"If your kinsman, being in straits, comes under your authority and you hold him as though a resident alien, let him live by your side..." -- Leviticus 25:35
Federations provide language training, healthcare, temporary housing, social and educational programs, job placement programs and vocational training, clothing, shelter, medical care, and other necessities for new immigrants in North America and Israel.
In the last 30 years, federations and the Jewish community's migration arm, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, have supported the resettlement of 400,000 Jews from the former Soviet Union who were admitted to the U.S. through the Refugee Act of 1980, the Lautenberg Amendment and other refugee programs. Federations continue to fulfill the second phase of resettlement, helping new immigrants integrate into American society.
The UJC-sponsored New York Association for New Americans provides quality, low-cost casework, vocational services, training, acculturation, and culturally sensitive legal services to new immigrants who need help navigating the American legal and governmental systems.
Learn more about Federation system supports for new immigrants to Israel today at jafi.org and jdc.org.