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#1 radioreuven

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

We're making aliyah within a year and deciding on where to settle. I am partial to the North due to the NBN benefits and it's rural nature.
Here are a few over things I need in the area we move to:
areas that have services for my 3 children (they all have minor-moderate learning disabilities)
areas that have a religious community (not 100% charedi but not too Modern either, needs ashkenaz shuls, religious schools)
areas that are affordable and safe

So far it looks like the Shomron is out of the question due to lack of resources, money and safety concerns.

Haifa and the surrounding areas look like a good possibility. Relatively affordable, enough resources and some religious communities.

With this in mind what is the best place or area to move to?
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:13 PM

Don't know so much about the North. But how about Moreshet?

http://www.nbn.org.i...e/community/175

(Also you can select region "North" and see write ups for many other places.)

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:04 PM

I'm not sure the immediate Haifa area is considered "the north" for these purposes....
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#4 Pinchas

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:30 PM

I think it is now.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:16 PM

I'm not sure the immediate Haifa area is considered "the north" for these purposes....


Rehasim and Haifa are part of the "Go North" program.

Anyone have any info on these two places?
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#6 radioreuven

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:31 PM

Don't know so much about the North. But how about Moreshet?

http://www.nbn.org.i...e/community/175

(Also you can select region "North" and see write ups for many other places.)


Thanks. Yeah it looks like a good possibility. I do need to find out what special needs resources they have in that area. Other than that it sounds like a good fit. I'm getting in touch with them.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:10 AM

there are a number of organizations that can provide info on children with learning disabilities and special needs. the larger the town that you move to, the more resources you will find. Unless you find a community which has a group of very activist parents on the subject, which can be a real boon.

The schools here vary widely. A great many people choose their neighborhoods because of the schools. the degree of religiosity is only one factor. One other thing that you could consider: How involved are the parents? Schools with greater parental involvement mean better schools.

I assume that employment will not be a factor, since you don't mention it?

In your other thread, you discuss getting a car. If you have children with special needs of any type, it may be your job to transport them. The value of a car cannot be overestimated, especially if you live in a rural area. Personally, I would forego many other things to own a car.

Personally, I believe that the north is going to blossom over the next few years. Major new infrastructure is being built there now after years of neglect. those who can get in now have a great opportunity.

Best of luck to you.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:05 PM

Rehasim and Haifa are part of the "Go North" program.

Anyone have any info on these two places?

Rechasim is predominantly haredi (80% according to NBN).
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:38 PM

Rechasim is predominantly haredi (80% according to NBN).



Yeah it's a little too stuffy for me.
It also doesn't have the housing or services I need.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

Rehasim and Haifa are part of the "Go North" program.

Anyone have any info on these two places?


I stand corrected. Haifa is not part of the Go North program. It is in the fine print Posted Image
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:26 PM

so what's your third choice?

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:56 PM

so what's your third choice?


I'm really looking hard at the Haifa area. I work in chemicals specifically chemical treating and there are jobs there especially with the recent oil/gas discoveries.

Most of the places in the Go North program either don't have the jobs, special ed services or a decent religious community.

Where would you suggest? I am open to most places...
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