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'The new Zionists'

New immigrants explore IDF enlistment options at NBN fair

Olim Al Madim fair at the Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Campus in Jerusalem for new olim from around the world who came to Israel during the war and wish to serve and protect the Jewish nation.

New immigrants explore IDF enlistment options at NBN fair

Fair held for new immigrants to explore their enlistment options

Representatives from multiple IDF and civilian organizations offered valuable information to the newcomers who are expecting to draft within the next two years.

Fair held for new immigrants to explore their enlistment options

Inaugural driver’s license conversion day for lone soldiers

The event was attended by 1000 Lone Soldiers as well as National Service Volunteers, expediting the conversion of their foreign driver’s licenses in one day.

Inaugural driver’s license conversion day for lone soldiers

1st European Medex event:

Hundreds attend event to assist Israel’s physician shortage

Addressing the looming shortage of physicians, the Israeli government partnered with Nefesh B’Nefesh in cooperation with The Jewish Agency, to bring 2,000 physicians to Israel over the next five years.

Hundreds attend event to assist Israel’s physician shortage

Doctors immigrating to Israel:

'War made us realize where we belong'

Physicians looking to move to Israel explain how they came to realize where their true home should be.

'War made us realize where we belong'

'We need to fill a void'

Helping doctors immigrate to Israel

The co-founders of Nefesh B'Nefesh speak about the Medex conference and the importance of encouraging physicians to immigrate to Israel.

Helping doctors immigrate to Israel

NBN launches international physician aliyah program

Nefesh B’Nefesh, Jewish Agency for Israel, and Israeli ministries inaugurate International Medical Aliyah Program in effort to solve Israel's physician shortage.

NBN launches international physician aliyah program

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

Jews outside Israel – protect yourselves

Jews of the world; read my words carefully, not because I am anyone special, but because I say what others are afraid to: Opinion.

Jews outside Israel – protect yourselves

Nefesh B’Nefesh initiative:

Physicians from around the world come to volunteer in Israel

A new initiative assembled a database of potential volunteers and is assisting them in receiving a temporary Israeli medical license.

Physicians from around the world come to volunteer in Israel

Operation Hug:

Project reunites parents with lone soldiers in combat duty

One month into war in Gaza: parents of lone soldiers come to Israel from around the world to meet their children who are in active service

Project reunites parents with lone soldiers in combat duty

New Immigrant:

'It felt right, like something that I am supposed to do'

Josh Rosenthal, a new immigrant to Israel, explains why he decided to move to Israel during days of war and terror.

'It felt right, like something that I am supposed to do'

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

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'

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

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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

Mothers and lone soldiers enjoy surprise reunion in Jerusalem

Momentum & FIDF - Nefesh B’Nefesh Lone Soldiers Program facilitate emotional meeting for 30 mothers of lone soldiers from around the world.

Mothers and lone soldiers enjoy surprise reunion in Jerusalem

Nefesh B’Nefesh Holds First Ever ‘Shuk Olim’

For the first time ever, the Israeli public was given the exciting opportunity to support Olim-owned businesses at an open ‘Shuk.’

Nefesh B’Nefesh Holds First Ever ‘Shuk Olim’

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

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

It's a small world:

Minister Sofer runs into mother of wounded soldier in Miami

Last January, IDF lone soldier Matan Bar was wounded at an army base. Yesterday, Minister Sofer happened to meet his mother in Miami.

Minister Sofer runs into mother of wounded soldier in Miami

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

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

Over 600 Lone Soldiers celebrate Israel's 75th birthday with NBN

Hundreds of Lone Soldiers, National Service volunteers celebrate Israel's Independence Day at Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Campus in Jerusalem.

Over 600 Lone Soldiers celebrate Israel's 75th birthday with NBN

Hollywood actress makes Aliyah

Diane Neal moves to Israel with the help of Nefesh B'Nefesh, making her new home in Tel Aviv

Hollywood actress makes Aliyah

Nefesh B'Nefesh Medex event aims to help doctors make aliyah

With Israel in a dire shortage of doctors and other medical professionals, NBN makes it easy for them to certify before landing in Israel.

Nefesh B'Nefesh Medex event aims to help doctors make 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

Yitzhak Wasserlauf:

'I won't let demonstrations harm Aliyah'

Activists are planning to demonstrate outside a conference that intends to encourage medical professionals to immigrate to Israel.

'I won't let demonstrations harm Aliyah'

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

Nefesh B’Nefesh to host Aliyah seminars across North America

Upcoming NBN tour gives potential Olim an opportunity to have informal Aliyah consultations

Nefesh B’Nefesh to host Aliyah seminars across North America

Benny Gantz visits Nefesh B'Nefesh Aliyah campus

National Unity party leader meets NBN co-founder Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Noya Govrin, FIDF - Nefesh B’Nefesh Lone Soldiers Program director

Benny Gantz visits Nefesh B'Nefesh Aliyah campus

Nefesh B'Nefesh

Jerusalem conference helps immigrants navigate finances in Israel

Over 400 immigrants attend sold-out conference in Jerusalem, offering practical tools to navigate financial issues in Israel.

Jerusalem conference helps immigrants navigate finances in Israel

9 young Olim win Nefesh B'Nefesh Maor Youth Prize

The prize recipients were honored during a special Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony and celebration at the Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Campus.

9 young Olim win Nefesh B'Nefesh Maor Youth Prize

2022:

Nefesh B'Nefesh brings 3,900 North American olim to Israel

Nearly 4,000 newcomers arrived in Israel in 2022 with the assistance of Nefesh B’Nefesh and its partners.

Nefesh B'Nefesh brings 3,900 North American olim to Israel

Over 2,000 lone soldiers attend annual Nefesh B'Nefesh event

Nefesh B’Nefesh, Friends of the IDF (FIDF), host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers' as the finale to a special week.

Over 2,000 lone soldiers attend annual Nefesh B'Nefesh event

8 Olim receive 2022 Bonei Zion award from NBN

Special recognition award given to Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano Shata for her dedication and service for the Oleh community

8 Olim receive 2022 Bonei Zion award from NBN

NBN hosts Olim at Thanksgiving dinners throughout Israel

Mayor of Haifa greeted the Olim in Haifa, and the dinner in Jerusalem was attended by 300 Lone Soldiers and National Service Volunteers.

NBN hosts Olim at Thanksgiving dinners throughout 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

Bride: 'Immigrating to Israel led me to my partner for life'

First lone soldier wedding hosted at Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Campus in Jerusalem.

Bride: 'Immigrating to Israel led me to my partner for life'

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

Meet the immigrants who won this year's Bonei Zion Prize

These are the seven outstanding immigrants who won this year's Bonei Zion Prize.

Meet the immigrants who won this year's Bonei Zion Prize

Seven outstanding immigrants awarded Bonei Zion Prize

Annual Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize announces 2022 recipients, calls for new nominations for 2023.

Seven outstanding immigrants awarded Bonei Zion Prize

Nefesh B'Nefesh

75,000 immigrants later, NBN is about more than charter flights

Aliyah group has expanded from functioning as a coordinator of aliyah flights to a full-service immigration and absorption assistance group.

75,000 immigrants later, NBN is about more than charter flights

“This is our homeland and where we belong.”

This past Tuesday was the first Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight to Israel in almost two years (courtesy of COVID). Op-ed.

“This is our homeland and where we belong.”

One last baseball game before leaving to join the Israeli army

Hours before their departure to Israel we met soon-to-be IDF soldiers at a New York Yankees game.

One last baseball game before leaving to join the Israeli army

Welcome home

'It's a dream come true'

Israel National News accompanied the Nefesh B'Nefesh new immigrants who shared their excitement, feelings and hopes. Watch.

'It's a dream come true'

En route to Israel: If not now, then when

Watch: Dalia and Sarah, two new immigrants, speak with us from the Nefesh B'Nefesh flight a few hours before landing in Israel

En route to Israel: If not now, then when

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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

Inspiring: We're excited to come home

We met new immigrants at JFK: A mother with her family, a boy joining the army and a girl reuniting with her lone soldier sister.

Inspiring: We're excited to come home

'Olim are taking part in most important thing that Jews can do'

Asaf Zamir, Consul General of Israel in New York, speaks with Nefesh B'Nefesh immigrants at JFK airport.

'Olim are taking part in most important thing that Jews can do'

Rabbi and his wife make aliyah with pre-WWII Torah from Poland

Rabbi Alvin and Esther Reinstein are moving from New Jersey to Efrat with a Torah scroll from pre-WWII Poland.

Rabbi and his wife make aliyah with pre-WWII Torah from Poland

Twin brothers make aliyah and will enlist in elite IDF unit

Ari and Ron (18), twin brothers from New York, immigrated to Israel and will be drafted into the Shayetet 13 unit of the Naval Brigade.

Twin brothers make aliyah and will enlist in elite IDF unit

Gov't approves grant package for immigrant physicians, engineers

Government announces grant for physicians, healthcare professionals, and engineers living and working in Israel’s periphery.

Gov't approves grant package for immigrant physicians, engineers

A talk with the co-founder of Nefesh B'Nefesh

Why there are no aliyah billboards on the roads in the USA and how NBN connects potential olim with job opportunities. Interview.

A talk with the co-founder of Nefesh B'Nefesh

Nefesh B'Nefesh:

Thousands of immigrants expected to arrive in Israel this summer

Nefesh B’Nefesh planning first charter Aliyah flight since beginning of pandemic along with 10 group Aliyah flights.

Thousands of immigrants expected to arrive in Israel this summer

NBN:

Major wave of North American Aliyah expected summer 2022

Nefesh B’Nefesh planning first Charter Aliyah (immigration) Flight since beginning of pandemic along with 10 Group Aliyah Flights

Major wave of North American Aliyah expected summer 2022

Nefesh B’Nefesh Annual Online ‘Mega’ Aliyah and Employment Fair

2022 Virtual Mega Aliyah Event & Innovation.IL Job Fair to be held this Sunday.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Annual Online ‘Mega’ Aliyah and Employment Fair

Celebrating IDF Lone Soldiers at a special NY Yankees ball game

Families of Lone Soldiers hosted by wife of Yankees' president, a chance to meet, share, rejoice.

Celebrating IDF Lone Soldiers at a special NY Yankees ball game