Thursday, 30 July 2009

Let's Celebrate!

The Jewish Agency has organised a group flight of 100 Olim Chadashim that are expected to arrive in Israel on the 11th August. As this is a very big and exciting event, they decided to spread the word and invite all to the Kotel for a welcoming ceremony...

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The opening of the Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem

In honour of Michael Levine z"l, a new Lone Soldier Center will be opening at Tzeirim BaMerkaz in Jerusalem.

The new center is designed to help the needs of lone soldiers by giving them a place to come and be with people and friends, to socialise and to receive support. The center will have internet access, laundromat and other services that lone soldiers will be able to benefit from.

The center is located at 42 Agripas St, Jerusalem and can be contacted on 02 623 2224.

A very worthwhile initiative for the soldiers who need all of our support.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Living it up in Tel Aviv!

Living in Tel Aviv as many advantages - that is of course if you can stomach the humidity. From a vibrant business district to an "always happening" night-life, Tel Aviv is a unique non-stop shop...

But as an
Oleh Chadash, how do you know where to go to find the right atmosphere you are looking for?

Thankfully, a dedicated
Oleh decided to remedy the issue and create Telalivit, a social network site that shows you the ropes, publicises events, and helps you find friends.

It is certainly worth checking it out.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Update: VAT Increase

The Finance Minister decided to raise the VAT (Value Added Tax) by 1%, putting it up to 16.5%.

The rise in tax will go into effect as of 1st July 2009 until 31st December 2010.

This means that you may feel a slight increase in prices on certain goods and services.

If you want to understand more, here is an explanation.