Shana Tova from Moshic Mor, Chairman and Gali Shahar-Efrat, CEO of Gvahim

The Land of Israel needed not only the immigrants, it needed the Pioneers, and the difference between them is simple. The immigrant comes to take from the land, the Pioneer comes to give to the land. Immigration to Israel is necessarily limited, and therefore there is a need for an elite type of immigration. Zionism is not a philanthropic enterprise. We need the excellent type of Jews who will develop our national home.” Ben Gurion speaking at the 18th Zionist Congress in Prague, 1933.

As we conclude another year of activities at Gvahim, we take the opportunity of Rosh Hashana to celebrate our achievements over this past year, and embrace the year to come, guided by the vision of building a greater Israel through the empowerment of new generations of Pioneers.

At Gvahim, new beginnings are the hallmark of our graduates and our organization, not only on Rosh Hashana, but throughout the year: new jobs, news startups, new small businesses, new partners & new programs. For our Olim, just moving to a new country, to start a new life, is a brave step that requires courage, creativity & perseverance. We are nothing but inspired by your determination & spirit and we are honored to be accompanying you on this meaningful journey!

As an organization dedicated to the success of new immigrants and returning citizens, witnessing our Alumni’s achievements in the Israeli job & entrepreneurship markets is our greatest joy. As we close this year, we not only celebrate your achievements, but we are also proud of the incredible potential we see in you to contribute to the future of Israel.

Driven by our conviction that successful Aliya is key to the future prosperity of Israel, Gvahim has aimed to tripled the capacity of its programs; to be able to support 1000 Olim & returning citizens a year to fulfill their professional aspirations in Israel. We firmly believe the state of Israel will greatly benefit from your knowledge, your skills and your energy.

We would like to sincerely thank all of our volunteers, mentors, consultants, donors, partners & the dedicated Gvahim team, for their invaluable contribution to achieving our mission. It is through this unique network of supporters, and our shared sense of purpose, that Gvahim has the ability, year after year, to reach new heights and to make a greater impact on Israel.

With more than 3000 Alumni, from 60 different countries, Gvahim is the hub for the largest international talent network in Israel. By continuing to strengthen our network, we will enhance our ability to support you in your next steps in Israel, and we invite you to take an active part in the Gvahim social & professional network. This Rosh Hashana, we are also proudly launching our new Gvahim Magazine, which will keep us all connected and updated on Gvahim’s news and activities.

This year again, let’s dream big, let’s embrace new challenges, let’s reach out to more people and broaden our programs into new areas. Let’s keep the spirit of ‘new beginnings’ all year round and continue planting the seeds of Israel’s prosperity for the years to come.

Thank you all for being part of Gvahim and helping us fulfill the vision of Israel’s founding fathers. Your involvement and commitment help us build a stronger country together. We wish you a great year of health, prosperity & fulfillment.

Shana Tova,

Gali & Moshic


GV MAG – Issue n. 1 – Rosh Ha-Shanah 5778 / September 2017