About the Aliyah Return Center


Aliyah Return Center (ARC) is an Israel based registered non-profit organization,
helping Jewish new immigrants establish roots in the land of Israel and thrive.

We are a Bible-believing, prophecy-fulfilling, non-proselytizing,
ministry built on a foundation of love in uncompromising faith.

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“The Lord will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Foreigners will join them and unite with the descendants of Jacob. Nations will take them and bring them to their own place. And Israel will take possession of the nations and make them male and female servants in the Lord’s land.”

Isaiah 14:1



Our Story – How the ARC got started

One dark night, at age 15, Chaim Malespin (CoFounder/Director of Operation at the ARC) made Aliyah together with his family. Even as they held tightly to ancient prophecies, he didn’t realize then that he was part of the process of “Israel’s Great Restoration.”

Chaim’s own Aliyah journey gave him insight into the hardest part of Aliyah for the millions of Jewish people who relocate to the Land of Promise – that of Absorption. What does “Making Aliyah” really mean? What happens after you step off the plane?

You need to find a job, a place to live, learn Hebrew, connect to a community, etc.
Integrating into a new society requires the determination of a pioneer.
Integration, attachment, acculturation – these are hard, and loneliness can be a real issue as the first steps are taken in a new Land.



Chaim Malespin, CoFounder and Director of Operations at the Aliyah Return Center

Chaim Malespin


Chaim learned however, to his surprise, that God has specifically, throughout the bible, called the Nations of the earth to facilitate the Restoration of the Holy Land!

Three decades ago, Dean Bye, now Chaim’s father in law and founder of Return Ministries, read Romans 11:11 on the license plate of the car in front of him. For the first time, he realized that God was calling him, a Gentile who had received God’s Salvation, to “make Israel jealous.” So he left his successful business in Canada with a new call on his life: to bring needy exiled Jewish immigrants out of the former Soviet Union and into their rightful Promised Land.

Together they partnered to bring the warmth of a home to those with nowhere to go, and founded the Aliyah Return Center.

Dean Bye, Founder of Return Ministries

Dean Bye




Partners we work together with



City of Tiberias

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Return Ministries

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Government of Israel

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Ministry of Aliyah & Integration

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