In 2017, I had the moment that every woman dreads: I found a lump in my breast. I did the responsible thing and went to my family doctor. She assured me that it was likely nothing, but sent me for an ultrasound, “to be safe,” and referred me to a specialist.
The whole world seems to have changed, and that includes the job world. Searching for a job in Israel during these unusual times may seem like a daunting task, especially if you cannot take a pilot trip to network and investigate your field.
An unfortunate reality of these unprecedented times is that prospective Olim cannot come to Israel for a pilot trip. Whether you haven’t been to Israel in decades, or you come regularly and have a lot of family here, a pilot trip is usually recommended in order to make professional connections and to find the right community to fit your needs and your way of life.
I recently had the privilege of participating in zoom webinars for potential olim, run by NBN, and was very excited by the hundreds of potential olim who attended. If you are contemplating Aliyah during this covid-19 reality, mazal tov – and you are in good company.
6:00 a.m. — Three-year-old wakes up at 6:00 on the dot every morning. Normally I’m up and getting ready for work anyway, but life in the time of Coronavirus means I am working from home. I let her come into our bed and we all chill and read books together for about an hour before we get up for breakfast.
Plans were in full swing for Nefesh B’Nefesh’s 12th Annual Mega Aliyah Event, which was supposed to take place in Teaneck, New Jersey. Dozens of NBN employees and outside vendors were scheduled to travel to the United States for the Mega, an event which attracts over 1,200 people each year to learn about all aspects of Aliyah, with sessions designed for all demographics.
Many people who are considering Aliyah are rightfully concerned about their employment prospects in Israel. The truth is, the stronger your Hebrew is, the easier settling into life in Israel will be for you. But many Olim face the challenge of transferring their career to Israel – does your specific career exist in Israel? Is your Hebrew good enough to pursue jobs in your field upon arrival in Israel? These may seem like daunting questions, but you are actually coming with a huge advantage: English.