Foreign citizens have been banned from entering Israel since the beginning of the Corona crisis. Today, Ofer Lafler, spokesperson for the Israeli Aviation Authority notified Chaim V'Chessed CEO Rabbi … [Read more...] about Foreigners to be Banned Until at Least December 1
Chaim V'Chessed continues to be inundated by calls relating to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. While the inquiries span the entire gamut of concerns, we have been particularly attentive to issues specific to English speakers. Towards that end, please see the updates below.
Just recently, the Health Ministry announced a method for receiving exemptions from quarantine based on serological (antibodies) testing. This move was hailed as a significant benefit for many who had … [Read more...] about Antibodies Exemptions Suspended
Jews You Should Know is a fascinating podcast program. The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, interviews interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. As Rabbi Koretsky says, … [Read more...] about Wide Ranging Podcast Interview with Chaim V’Chessed CEO
THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. SEE OCTOBER 20 UPDATE HERE All passengers arriving in Israel from Red countries are required to quarantine for 14 days. Until now, there has been a limited process … [Read more...] about Antibody Tests Now Accepted for Quarantine Exemptions
Since August, Israel has regarded England as a Green country. This has meant that travelers arriving from England have been exempt from quranatine upon arrival in Israel. Now, due to rising … [Read more...] about England to Turn Red
Israel's cabinet has voted to extend the current, stringent lockdown until Sunday, October 18 at 12 AM. This means that, as of now, the lockdown will end on Motzai Shabbos, at midnight. At the same … [Read more...] about Lockdown Extended until Sunday, Flight Ban Lifted
WATCH VIDEO HERE It has been a challenging year, but Sukkos has arrived! Along with the general populace, English speakers in Israel have experienced their share of difficulties in the past many … [Read more...] about Video Replay: Sukkos 2020 Event
As Chaim V’Chessed has reported extensively, since the start of the current lockdown, single students have been barred from entering Israel. Married students have been granted entry permits under … [Read more...] about Students to Be Allowed Entry Starting October 18
During the current, strict lockdown, passengers are prohibited from flying out of Israel on tickets purchased after September 26, unless they meet certain criteria, as delineated here. As … [Read more...] about Outbound Flights for Foreigners
Since September 25, Israel is under a stringent lockdown. While some government offices remain open, access is severely restricted. In the first Corona wave, Chaim V'Chessed successfully petitioned … [Read more...] about Visas Extended Until Nov. 30
Since the start of the stringent lockdown, outbound travel thru Ben Gurion Airport has been restricted. Passengers are only permitted to depart on flights if their tickets were purchased prior to … [Read more...] about Outbound Flight Requirements
It has been a challenging year, but Sukkos is arriving! Along with the general populace, English speakers in Israel have experienced their share of difficulties in the past many months. … [Read more...] about Exciting Sukkos Event!