All returnees from abroad must observe 14 days of strict quarantine. There are many rumors, and much misinformation regarding exemptions from quarantine. The only way to exit quarantine … [Read more...] about Quarantine Exemption Misinformation
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.
The Jerusalem Municipality has been closed to the public since mid-March. This has stymied many citizens seeking to tend to to various municipal matters. One of the most pressing issues for many … [Read more...] about Jerusalem Arnona Offices Reopen
On Wednesday, June 10, Chaim V'Chessed's CEO, Rabbi Paysach Freedman was a featured guest on Aguda Live. Aguda Live is a popular program presented by Agudath Israel of America, hosted by Rabbis Avi … [Read more...] about Agudah Live Webinar Features Chaim V’Chessed
On Wednesday, June 10, the Israeli government, once again, extended the ban on foreigners entering the country. The ban will stay in effect until at least July 1. In light of reports which stated … [Read more...] about Foreigner Ban Extended Again, Causing Misconceptions
Scores of families have begun returning to Israel from abroad. All passengers arriving from overseas are required to quarantine for 14 days after entering Israel. This applies to all, even if they … [Read more...] about Rabbis Issue Letter Urging Strict Quarantine
Chaim V'Chessed continues to be at the forefront of the ongoing saga of entry permits to Israel. Unmarried Students As we reported last week, unmarried students are now barred from entering … [Read more...] about Continued Difficulties for Visa Holder Families
Despite yesterday’s sudden ban on unmarried students entering Israel, numerous students- who had previously received permits- succeeded in boarding flights yesterday (Wednesday). Single students who … [Read more...] about Arriving Students Detained in Airport, Eventually Allowed in
Since yesterday's shocking announcement that unmarried students are barred from returning to Israel, the phones in Chaim V'Chessed have not stopped ringing: from irate yeshiva and seminary heads whose … [Read more...] about Complications Abound for Foreign Students Abroad
This afternoon, the Interior Ministry abruptly slammed the brakes on the travel plans of many students. In recent days, the Ministry released a program for institutions to obtain entry permits to … [Read more...] about Permission Yanked from Single Students!
Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, many important government offices have been shuttered. After being closed for nearly three months, Bituach Leumi will reopen to the public on Sunday, June … [Read more...] about Bituach Leumi Offices to Reopen
As of last week, yeshivas and institutions have been obtaining entry permits for student visas holders who reside in Israel. We once again thank the Interior Ministry officials who have made this … [Read more...] about Difficulties Obtaining Entry Permits
All passengers arriving in Israel are required to quarantine for 14 days. The Health Ministry has now established certain criteria for possible exemptions from quarantine for passengers who have … [Read more...] about Quarantine Exemptions