Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

EL PAÍS Semanal commissioned me to photograph a story about the current rise in immigration of French Jews to Israel, following the terror attack on Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher in Paris. Read the story online

Author: Juan Carlos Sanz

Photo Editor: Martin Esteban Almudena

Photo caption: Members of the French Jewish community are seen at a coffee shop in Jerusalem, Israel, on March 11, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Members of the French Jewish community are seen at a coffee shop in Jerusalem, Israel, on March 11, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young French Jews attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants. Masa Israel Journey is a joint initiative of the Israeli government and The Jewish Agency which aims to strengthen young Jews' connections to Israel and deepen their Jewish identities. Approximately 1,300 young French Jews participated in Masa programs in 2014, and that number is expected to grow significantly in 2015. Some two-thirds of French Jewish participants choose to immigrate upon concluding their Masa experience.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young French Jews attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen smoking, as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen at a coffee shop, as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants. 

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen using their smartphones prior to a music concert held during an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France cheer and react as they watch a music concert held during an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Marc (2nd L) a French Jewish immigrant who has requested not to disclose his last name, talks with Giordana Anticoli (L), an Italian Jewish immigrant, Natalia Kalinska (2nd R), who has immigrated to Israel from Slovakia about 10 years ago and with Tal Menachem (R), at Beit Brodetski, a Young Immigrants Program in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

French Jewish immigrants Eytan Hodara (L) and Lea Israel (R) talk with their Hebrew teacher Hadas, following a Hebrew lesson at the Ulpan of Beit Brodetski, a Young Immigrants Program in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young French Jewish immigrants are seen as they sit in a restaurant in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young French Jewish immigrants are seen as they sit in a restaurant in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Israeli magazines in French are displayed at a currency exchange booth in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

A French Jewish immigrant is seen at a currency exchange booth in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

An Israeli walks past a French real estate agency in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Members of the French Jewish community Meyer Krief and his wife Viviane Cohen are seen as they sit in a coffee shop in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel
Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

EL PAÍS Semanal commissioned me to photograph a story about the current rise in immigration of French Jews to Israel, following the terror attack on Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher in Paris. Read the story online

Author: Juan Carlos Sanz

Photo Editor: Martin Esteban Almudena

Photo caption: Members of the French Jewish community are seen at a coffee shop in Jerusalem, Israel, on March 11, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Members of the French Jewish community are seen at a coffee shop in Jerusalem, Israel, on March 11, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young French Jews attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants. Masa Israel Journey is a joint initiative of the Israeli government and The Jewish Agency which aims to strengthen young Jews' connections to Israel and deepen their Jewish identities. Approximately 1,300 young French Jews participated in Masa programs in 2014, and that number is expected to grow significantly in 2015. Some two-thirds of French Jewish participants choose to immigrate upon concluding their Masa experience.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young French Jews attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen smoking, as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen at a coffee shop, as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants. 

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen as they attend an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France are seen using their smartphones prior to a music concert held during an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young Jews from France cheer and react as they watch a music concert held during an immigration information fair organized by The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption for about a 1,000 French-speaking Jewish young people currently participating in Masa Israel Journey program, at the Jerusalem Theater in Israel, on March 11, 2015, where they are presented with information on the various immigration tracks available to them as well as on the benefits presented to new immigrants.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Marc (2nd L) a French Jewish immigrant who has requested not to disclose his last name, talks with Giordana Anticoli (L), an Italian Jewish immigrant, Natalia Kalinska (2nd R), who has immigrated to Israel from Slovakia about 10 years ago and with Tal Menachem (R), at Beit Brodetski, a Young Immigrants Program in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

French Jewish immigrants Eytan Hodara (L) and Lea Israel (R) talk with their Hebrew teacher Hadas, following a Hebrew lesson at the Ulpan of Beit Brodetski, a Young Immigrants Program in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young French Jewish immigrants are seen as they sit in a restaurant in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Young French Jewish immigrants are seen as they sit in a restaurant in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Israeli magazines in French are displayed at a currency exchange booth in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

A French Jewish immigrant is seen at a currency exchange booth in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

An Israeli walks past a French real estate agency in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

Commissions - EL PAÍS Semanal - French Jewish Immigration to Israel

Members of the French Jewish community Meyer Krief and his wife Viviane Cohen are seen as they sit in a coffee shop in the coastal city of Netanya, home to the biggest French Jewish community in Israel, on March 12, 2015.

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