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News and updates about Aliyah

The Band-Aid Aliyah conception

Unfortunately we are indeed a stubborn people. Without getting repeatedly hit on the head we don’t internalize the message. Must we wait until blood flows on college campuses in America and on the streets of Lakewood and Monsey, New York?

The Band-Aid Aliyah conception

British comedian:

'Britain is a dying society. I’ll be fine in Israel'

Lee Kern reflects on the country where he was raised and looks forward to leaving it for the Jewish homeland: 'I’ll be fine in Israel. It’s the most dynamic, creative, and positive place I’ve ever been.'

'Britain is a dying society. I’ll be fine in Israel'

Change the aliyah focus now!

There is a better approach to aliyah than spending fortunes to bring Jews from Western countries. Opinion

Change the aliyah focus now!

Emergency aliyah conference

The May 1st grassroots conference will focus on post-October 7 aliyah challenges and the crisis on college campuses throughout America.

Emergency aliyah conference

Jewish-British comedian to make aliyah to Israel

Writer and comedian Lee Kern announces he will be moving to the Jewish State, Minister of Immigration and Absorption congratulates: 'No doubt that the thousands of olim since October 7 give Israel a backbone to defeat our enemy!'

Jewish-British comedian to make aliyah to Israel

The Aliyah Program:

Helping olim buy a home in Israel

Meny Greenbaum, founder and owner of the Meny Group, spoke to Arutz Sheva – Israel National News on buying real estate in Israel: 'We believe that this is the only place where Jews should be.'

Helping olim buy a home in Israel

Letter from a distant Dad

The characters and details in these letters are a fictional parable about the relationship between American Jewry and the Jews living in the land of Israel. Op-ed.

Letter from a distant Dad

7 killed in rocket strike on synagogue in India

Knesset Diaspora Affairs Committee demands govt. act to bring Bnei Menashe to Israel after members killed in going ethnic conflict.

7 killed in rocket strike on synagogue in India

720 North American immigrants arrived in Israel since war began

Fourth quarter Aliyah requests up 142% from previous year. 50% of immigrants driven by Zionism, while 6% cite antisemitism as their reason.

720 North American immigrants arrived in Israel since war began

Living in the Land - now!

Solving Israel’s true PR Problem- American aliyah - must be a priority for hasbara. Book review.

Living in the Land - now!

Fallen soldier's parents fulfill his will and move to Israel

The parents of lone soldier Nathaniel Young, who fell on October 7th, decided to follow their son's path and made aliyah.

Fallen soldier's parents fulfill his will and move to Israel

Amidst war with Hamas: Dozens of new immigrants arrive in Israel

Newcomers from the US touch down in Israel, undeterred by ongoing security situation.

Amidst war with Hamas: Dozens of new immigrants arrive in Israel

The Aliyah Gate is closing

The gate of Aliyah is still open but their minds are closed. Is God posing challenges to test their loyalty? Will He reject them?

The Aliyah Gate is closing

MK Illouz:

'North American olim run to Israel out of deep Zionism'

MK Dan Illouz (Likud) visited the Nefesh B'Nefesh offices in Jerusalem to learn about the extensive activities of the organization.

'North American olim run to Israel out of deep Zionism'

A message no one wants to hear

There are people with sensitive and high-powered souls who instinctively feel the emptiness of Judaism in gentile lands.

A message no one wants to hear

Approaching aliya - youthfully

How to solve, all at once, the difficulties of Aliyah: acculturation, making a living, learning the language, making friends, and more.Op-ed

Approaching aliya - youthfully

INN Special:

Coming home - from the US to Israel

Israel National News accompanied 215 Olim on their journey from JFK Airport in New York to Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.

Coming home - from the US to Israel

11 families make Aliyah from France to Samaria

Newest arrivals greeted in Yakir as number of families who have made Aliyah from France to Samaria reaches 120.

11 families make Aliyah from France to Samaria

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215 Olim from the US and Canada land in Israel

For the first time in history of Nefesh B’Nefesh’s flights, Olim given the opportunity to complete their immigration process on the plane.

215 Olim from the US and Canada land in Israel

The passion of our time - memories of Rabbi Gold zt"l

In response to an magazine article entitled "Why are Serious Jews Like Us Living in America?" Rabbi Sholom Gold wrote the following essay.

The passion of our time - memories of Rabbi Gold zt"l

Can’t make Aliyah? Here are 5 things that you can do

The only way a Jew can make it to Eretz Yisrael is out of a deep desire from within or from a serious physical threat from without. Op-ed.

Can’t make Aliyah? Here are 5 things that you can do

From fans to players

Don’t be a fan! Get on the field and help us play the game! Op-ed.

From fans to players

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Rabbi Shalom Gold laid to rest

Follow the funeral of a great Torah scholar and vocal supporter of Aliyah to Israel.

Rabbi Shalom Gold laid to rest

Aliyah Minister meets with Israeli-Anglo community rabbis

The meeting was attended by Rabbis of local Israeli communities, which are home to thousands of immigrant families.

Aliyah Minister meets with Israeli-Anglo community rabbis

'I feel like part of a family'

Join the fastest-growing 55+ community in Israel

'No matter who you are, you'll be able to fit in. That's really the great thing about it,' says a new resident of Ahuzat Yonatan.

Join the fastest-growing 55+ community in Israel

Special 'pioneering' event for new Gush Etzion immigrants

Aliyah and 'Pioneering' at Gush Etzion's Mt. Kanub Farm.

Special 'pioneering' event for new Gush Etzion immigrants

Aliyah:

'There are setbacks, you just need to be determined'

Yishai Fleisher talks to immigrants to Israel about what it was like moving to Israel, and how it's been since.

'There are setbacks, you just need to be determined'

Sin of the spies-then and now

Harav Kanievski zt"l: “It is a mitzvah of the Torah to make Aliyah!”

Sin  of the spies-then and now

New Jersey:

Hundreds at 'Homecoming BBQ' for soon-to-be immigrants to Israel

Soon-to-be olim from tri-state area attend farewell event in preparation for their upcoming move to Israel in the summer of 2023.

Hundreds at 'Homecoming BBQ' for soon-to-be immigrants to Israel

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Nefesh B'Nefesh barbecue became a 'sheva brachot' celebration

Aliyah Homecoming party turns into 'sheva brachot' celebration for newlyweds Tzophia and Joey, who celebrated their wedding last Thursday.

Nefesh B'Nefesh barbecue became a 'sheva brachot' celebration

Op-Ed:

Time to come home

Haman did more to promote Jewish identity than all the Prophets of Israel combined. But who will lead the Jews to Israel right now? Op-ed.

Time to come home

Nefesh B'Nefesh:

Jerusalem #1 destination for North American immigrants

Jerusalem is the leading destination for North American aliyah: Nearly 1,200 newcomers expected in 2023.

Jerusalem #1 destination for North American immigrants

Breakthrough in healthcare language accessibility for immigrants

Israel will now fund hospitals to employ foreign language medical experts to aid immigrants speaking English, Russian, French, and Amharic.

Breakthrough in healthcare language accessibility for immigrants

NBN hosts first-ever 'Aliyah-in-One' Day

Nefesh B’Nefesh, Aliyah & Integration Min., & Jewish Agency for Israel host first-ever 'Aliyah-In-One' Day to streamline aliyah process.

NBN hosts first-ever 'Aliyah-in-One' Day

Op-Ed:

The real reason Jews don’t make Aliyah

“There are absolutely no justifiable reasons to settle outside the Land of Israel" - Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Tzfat.

The real reason Jews don’t make Aliyah

56 Thousand in one year:

2023 sees sharp increase in non-Jewish immigration to Israel

Central Bureau of Statistics reveals that during the past year, 56,000 non-affiliated were added to the population.

2023 sees sharp increase in non-Jewish immigration to Israel

The State of Israel must be prepared for Aliyah

Israel must initiate a NATIONAL ALIYAH PROJECT preparing for the masses who will flock to Zion to escape the new wave of Jew hatred. Op-ed.

The State of Israel must be prepared for Aliyah

Hundreds of healthcare providers attend NBN's Medex event

Medex event served as a one-stop shop for medical professionals interested in Aliyah, helping them to practice medicine in Israel.

Hundreds of healthcare providers attend NBN's Medex event

Conference to help doctors convert their licenses before Aliyah

NBN MedEx event will help medical professionals to transfer their medical licenses before making Aliyah - in person and in one location.

Conference to help doctors convert their licenses before Aliyah

'Torat Eretz Yisrael' for everyone - a new digital library

Although not yet completed, the library can already be used to see articles on Purim and the teachings of Rabbi Tvi Yehuda Kook.

'Torat Eretz Yisrael' for everyone - a new digital library

Never too late:

Centenarian couple make aliya from New Jersey to Netanya

Sandy Goldstein, 101, fulfills a decades-long dream by making aliya with Rosalie, his wife of 75 years.

Centenarian couple make aliya from New Jersey to Netanya

Good news for olim:

Immigrant Absorption Ministry budget to rise by 220 mil. NIS

Due to the budget increase, funds will be directed to encourage immigration from the US and France and to assist those immigrants.

Immigrant Absorption Ministry budget to rise by 220 mil. NIS

1 year into Ukraine war:

90 Ukrainian Jews arrive in Israel

Israel continues to work with IFCJ to assist Jews forced out of their homes by the war between Russia and Ukraine.

90 Ukrainian Jews arrive in Israel

How to find newly released Israeli immigration records

1.7 million Israeli immigration records spanning 1919 to 1979 made available online for free.

How to find newly released Israeli immigration records

Report:

60% of new immigrants to Israel are not Jewish

Thinktank warns that immigration is now cutting into the Jewish majority in Israel, but adds reforms could reverse this trend.

60% of new immigrants to Israel are not Jewish

Coalition breakthrough:

Netanyahu commits to amending Law of Return by April

Less than a third of recent immigrants from Eastern Europe are Jewish, many of the non-Jews take their benefits and leave.

Netanyahu commits to amending Law of Return by April

Jewish Agency sums up immigration record for 2022

According to Agency data, 70,000 new immigrants arrived in Israel, most of them from Russia and Ukraine.

Jewish Agency sums up immigration record for 2022

New program to help immigrants with disabilities make Aliyah

Joint initiative established to assist Olim with disabilities prior to their Aliyah as well as throughout their integration process.

New program to help immigrants with disabilities make Aliyah

Yom Ha'aliyah:

Israel welcomes over 70 thousand immigrants since November 2021

Over the past decade 6,440 physicians, 2,552 nurses, and 22,400 engineers moved to Israel and 22,000 immigrants enlisted in the IDF.

Israel welcomes over 70 thousand immigrants since November 2021

Ofek Yisraeli: 2023 will beat the record for Aliya to Israel

Michael Shainsky, of Ofek Yisraeli, an organization that promotes Aliyah, delves into the challenges of returning Jews to their homeland.

Ofek Yisraeli: 2023 will beat the record for Aliya to Israel

Over 300 potential newcomers attend Nefesh B'Nefesh events

Representatives from Nefesh B’Nefesh, Jerusalem Municipality, meet future & potential immigrants hoping to make Jerusalem their home.

Over 300 potential newcomers attend Nefesh B'Nefesh events

American Jews, get out now!

You might feel safe for the time being, but read the writing on the wall. Come home. Op-ed.

American Jews, get out now!

Lech Lecha: The conversation that never was

Had the words of G-d been said to Abraham today, what would the outcome be?

Lech Lecha: The conversation that never was

World Mizrachi increases outreach to French Jewish community

In new program, Israeli-French rabbinic delegation heads to France to deepen connection with French Jewry, encourage immigration to Israel.

World Mizrachi increases outreach to French Jewish community

I love Tel Aviv

We do not deny that there are problems in Israel and matters demanding Tikun. But if you come on aliya, you can change them. Op-ed.

I love Tel Aviv

NBN and Jerusalem co-host welcome event honoring new immigrants

The annual welcoming event included informational panels in various languages and a special performance by Israeli singer, Rami Kleinstein.

NBN and Jerusalem co-host welcome event honoring new immigrants

101-year-eld olah finally returns to her native homeland

“My family left at a time when ‘the Jewish State’ was just an idea; today I am proud to call it home," says Stella Rockoff.

101-year-eld olah finally returns to her native homeland

Receiving money from Christian organizations

Israel's gov't, the Jewish Agency, and Nefesh B’Nefesh accept large sums of money from Christian organizations to aid aliya. Should they?

Receiving money from Christian organizations

Emergency Conference to Demand Aliyah Overhaul

"Let's come together to figure out how we can better work together to help finally end this long and bitter exile” the organizers say.

Emergency Conference to Demand Aliyah Overhaul

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225 new Olim arrive in Israel on Nefesh B'Nefesh flight

225 new immigrants from North America land at Ben Gurion Airport on Nefesh B’Nefesh chartered Aliyah flight through El Al Israel Airlines.

225 new Olim arrive in Israel on Nefesh B'Nefesh flight