News & updates: July-August 2023

  With great sadness, we bade farewell to a friend and former Telfed Chairman, Itz Kalmonowitz Z”L on 24 July (6 Av). Itz was an ardent Zionist, from his youth in Habonim and through his involvement in the South African Zionist Federation. A qualified accountant, Itz made Aliyah in 1983 and settled in Jerusalem. Soon […]

Telfed recap infographic

News and updates – June 2023

In May 1948, soon after the declaration of Independence of the State of Israel, the Egyptian army advanced and reached the Ad Halom bridge on the outskirts of Ashdod. They aimed to cross the bridge and capture the city of Tel Aviv. If this had happened, Israel would have lost the War of Independence. The […]

Celebrating 75 years, together

In celebration of Telfed’s 75th birthday, we invite South African, Southern African and Australian Olim to join us for a Toast to Telfed! Simultaneous celebrations will take place in 7 cities at 7pm on Wednesday 7 June. Space is limited. To reserve your place, click on the city you’d like to celebrate in*: Tel Aviv  […]

Yom Hashoah: J’Accuse film premiere

The widely acclaimed film J’Accuse!, by Michael Kretzmer, giving a voice to Lithuanian Holocaust victims will premiere at a one-time showing in Israel on Yom Hashoah, 18 April 2023, sponsored by Telfed and the Wits Alumni. Kretzmer will be in person to discuss the documentary’s message with the audience after the screening. “…filmmaker Michael Kretzmer […]

Chanukah 2022

Dear Telfed Covid was a hard hit as I lost all my business. I have finally got work and am now able to afford groceries each month and my small business is starting to grow so I can support my family. We pray that all goes well with us. With a full heart, I want […]

Applying for an Israeli Passport

New Olim are eligible to apply for a passport after 90 days from their Aliyah date or before if they sign a document that says that they are willing to waive the right to renounce Israeli citizenship. However, it is recommended to wait until after 90 days as some government clerks might not be willing to let […]