great Russian Aliya provided Israel with a professional force of
elite scientists and technicians. They could have turned Israel
into a technological superpower, but they weren’t given the
chance. Now, Russian immigration has slowed to a trickle because
there are not enough decent jobs. Physicists and electronic engineers
can be found sweeping floors in Jerusalem.
is dedicated to reversing this trend, fighting ‘brain drain’
and building futures. Leading the way is Prof. Herman Branover,
renowned physicist and ‘refusenik’ who heads Ben Gurion
University’s Dep’t. of Magnetohydrodynamics and has
directed SHAMIR since 1972.
Free Immigrant Employment Center in Jerusalem has served over 10,000
clients with such services as:
- Vocational counseling
- Finding suitable openings
- Promoting immigrant employment
- Securing appointments
- Preparing for interviews
- Job retraining
- Thousands of professional placements and therefore thousands
of families successfully settled.
- Five industrial enterprises, including high-tech companies,
initiated by SHAMIR have employed 400 recent immigrants.
- Among the most successful is SATEC, the SHAMIR Advanced Technology
and Engineering Center in Jerusalem, which has markets its state-of-the
art multi-phase power meters that prevent power grid crashes and
Free vocational consultation at SHAMIR