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72 new immigrants (Olim) from North America land in Israel


Among the 72 Olim that landed at Ben Gurion Airport this morning are 20 future IDF Lone Soldiers – ‘present-day Maccabees,’ making for a wonderful Chanukah present.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


72 new immigrants (Olim) from North America, including 20 soon-to-be IDF Lone Soldiers, landed this morning, December 28, in Israel on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group Aliyah flight, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel, JNF-USA.

20 future Lone Soldiers - ‘present-day Maccabees' arrive in Israel 28 Dec 2016. - Photo/ Ben Kelmer, courtesy of Nefesh B'Nefesh

20 future Lone Soldiers – ‘present-day Maccabees’ arrive in Israel 28 Dec 2016. – Photo: Ben Kelmer, courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh

These young men and women are drafting with the Tzofim-Garin Tzabar program and will serve in the IDF as part of the Nefesh B’Nefesh Lone Soldiers Program. Continue Reading »

Aliyah ‘airlift’ begins Tuesday bringing 2000 new immigrants from US, Canada


The first of the Summer 2016 chartered Nefesh B’Nefesh planes is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, carrying 220 olim who chose to turn down potentially lucrative job offers.

By Efrat Forsher


Some 220 North American Jews are expected to make aliyah Tuesday on a chartered plane under the auspices of the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization.

North American Jews arrive on a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight in 2015, escorted by then-Absorption Minister Zeev Elkin – Photo: Yossi Zeliger

The organization says it plans to fly almost 2,000 olim from Canada and the United States this summer, joining the 45,000 who have made aliyah through the organization over the years. Continue Reading »

At 95 yrs-old Dorothy Immigrates to Israel – It’s Never Too Late!


With the aid of the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization, 95-year-old Dorothy Truttner finally immigrated to Israel, saying, “All my life I dreamed of living in Israel but only made it today. It has taken me a long time to fulfill this dream, but it’s never too late.”

By Yossi Aloni


“All my life I dreamed of living in Israel but only made it today. It has taken me a long time to to fulfill this dream, but it’s never too late,” said the 95-year-old Dorothy Truttner after her immigration to Israel made possible with the aid of the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization. Continue Reading »

Ashdod to get Israel’s newest, most modern hospital


Directors of the new Ashdod hospital, in conjunction with Nefesh B’Nefesh, went to America to enlist the help of US medical professionals to work in Israel’s newest, state of the art hospital.

By Itamar Eichner


Candidates for Aliyah with medical backgrounds recently attended an event in New York hosted by the directors of a new state of the art hospital being built in Ashdod, in partnership with Nefesh B’Nefesh.

Israel currently has a shortage of doctors, and is looking abroad at potential new immigrants to help fill the gap.

“If you’re considering making aliyah, it’s important to keep the security situation in mind. Continue Reading »

Despite Arab Terror on Jews, 65 North American New Immigrants Arrive in Tel Aviv


Undeterred by the latest wave of Palestinian violence, 65 Canadian and US Jews, aged 10 months – 83 years old, decided to make Israel their new home.

By Shifra Shomron


Despite the current wave of terror attacks against Israelis in recent days, which has the country on high alert and has seen civilians determinedly protecting themselves from knife attacks, 65 new immigrants (or Olim) from the United States and Canada landed in Israel yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

They came via El Al Israel airlines, on a Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) group Aliyah flight which was facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel, and JNF-USA.
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Nefesh B’Nefesh: 232 American New Immigrants landed in Israel today

The group of 232 Olim [New Immigrants],  from New York’s JFK airport, that include 29 families, 86 singles and 59 ‘Lone Soldiers’ landed today in the Jewish State!



Two hundred and thirty-two new immigrants arrived in Israel on Tuesday morning aboard a Nefesh B’Nefesh aliya charter flight. Among those on board, 59 will be joining the Israel Defense Forces as lone soldiers. The flight departed on Monday from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

59 lone soldiers make Aliyah on the August 17 Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah flight from New York. – Photo: Sharhar Azran

The flight was facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliya & Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel, JNF-USA, and Tzofim-Garin Tzabar. Continue Reading »

Staff Sgt. ‘Dr. Golani’, Ph.D., receives Nefesh B’Nefesh leadership award

From Alabama, & too old to be drafted, Asaf Stein, Ph.D., battled with the IDF to volunteer for the army in a combat position, and won.

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American New Immigrants Land as Rockets Hit Israel


Despite Israel’s home front becoming the front line, dozens of idealistic American immigrants fulfill their dreams.

By i24news


Despite the sirens and loud explosions heard throughout central Israel, a group of 64 American Jewish immigrants landed in Israel on Tuesday, Ynet News reported.

Nefesh B'Nefesh group arrives in Israel (archive) - Photo courtesy Nefesh B'Nefesh press photo gallery

Nefesh B’Nefesh group arrives in Israel (archive) – Photo: courtesy Nefesh B’Nefesh press photo gallery

The immigrants came from the American states of Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia, will be moving to the Israeli cities of Beit Shemesh, Givat Shmuel, Hadera, Jerusalem, Karmiel, Modiin, Nes Tziona, Ra’anana, Ramat Beit Shemesh, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv and Beersheba. Continue Reading »

1000 Jewish New Yorkers at Times Square to talk about aliyah


Over 1,000 Jews & Israelis from New York area show up to Aliyah Mega Event to get information & advice about moving to Israel.

The event focused on making aliyah to the Galilee and Negev. One fairgoer said, ‘I was moved by Israel after going on Birthright.’

By Yori Yalon


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20 American dentists planning aliya take Israel’s theoretical exam in New Jersey


Health Ministry sends Israel’s chief of dental medicine to U.S. to supervise theoretical exam towards obtaining an Israeli Dental License by those planning Aliya.



For the second time in three years, the Health Ministry sent its head of dental medicine to the US to supervise the theoretical exam toward obtaining a dental license by those who plan aliya.


Dentists who took the exam in New Jersey. – Photo: SHAHAR AZRA

Dr. Shlomo Zusman went to New Jersey to preside on Monday over the exam, the same exam given to Israeli dental school graduates this week but in English. Continue Reading »

125 new IDF recruits out of 330 new immigrants arrive in Israel


Almost half of the Nefesh B’Nefesh flight carrying 330 new immigrants from North America are eager to serve in IDF combat units.

New immigrants were greeted at the airport by a host of Israeli dignitaries, including Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar.

By Eran Suissa & Israel Hayom Staff



A charter plane dubbed the “soldiers’ flight” touched down in Israel on Tuesday morning, bringing 125 young American Jews ready to don uniforms and join the ranks of the Israel Defense Forces.

Immigrating to enlist in the IDF – Photo:: Shahar Azran

The flight, carrying a total of 330 new immigrants from North America, included 63 men and 62 women aged 18 to 22 who will soon be inducted into the armed forces, most of them slated for combat. Continue Reading »

190 ‘Lone Soldiers’ Complete IDF’s Hebrew Course – ‘Ulpan’

This week, some 190 “Lone Soldiers” finished an ‘Ulpan’, a special Hebrew crash-course run by the IDF’s education branch.

By David Lev


Some 190 “Lone Soldiers”, immigrants who have come to Israel without their families to serve in the Israeli army, finished a special Hebrew instruction course run by the IDF this week.

Lone soldiersThe soldiers, about 100 of whom are headed to combat units, recently made Aliyah from 25 countries from around the world: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Venezuela.

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