Her grandmother, Leah, was also murdered in Auschwitz. These basic facts eventually became very significant to her.
“When I was 12, my father told me that he is Jewish, and since then, I developed an affinity – not so much for the religion as for Jewish tradition – its symbols and historical significance,” she told me during a particularly moving meeting we had yesterday. In recent years, alongside her work for a company that deals with green energy, Sarah began a conversion process in Paris that she has yet to complete.
With all the difficulty involved, it is a process that her great decision to make aliyah entails. After her aliyah tomorrow, Sarah wants to invest in learning Hebrew and complete her conversion.
“At first, aliyah to Israel seemed liked a dream to me,” she says. “Two years ago I visited Jerusalem and fell in love with the city and the state. When I returned, I told my mother – ‘I will return to Israel and live there.’”
Her parents accepted her decision with complete understanding. “My mother totally understood,” she says, adding, with tears in her eyes, “My father, Edward, is 92 and lives in Philadelphia. He said to me, ‘If it is good for you in Israel, I want to join you – I will also immigrate to Israel.’ What is more moving than that?”
Once she makes aliyah, Sarah will live in the Jewish Agency’s Ulpan Etzion absorption center in Jerusalem, where she will study Hebrew for five months. Jewish Agency staff will help her find a job. She will be one of 210 single men and women from 31 countries who are making aliyah this week. “The is a dream come true for me, and the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life,” she sums up with teary eyes.