BEN GURION AIRPORT: August 8th, 2019: 41 future Lone Soldiers and 103 children under the age of 17 will be among 242 North American Olim set to arrive in Israel next Wednesday, August 14 on a special Aliyah flight chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh, facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel (KKL), and Jewish National Fund-USA.
The new Olim are from a variety of backgrounds culturally and demographically – hailing from 22 US states and two Canadian provinces. They also include 21 medical professionals, three sets of twins, and a 28-day-old baby, who will officially become the youngest Oleh to make Aliyah with Nefesh B’Nefesh this summer.
A special welcome ceremony will be held at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival and is scheduled to include:Minister of Aliyah and Integration, Yoav Galant; World Chairman of KKL, Danny Atar; CEO and Director General of The Jewish Agency, Amira Ahronoviz; Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel and Mayor of Modi’in- Maccabim -Reut, Haim Bibas; and Co-Founders of Nefesh B’Nefesh, Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart.
About Nefesh B’Nefesh (www.nbn.org.il):
Founded in 2002, Nefesh B’Nefesh in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel and the Jewish National Fund-USA is dedicated to revitalizing Aliyah from North America and the UK by removing or minimizing the financial, professional, logistical and social obstacles of Aliyah. The support and comprehensive social services provided by Nefesh B’Nefesh to its nearly 60,000 newcomers has ensured that 90% of its Olim have remained in Israel.
Photo: Nefesh B’Nefesh