Definitions

What is an “olim”?

Olim is the word used to describe Jewish immigrants to Israel. It is a plural of oleh (masculine singular) or olah (feminine singular).

What does “making aliyah” mean?

"Making aliyah" is the process of Jewish immigration to Israel. The Hebrew word “aliyah” means to “go up.”

What is the fSU?

The term fSU refers to the former Soviet Union. This includes: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.