233 new olim (immigrants) took their first steps in their new home Tuesday morning.
The olim flew from New York to Israel Monday as part of a special immigration flight of the Nefesh B'Nefesh organization. The flight was facilitated in cooperation with Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel, Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel, JNF-USA and Tzofim-Garin Tzabar.
About 70 young men and women from the immigrants will enlist in the IDF, joining the 3,000 lone soldiers currently serving in the Israeli army.
Approximately 2,000 new immigrants have moved to Israel from the US and Canada this summer.