The Jerusalem Municipality inaugurates a new support center for new immigrants living in the capital.
The new center in downtown Jerusalem will employ staff who speak Hebrew, French, Russian, Spanish and English in order to reach a wide array of new immigrants. The center will offer guidance, counseling, employment help, information and assistance in accessing new immigrant rights, as well as aid in navigating the health system, says the municipality.
The center will work to reach immigrants “in the early stages of their absorption and provide them with an initial personal experience in their mother tongue and in a familiar culture, in order to make what is strange and alien seem accessible and pleasant.”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion says Jerusalem has the highest rate of new immigrants in the country, who chose the capital “for a wide variety of reasons.”