TEL AVIV (Jul. 27)
Eight young Jewish university graduates from the Soviet Union arrived in Israel today for a stay on a kibbutz.
They are the first to participated in the “Russian Orange” project, which is being jointly sponsored by the Mapam-affiliated Kibbutz Artzi, the Jewish Agency and the Foreign Ministry.
The students will attend a special Hebrew-language ulpan set up for them at Kibbutz Ein Dor for 10 to 12 weeks, and will also work half a day on the kibbutz.
They will be adopted by kibbutz families and will tour the country and attend seminars.
Initiators of the project hope that the participants will immigrate to Israel and will choose to live on a kibbutz.