Immigration from Brazil on the rise
According to figures from the Jewish Agency, the past two years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of immigrants to Israel from Brazil. There were 500 olim from there in 2015 compared to just 210 in 2013, the agency said.
The organization estimates that this trend will only continue, and close to 800 will arrive in Israel in 2016 (around 300 have come so far this year). Last week, representatives of the Jewish Agency and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry held aliya fairs in both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. • Jerusalem Post staff