The Jewish Agency Department of Immigration and Absorption: Options for Change 1987
Author: Israel Katz, Arye Globerson, Yaakov Kop, Joseph Neipris, Jimmy Weinblatt
September 29, 1987
In 1985, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, Jerold Hoffberger, requested the Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel to conduct a comprehensive study of the Jewish Agency Department of Immigration and Absorption. In doing so, they were aware of our practice of presenting alternatives to the status quo as part of our examination of current policy issues.
This study sought to identify central or strategic issues in the operation of the Department of Immigration and Absorption, which, if properly dealt with, could lead to considerable improvements in the handling of aliya and absorption. It should be stressed that this report does not deal with special situations of “mass immigration,” but rather with aliya within the dimensions that we have known for the past 20 years.
This publication is available upon request.