First Home in the Homeland provides young families with a warm home on a kibbutz for their first 6 to 12 months in Israel.
Run by The Jewish Agency, families are carefully matched with one of the 30 participating kibbutzim in the Negev and the Galilee. They’re assigned a coordinator who’ll helps them to get settled.
For the first six months parents study three or five mornings weekly, while their children attend schools on the kibbutz or nearby.
After completing studies, they then have the option to extend their stay another half-year; most olim use that try to find employment in the area, continue in advanced studies, or join vocational courses.
Each kibbutz also provides after-school care for school-age children six days a week and on holidays. Additionally, local recreation centers offer after-school sports, music, ballet, and the like.
Throughout their stay, the coordinator is there to assist them. Following the absorption through First Home in the Homeland, most kibbutzim will give families the option to stay on as residents, or to apply for kibbutz membership.
If you would like to make a donation First Home in the Homeland, you can do so via the following methods:
You can give now with your Credit Card, by Cheque or via Electronic Funds Transfer:
Christians for Israel Australia
PO Box 1508
Springwood Qld 4127
ANZ Bank BSB: 016-464
Account No: 45415 8806
Ref: Your ‘name’ + ‘First Home’ or confirm by email: email@example.com