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Volvieron del Sur (VdS) supports Jewish people in Central and South America and the Caribbean to return to Israel.

Abwärtspfeil

Aliyah (ascent in Hebrew) is an important Jewish cultural concept denoting the Jewish people’s return to Israel – a return that has been foretold many times.

Why do people leave their countries of origin and set out for a land they now call their own – after nearly 2000 years of diaspora? Their reasons for moving to this new homeland are as varied as their life stories.
Storys

What does risking this new beginning mean for people?

Mia Argentina*  

  

«I made Aliyah because I believe my present and my future are to be found in Israel.»

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Escoto family Colombia*

  

«As a young Orthodox family, our greatest desire was for our children to grow up in Israel, our homeland. We wanted them to have the opportunity to be more naturally immersed in our traditions.» 

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Dafna mother of 3 children, Chile*

  

«The multi-culture aspect of this land is impressive, and you receive assistance according to your individual circumstances (as set out in the Law of Return).» 

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* All names and pictures changed by editor.

About us

ABOUT US

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Aliyah – back to the beginning

Since 2003, Volvieron del Sur has been offering assistance to the Jewish people from Central and South America and the Caribbean. Our help goes beyond simply providing practical and financial aid for travel and preparations. We are committed to offering holistic support, care and encouragement for the entire duration of the process of moving to and settling down in Israel.

Do you or people you know want to learn more?

Volvieron del Sur (VdS) would be happy to share our knowledge and experience with you! Members of our team can visit your school, center of learning, congregation or other interested group. We are able to give you up-to-date information on the current situation in Israel, South America and the Caribbean, as well as share important historical, cultural and religious insights and background information. VdS collaborates with both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations.

Interested in hosting a seminar or workshop?

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Be a part of the vision!
Get involved.

In addition to our Aliyah work, VdS also supports individual projects. Examples include: The urbanization of the Negev in Israel, initiating spontaneous aid projects in the Spanish-speaking homelands (following hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.) or assisting Jewish and evangelical congregations at a local level.  

CURRENT FACTS

PRESENT POPULATION 

9.795.000 people

7,181 million - Jews

(73%)

2.065 million - Arabs

21%)

549.00 million - Others

(6%)

 

Projected population in 2048: 15,200,000 (centenary of foundation of Israel).

JERUSALEM

Over 2,000 archaeological sites 

Over 60 museums 

 

30 annual festivals

Jerusalem is the most populous, diverse, and multifaceted city in Israel.

A fully walled city.

The walls are roughly 2.5 miles long, 40 feet tall, and 8 feet thick. There are 34 watchtowers along the walls.

WELFARE / POVERTY

Beginning of 2023: 

20% of Israel's 9.6 million population considered poor.

United Soup Kitchens (USK) is a network of 22 public restaurants 

serving free home-cooked meals daily to over 8,650 diners - all of them indigent elderly men and women.

ALIYAH

Since the outbreak of war (Oct.08, 2023):    3.000

 

 

2023/Sept: 

From the USA & Canada:

1,800 Jews

From France:

2,500

From Argentina:

1,100

From Ethiopia:

1,450

who were reunited with their families in Israel.

Sources: Central Bureau of Statistics of the State of Israel, Jewish Agency for Israel, Israeli Missions around the world, National Insurance Institute, USK Israel

Aktuelle Fakten
Network

NETWORK

SWITZERLAND:

IWS – Israelwerke Switzerland WEB

KKL Switzerland WEB

Midbar Switzerland WEB

Marsch des Lebens für Israel WEB

GRA Foundation against racism and antisemitism WEB

 

ISRAEL:

Jewish Agency for Israel WEB

KKL Israel WEB

Hatzad Hasheni, La Cara de la Verdad WEB

Ebenezer Operation Exodus, Jerusalem WEB

Ebenezer Haifa, House for Olim WEB

COLOMBIA:

CCJC Confederación de Comunidades Judías de Colombia WEB

Fundación Kehilat Yovel WEB

KKL Colombia FACEBOOK

Marcha de La Vida, Colombia FACEBOOK

GERMANY:

Marsch des Lebens WEB

March of the Nations WEB

 

USA:

ADL Anti Deformation League WEB  

Combat Anti-Semitism: WEB 

Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem WEB

Eagles Wings Ministry WEB

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