Beneficial Absorption

The program offers assistance, support and accompaniment to immigrants and returning residents, families and individuals after their immigration or return to Israel
Partners: Ministry of Aliyah and Integration
Target Population: New immigrants
Program Duration: year

Beneficial Absorption

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Background on the program

The “Beneficial Absorption” program is a program of the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration that has been in operation since July 2018,
By Paamonim – a non-profit organization that strives for a reality in which families in Israel lead a balanced economic life.

The program offers assistance, support and accompaniment to immigrants and returning residents, families and individuals after their immigration or return to Israel and aims to strengthen and improve
Social-economic and personal adaptation and integration processes.

The program is based on the Ruppin Index for the integration of immigrants in Israel and a poverty-aware social work paradigm.


The “Beneficial Absorption” program operates nationwide, in 15 areas, in accordance with the layout of the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration.
In each area, the program team operates, including social workers and family counselors who speak a relevant language in the area, in direct contact with the service area of the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration
and the relevant district social worker.

Intervention axes

For each participant in the program, a tailored and holistic work plan is built that includes 6 axes of intervention relating to various aspects of the immigrant’s life:

  1. Exercising rights – exercising all rights in accordance with the family’s eligibility
  2. Family finances – balanced management of the family finances, including debt regulation
  3. Basic living conditions – improving basic living conditions with regard to housing, basic equipment, food security, health
  4. Employment – improving employment status with respect to integration into work, scope of job, income from work, and satisfaction
  5. Personal and family competence – strengthening the sense of self-efficacy of the individual and the family
  6. Social and community integration – reducing feelings of loneliness, strengthening a sense of belonging and increasing social capital

Responses in the Program

The plan includes four main types of responses:

(a) In-depth response – a holistic individual response designed for participants with motivation, capability, inquiries and a desire to work together for a significant change in a number of intervention axes,
while developing personal and family skills.

(b) Mediation and advocacy – the response focuses on exercising rights and mediation to the relevant entities in the community and is intended for participants who may find it difficult to implement an in-depth process.

(c) Emergency – an immediate response intended for participants referred with an acute need related to basic living conditions.

(d) Group response – lectures and workshops for program participants

Beneficial absorption in numbers:

Each year, about 500 households, or about 1,500 people, participate in “beneficial absorption”.

In 2021, 178 households in the program began receiving allowances and received retroactive reimbursements from state institutions in the amount of 755472.

Among 109 of the households, there was an improvement in their economic situation and 34 participants had a debt settlement.

Of the 191 participants who received employment assistance, 69 began working, 47 began studying, and 100 improved their salary or position.

123 of the participants were referred to social services departments and 64 were referred to other relevant responses in the community

48 began receiving emotional therapy and 89 families mediated the school system

Service language

space Service language
Upper Galilee Russian
Nof HaGalil Russian
Afula Russian
Haifa Russian
Krayot Russian
Hadera Russian
Netanya Russian and French
Petah Tikva Russian
Tel Aviv Russian and Spanish
Jerusalem Russian
Rishon Lezion Russian
Ashdod Russian
Ashkelon French
Sheva Russian
Eilat Russian

How to contact

Applying for the program can be done by contacting a district social worker in the area of the relevant Ministry of Aliyah and Integration according to the area of residence.

To examine the possibility of joining the program, you can contact the absorption consultant and/or the district social worker at the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration according to your area of residence.

Phone *2994:
Another phone: 03-9733333
Telephone response from Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 to 16:00. After the call center’s opening hours, you can leave a message by phone and they will get back to you within two business days.
Answering languages: Hebrew, Russian, English, French, Spanish; Portuguese and Amharic

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