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Olim Advisors March Webinars Offer Tips on Aliyah, Israeli Real Estate

Bruce and June Kamins, at a Leket volunteer event.

If you’re poised to take a big step in your connection to the State of Israel, one proven ally you should enlist is Olim Advisors.

Established in 2016 by a brother and sister who made aliyah years earlier, Olim Advisors has developed deep expertise to help English speakers outside the land of Israel. The company provides concierge services to those making aliyah, to support them in resettling; and assisting people outside the land in navigating successfully through the different hurdles to purchase a home in Israel.

The company has proven to be quite skilled and successful in both areas. But don’t just take my word for it.

“Rafi [Shulman, co-founder] and the team at Olim Advisors were fantastic to collaborate with,” said a client from Edison, New Jersey, who recently purchased a home in Israel with help from Olim Advisors. “To begin with, Rafi took the time to understand my needs. He offered valuable insights and recommended contacts for my mortgage and legal needs, ensuring a smooth transaction. He also maintained communication throughout to ensure the process was progressing successfully.”

“Bruce and I made aliyah to Ir Yamim, Netanya, from Teaneck in 2022,” said June Kamins. “We are both retired. Having limited Hebrew made moving to Israel a daunting prospect for us, as there are so many appointments with different agencies and government departments you need to have in order to set up your life here. I contacted Olim Advisors before we left the U.S. and Lara [Itzhaki, co-founder] explained what her company offered and was so friendly and helpful. We signed up for their services and it was the best decision we made.

“Within a matter of weeks of our arrival we had appointments arranged for our identity cards, passports, driving licenses, medical cards and all the utilities and taxes for our rental apartment set up in our name,” Kamins said. “All the Olim Advisors staff members we worked with held our hands throughout the entire process, answered all our questions promptly and were so pleasant to work with. Moving to another country is hard when you aren’t fluent in the language but having a company like Olim Advisors made it so much easier.”

Olim Advisors invites community members to attend their spring Aliyah and Israeli Real Estate Webinars: Sunday March 17, 2 -3:30 p.m. ET; and Sunday, March 31, 1-2:30 p.m. ET.

Olim Advisors has assembled a panel of very knowledgeable real estate professionals and Olim who want to help people make Aliyah and buy a home in Israel. The webinars will address a number of topics including:

Tips on making aliyah for people who are 50 and older, as well as for families making aliyah with kids.

The Karsh family.

Advice on buying a home in Israel.

Guidance on obtaining a mortgage.

Insight into the legal aspects of buying a home.

Information about transferring money to Israel.

These webinars will also showcase four communities—Jerusalem, Nahariya, Netanya and Modi’in—by featuring olim talking about each community. In addition, real estate professionals will discuss pre-sale and unique buying opportunities in each community.

To register for one of these free webinars, visit www.olimadvisors.com/webinarJL  or send email to: [email protected]

Olim Advisors is proud to work with an impressive roster of participating companies for these webinars:

IsraTransfer is Israel’s leading foreign currency provider. They offer friendly and efficient service at a highly competitive cost—tailored to meet clients’ unique needs. They provide an alternative to customers who are not satisfied with the dominance and high fees of banks. See: https://www.isratransfer.com/

The Avraham Levinsky Law firm specializes in working with Anglo and foreign investors who wish to invest in the Israeli real estate market. Its top priority is to provide a high level of service and to guide its clients step-by-step through the entire process until they receive the keys to their new property.

As one of the largest and most experienced real estate offices in Jerusalem, RE/MAX Vision has a team of experienced, professional real estate agents who will assist olim in buying, selling or renting their dream home in Jerusalem. All of their agents are experts in their respective neighborhoods and as licensed professionals, they are dedicated to providing clients with the highest levels of service, in buying, selling or renting properties in Jerusalem. See: https://www.remaxjerusalem.com/en/about

Over a decade after making aliyah, in conjunction with two other mortgage experts, and with well over a billion shekels financed—Omega Mortgages uses experience, purchasing power and its connections to tailor the best mortgages for its clients and their needs.

Home In Israel Real Estate has been operating in Netanya since 2002 and teamed up with international company Keller Williams. They specialize in marketing new residential projects and selling more resale properties than any other real estate office in Netanya. They provide their clients a one-stop shop, including financial and legal advice from the best bankers, advisors and lawyers. See: https://homeinisrael.com/

Rebecca Franks, together with her business partner Yaron Goldberger, founded HaBayit Shelanu in 2022, which quickly grew to become one of the leading real estate agencies in Modiin. They work with clients to help them find the right home—whether that involves aiding clients to narrow down the neighborhoods that would fit their family, or if it means helping them come up with a realistic budget to suit their lifestyle requirements. Rebecca made aliyah from the UK and bought a home in Modiin, which helps her relate to foreign and Anglo buyers and ensures that they receive the level of care and guidance they deserve.

Olim Advisors is honored to work as well with Electra Residences and Zemach Hammerman on these webinars.

David Karsh shared with The Jewish Link: “My wife Miriam Zelda and I made the move to Israel with our seven kids (yes, seven!) in August of 2022 from Atlanta. My wife is a pediatrician and I own a gourmet cotton candy company called Cotton Cravings. One thing I can say with certainty is that I don’t know how we would have done it without Olim Advisors.

“My wife and I had been talking about making aliyah for years and the thought of ‘where do we even begin to plan this move’ was almost too daunting to overcome and could have derailed our dream from the start,” Karsh continued. “We thank God for agencies like Nefesh B’Nefesh that helped get the ball rolling and guided us along the long and winding aliyah process—but even with all their incredible help—there was still plenty of hand-holding that we needed.

“Olim Advisors helped us identify specific neighborhoods … that would offer the best fit for the needs of our family, including, most importantly, neighborhoods with schools which would offer our children the softest landing possible—this was absolutely invaluable and helped make our move as successful as possible, knowing that our kids would find themselves positioned for success immediately.”

Karsh concluded: “Olim Advisors’ impact on our lives is immeasurable, in that they directly helped us with decisions that we took for granted in America, but could have otherwise proven very challenging in Israel—choosing the right bank, the right dentist, buying a used car, even helping us find the right internet and cell phone companies—basic necessities that go far beyond anything offered anywhere else and are so critical to our quality of life as we adjust to a completely new culture.”

For more information on Olim Advisors, please see their website at:


Harry Glazer is the Middlesex County Editor of The Jewish Link. He’s in his happy place when he gets to report on Israeli organizations that make a substantial impact on people’s lives, like Olim Advisors. Harry can be reached at [email protected]

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