Bet Shemesh, from its establishment and to this day, is home to many olim from different countries. Today, olim are 20% of the city's population.
The municipal department of absorption helps new and veteran olim with their move to and absorption in the city of Bet Shemesh.
The department staff includes project coordinators working with speakers of English, French, Russian and Amharic. The staff consults with and advises olim even before they arrive in Bet Shemesh, and offer support for optimal integration within the community. In addition there is a center for absorption of olim from Ethiopia at the Zinman community center.
The department offers a wide range of services, including:
Municipal department of Aliyah and Absorption
Bet Ha'Oleh, Hadekel Blvd 16
Phone: 02-9997704, 9997924. Fax: 02-9995540
Phone answered daily at Bet Ha'Oleh between the hours of 8:30-13:00
⃰ Reception hours are especially flexible for future olim who are on pilot trips, as well as phone calls with time differences.