Nefesh B’Nefesh, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA, is launching Impact Israel at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Nov. 17, a Los Angeles conference geared toward Jewish students and young professionals in California seeking to advance their professional and educational careers in Israel.
The conference will comprise breakout sessions on how to thrive professionally in Israel, sessions on the benefits of Aliyah, a discussion of life in the Israel Defense Forces, and an Israeli university marketplace to explore options to acquire a free graduate degree. In addition to the breakout sessions, informal meet-ups will be conducted with past and future Lone Soldiers (those who immigrated without immediate family and served in the IDF), alumni of the MASA Israel Experience program, entrepreneurs and more.
“Over the past three years, we have been seeing an increase of interest in Aliyah from millennials across North America, whose main concerns have been their professional and educational possibilities in Israel, ” explained Marc Rosenberg, Pre-Aliyah Director at Nefesh B’Nefesh. “As part of our efforts to assist these future Olim, we thought it would be very beneficial for those contemplating the move to meet and hear from six former Olim from an array of professional and social backgrounds who can present firsthand how they too can make an impact to Israel. ”
Impact Israel will also include discussions on breaking into diverse fields in Israel, from hi-tech to politics to social work, sessions with Israeli employment counselors, networking sessions, and informational lounge conversations with Aliyah advisors and Olim.