Ma­jor­ity of olim un­der-35

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

mak­ing aliyah in the years 2001-11, three Is­raelis came to Bri­tain, ac­cord­ing to a more re­cent JPR re­port.

As many as 60 per cent of the 2015 Bri­tish olim were un­der the age of 35; 23 per cent of the over­all group were chil­dren aged 17 or un­der and an­other 16 per cent aged be­tween 18 and 25, the Jewish Agency said.

Re­li­giously, 69 per cent de­fined them­selves as Ortho­dox; nine per cent tra­di­tional; five per cent sec­u­lar, four per cent Re­form or Lib­eral; three per cent Ma­sorti and 10 per cent “other”.

Jerusalem was the most pop­u­lar desti­na­tion for Bri­tish olim in 2015, with 17 per cent choos­ing to go to the Is­raeli cap­i­tal, fol­lowed by Tel Aviv at 14 per cent and Ne­tanya at 14 per cent.

Ed Tyler of youth move­ment FZY said that the aliyah rate from the group had re­mained “pretty steady”.

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