NBN Checks Bounce - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Elianah
    • 21.10.12 | 18:13 (IST)

    If you're arriving as a new NBN oleh, make sure you have your own money (~$5K) for the first few months. NBN grant checks, if they are backed by money, take 3 weeks to clear. However, in my ulpan, 50% of the grant checks bounced! Their job help is also non-existent. Come to Israel with professional contacts in your field, and don't rely on NBN's "it'll be okay, we have a career counselor" line...they email around 1 or 2 jobs per month and they're really crap jobs for minimum wage. And regardless of what NBN tells you, YOU WILL NEED TO LEARN HEBREW. If you have trouble learning languages, 5 months of ulpan is nowhere near enough and not having Hebrew will be a horrible disadvantage for any jobs other than engineering jobs.

    from the article: New immigrants say Nefesh B'Nefesh abandoned them when they needed practical help
    First published 21:48 20.10.12 | Last updated 21:48 20.10.12
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