Who is eligible for Go North:
Participation in the Go North Program is open to Olim who would otherwise be eligible for NBN acceptance, and who have chosen to settle in the Go North region. Nefesh B’Nefesh is seeking applicants who are well-suited for living in the North from professional, social, and educational perspectives. Applications for the program will be carefully reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the NBN Review Committee, and will receive one of the following responses:
- Full acceptance into the Go North program, with a grant
- Full acceptance for Go North services, without financial assistance
- In limited situations, applicants may be rejected both for financial assistance and services
While NBN will make decisions regarding an Oleh’s acceptance into Go North, it cannot make any guarantees involving the Oleh’s acceptance into a community that requires an acceptance committee procedure.
Although Go North focuses on encouraging future Olim to move directly to the North, we will consider, on a limited basis, applicants who have already made Aliyah to Central Israel and wish to move to the North. In such cases, applicants will be eligible to apply for Movin’ On Up, which includes Go North services including employment and community guidance.
Which regions are included in Go North?
The Go North region includes the Upper and Lower Galilee, Golan Heights, Yizrael Valley, Upper Jordan Valley, Hadera, Zichron Ya’akov, Haifa and its neighboring suburbs (Krayot). For inquiries regarding whether a specific community is included, please contact email@example.com
What makes Go North special?
Go North offers employment, networking, social, and educational programs for Olim.
Go North advisors guide Olim through the absorption process. In the first year of Aliyah, advisors communicate with Go North Olim at least once a month.
Go North has an employment and small business advisor on staff. She helps Olim prepare for their employment search, and posts jobs on the Go North LinkedIn Group. Preparation includes: interview skills, resume review, networking assistance and referrals to partner agencies.
Israel’s North offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of fields, including medicine, bio-tech, hi-tech, manufacturing, medical professions and the defense industry. Currently, there is demand for doctors, grant writers, fundraisers, marketing and communications professionals and international sales people. The North is also ripe for entrepreneurship, and there are resources available to assist those who are interested in opening a business in the area. Olim who come with strong Hebrew skills find that it is a great asset.
What financial assistance is available?
Go North offers financial assistance to Olim making Aliyah to the North. Grants are based on financial need as well as an Oleh’s Aliyah plan. The grant is need-based and is intended for those who are planning to live in the North.
Should I take a pilot trip?
Go North strongly believes that a pilot trip is one of the most critical tools for planning your Aliyah, and a pilot trip is strongly recommended. The Go North staff will help you plan your pilot trip and meet with you when you are in Israel, focusing on your overall Go North Aliyah plan including community choice, employment potential, education and more. Olim should contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of their pilot trip and communicate details such as dates and itinerary.
How do I apply?
To apply for the Go North Program, simply fill out a Nefesh B’Nefesh application and indicate that you are interested in Go North: Apply Now
If you have already applied to Nefesh B’Nefesh, notify your personal Aliyah advisor that you would like to apply to Go North.