New initiative seeks to encourage Haredi aliyah from the US

A new Israeli initiative led by American expats seeks to encourage Haredi immigration from the US.

The Nachliel Project is a nonprofit that aims to “provide information, education and inspiration about the opportunities currently available for Heredi Jews seeking to return to their ancestral homeland.”

A press release from the group says that “recently battered by the devastating effects of COVID-19 combined with a palpable sense of increased anti-Semitism and what they perceive as a hostile political climate,” some in the community “are beginning to give serious consideration about aliyah to Israel for the first time ever.”

A Jewish man crosses a street in a Haredi Jewish area in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 9, 2019 in New York City. (Johannes Eisele/AFP)