Nearly 500 olim gathered in Jerusalem recently to hear about the most affordable and viable residential areas for newcomers to consider throughout Israel. Representatives came from 40 communities from the center, north, south, and within Jerusalem. Olim had the opportunity to explore various communities and hear from experts covering a wide range of topics concerning purchasing a home, understanding mortgages, and choosing the right community for one’s specific needs.
The event was part of the new Nefesh B’Nefesh and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael “Go Beyond” program, which works to develop the periphery of Israel and Jerusalem through aliyah with a new suite of offerings and benefits for olim to reside in these areas.
“One of the main concerns for many new olim is finding a suitable community with affordable housing. Through our first Communities Housing Fair, we had the opportunity to showcase the breadth and diversity of what the country has to offer, both in quality of life and accessible real-estate options,” said Rachel Berger, director of post-aliyah, Nefesh B’Nefesh.