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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

Nefesh B'Nefesh:

We joined the special “Homecoming BBQ”

Olim from the Tri-State area attended farewell event in preparation for their upcoming Aliyah. Israel National News spoke with them.

We joined the special “Homecoming BBQ”

'Unwavering support for immigrants in every circumstance'

Nefesh B’Nefesh to provide an all-encompassing slate of resources for prospective Olim across North America, at online mega-event.

'Unwavering support for immigrants in every circumstance'

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Bonei Zion prize ceremony honors eight outstanding Israelis

Nefesh B'Nefesh holds Bonei Zion Prize ceremony, honoring immigrants to Israel who have made a major impact on the State.

Bonei Zion prize ceremony honors eight outstanding Israelis

Ahead of Independence Day:

Nefesh B'Nefesh welcomes 74,000th new immigrant

Charley Smith, a young father, becomes Nefesh B'Nefesh's 74,000th new immigrant, just ahead of Israel's 74th Independence Day.

Nefesh B'Nefesh welcomes 74,000th new immigrant

Sensitivity of Language and Land

To speak poorly about the Land of Israel is to lose sight of an essential part of what make us special. That, too, is lashon hara.

Sensitivity of Language and Land

Inspiring:

Meet the Zionist doctors

Meet four of the soon-to-be immigrant doctors who came to learn and plan at the NBN MedEx event which took place in New Jersey.

Meet the Zionist doctors

Nefesh B’Nefesh's MedEx:

When Zionism meets medicine

Rabbi Fass of Nefesh B'Nefesh speaks with Israel National News at NBN's MedEx gathering for healthcare workers considering moving to Israel.

When Zionism meets medicine

A family of doctors embarks on an adventure for a lifetime

Drs. Tova and Josh Lennon uprooted their family and their careers in healthcare to start a new life in Israel.

A family of doctors embarks on an adventure for a lifetime

Jerusalem mayor delivers Purim gifts to new immigrants

Mayor Moshe Leon, NBN co-founder Rabbi Yehoshua Fass to a 3-generation family of new immigrants to Israel.

Jerusalem mayor delivers Purim gifts to new immigrants

Nefesh B'Nefesh Director:

'New Aliyah Campus to Serve as Community Base for Olim'

Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Co-Founder of Nefesh B’Nefesh: The momentum of Aliyah is increasing during the pandemic.

'New Aliyah Campus to Serve as Community Base for Olim'

Record number of US retirees relocate to Israel in 2021

Is Israel becoming the new Florida? Number of US immigrants over 55 moving to Israel surges in 2021.

Record number of US retirees relocate to Israel in 2021

Nefesh B'Nefesh hosts Thanksgiving dinner for 250 lone soldiers

Additional events were held for hundreds of Olim in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Be’er Sheva, providing Olim with a taste of Thanksgiving.

Nefesh B'Nefesh hosts Thanksgiving dinner for 250 lone soldiers

New in Jerusalem: The Nefesh B'Nefesh Aliyah Campus

The new Aliyah Campus is located opposite the Supreme Court in the Government Quarter of Jerusalem.

New in Jerusalem: The Nefesh B'Nefesh Aliyah Campus

Nefesh B'Nefesh marks 'record-breaking' year for Aliyah

3280 new Olim have made Aliyah from North America since January of 2021. Among the new Olim were 643 families, 755 singles and 281 retirees.

Nefesh B'Nefesh marks 'record-breaking' year for Aliyah

The aliyah and visa crisis is NOT such a “success story”

Israel is proud of a 31% increase in aliya from last year, but that euphoria is somewhat deceptive. Look closer. Op-ed.

The aliyah and visa crisis is NOT such a “success story”

Nefesh B’Nefesh presents 2021 grants for 'Zionist innovation'

Grants awarded to organizations and grassroot initiatives run by Olim working to improve their communities while impacting Israeli society.

Nefesh B’Nefesh presents 2021 grants for 'Zionist innovation'

1,912 new olim from North America moved to Israel this summer

2021 shaping up to be a record-breaking year in Aliyah as a 42% increase is expected, with almost 2000 new Olim arriving during summer peak.

1,912 new olim from North America moved to Israel this summer

161 future Lone Soldiers make Aliyah with Nefesh B'Nefesh

Approximately 300 future Lone Soldiers are expected to make Aliyah from North America in 2021.

161 future Lone Soldiers make Aliyah with Nefesh B'Nefesh

Over 170 new immigrants land in Ben Gurion Airport

Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flights land during record-breaking aliyah summer months.

Over 170 new immigrants land in Ben Gurion Airport

How many Olim will be coming this summer?

Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah numbers soar as summer season begins

How many Olim will be coming this summer?

Aliyah: Making sense of your money

Nefesh B’Nefesh is bringing the topic finance and income to the forefront of pre-Aliyah conversation. Here are some very direct tips.

Aliyah: Making sense of your money

Nefesh B'Nefesh launches new Aliyah policy & strategy institute

Ex-MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh to head NBN's new institute aimed at improving Aliyah and absorption of immigrants in Israel.

Nefesh B'Nefesh launches new Aliyah policy & strategy institute

Nefesh B'Nefesh: Aliyah during and after COVID 19

Arutz Sheva speaks to Nefesh B'Nefesh's Marc Rosenberg about how the pandemic has changed aliyah.

Nefesh B'Nefesh: Aliyah during and after COVID 19

Bonei Zion: The seven outstanding immigrants

Nefesh B’Nefesh presented outstanding Anglo Olim with the annual Bonei Zion Prize.

Bonei Zion: The seven outstanding immigrants

Report: These are Sa'ar's conditions for Netanyahu

New Hope chairman reportedly demands that Netanyahu not serve as PM for the first 1.5 years of the next government.

Report: These are Sa'ar's conditions for Netanyahu

Watch: Aliyah reawakening - 104 new immigrants arrive

With the reopening of the skies, Nefesh B’Nefesh coordinates a dedicated Aliyah flight from JFK to TLV

Watch: Aliyah reawakening - 104 new immigrants arrive

How to move to Israel while working remotely for a US employer

'With so many people working from home, no one is even thinking about where you are,' says attorney who recently immigrated to Israel.

How to move to Israel while working remotely for a US employer

Nefesh B'Nefesh 'pained by freeze in Aliyah flights'

Organization that aids immigration from North America and Britain expresses regret over cessation of flights but understands necessity

Nefesh B'Nefesh 'pained by freeze in Aliyah flights'

Over 3,000 new immigrants to Israel from North America in 2020

48 new immigrants arrive on year's final group aliyah flight.

Over 3,000 new immigrants to Israel from North America in 2020

Israel welcomes its 16,000th new immigrant of 2020

90 North Americans arrive in Israel on 3 group aliyah flights during Israeli National Immigration Week.

Israel welcomes its 16,000th new immigrant of 2020

Final group aliyah flight of Jewish year 5780 arrives

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, new immigrants touch down at Ben Gurion Airport marking the last cohort for the Jewish Year.

Final group aliyah flight of Jewish year 5780 arrives

78 future lone soldiers arrive on 2 group Aliyah flights

In total, 120 new Olim are expected to make Aliyah over next 48 hours, says Nefesh B'Nefesh.

78 future lone soldiers arrive on 2 group Aliyah flights

Jewish educator who made Aliyah: 'It was always on my mind'

Rabbi Berman, principal of a modern Orthodox school in Michigan, made Aliyah 2 days ago after '40 years of planning.'

Jewish educator who made Aliyah: 'It was always on my mind'

Interest in Aliyah reaches record numbers

Nefesh B'Nefesh Aliyah flight lands at Ben Gurion this morning, signaling a wave of hundreds of new immigrants expected in coming months.

Interest in Aliyah reaches record numbers

A 'youthful' approach to Aliyah

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

A 'youthful' approach to Aliyah

Nefesh B'Nefesh to build new center in Jerusalem

New Nefesh B'Nefesh center will help Jerusalem absorb more new immigrants, handle overwhelming interest in immigration, organization says.

Nefesh B'Nefesh to build new center in Jerusalem

Nefesh B’Nefesh sees steep rise in Aliyah applications

1195 North Americans began Aliyah process in June 2020, three times the number of Aliyah applications which were opened in June of 2019.

Nefesh B’Nefesh sees steep rise in Aliyah applications

The Great Call

Come now! If there is a new outburst of COVID-19 flights may be reduced. Rabbis and activists in Israel sign a letter to Jewish leaders.

The Great Call

Over 900 immigration applications in under a month

Israel immigration group Nefesh B’Nefesh reports highest number of applications since its founding.

Over 900 immigration applications in under a month

'Prepare for mass Aliyah and encourage it'

MK Ofir Sofer visits Nefesh B'Nefesh and hears about the challenges in wake of a great demand for Aliyah to Israel.

'Prepare for mass Aliyah and encourage it'

Nefesh B’Nefesh signs with EL AL for 14 summer group flights

Aliyah organization working to ensure that seats will be available on El Al flights for North American immigrants.

Nefesh B’Nefesh signs with EL AL for 14 summer group flights

Coronavirus patient boards plane to Israel

New immigrant receives lab results confirming coronavirus from US lab - after arriving in Israel.

Coronavirus patient boards plane to Israel

51 immigrants arrive in Israel on group Nefesh B'Nefesh flight

51 Olim land at Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday morning amidst an unprecedented spike in Aliyah interest.

51 immigrants arrive in Israel on group Nefesh B'Nefesh flight

NBN chiefs congratulate Tamano-Shata on ministerial appointment

Nefesh B'Nefesh founders congratulate Blue and White MK Pnina Tamano-Shata on being appoint Aliyah (immigration) Minister.

NBN chiefs congratulate Tamano-Shata on ministerial appointment

"It's a total miracle that I'm here'

New immigrant Ayelet Mintz, who arrived in Israel during the coronavirus epidemic, tells about her flight and unforgettable experience.

"It's a total miracle that I'm here'

Aliyah Continues: 18 new immigrants arrive

The immigrants were transfered directly into a 14 day quarantine. They range in ages from a one-year-old to a 66-year-old.

Aliyah Continues: 18 new immigrants arrive

Aliyah interest surges 50% amid coronavirus pandemic

Aliyah Continues: 18 new immigrants arrive in Israel on Nefesh B’Nefesh group flight despite coronavirus closures.

Aliyah interest surges 50% amid coronavirus pandemic

Bonei Zion prize announces 2020 recipients

Annual Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion prize is awarded to English-speaking Olim who have greatly contributed to the State of Israel

Bonei Zion prize announces 2020 recipients

24 people make aliyah, go directly into quarantine

24 new olim arrive on Nefesh B'Nefesh flight despite coronavirus crisis, go straight into 2-week isolation.

24 people make aliyah, go directly into quarantine

Virtual immigration fair in wake of coronavirus

Nefesh B’Nefesh to launch “Virtual” Mega Aliyah Event instead of event set to take place on March 15th in New Jersey.

Virtual immigration fair in wake of coronavirus

Nefesh B'Nefesh cancels Mega Event in NJ due to coronavirus

Health concerns surrounding the coronavirus have led the organization to cancel this year’s expo in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Nefesh B'Nefesh cancels Mega Event in NJ due to coronavirus

NBN & FIDF host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers

Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces host 7th annual 'Yom Siddurim' for lone soldiers today.

NBN & FIDF host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers

Nefesh B’Nefesh: Bringing Jews home

Watch the special video produced by Israel's Government Press Office saluting the activity of Nefesh B'Nefesh.

Nefesh B’Nefesh: Bringing Jews home

Nefesh B’Nefesh ends decade with over 36,000 Olim

More than 60,000 immigrants from North America move to Israel via Nefesh B'Nefesh since its inception, including 36,000 in 2010s.

Nefesh B’Nefesh ends decade with over 36,000 Olim

Aliyah org deplores allegation most immigrants not Jewish

'Anyone at all familiar with aliyah from North America knows it unfathomable that 70% of them not considered Jewish according to halakha.'

Aliyah org deplores allegation most immigrants not Jewish

400 Diaspora gap year students explore their futures in Israel

Hundreds of Diaspora Jewish students studying in Israel during their 'gap year' after high school attend Israel Fair in Jerusalem.

400 Diaspora gap year students explore their futures in Israel

Haredi aliyah initiative blossoms into movement

Naava Kodesh establishes network to facilitate aliyah for English-speaking haredi community, focusing on networking and community

Haredi aliyah initiative blossoms into movement

Nominations open for 2020 Sylvan Adams NBN Bonei Zion prize

The prize recognizes outstanding English-speaking Olim who have made meaningful and lasting contributions to the State of Israel.

Nominations open for 2020 Sylvan Adams NBN Bonei Zion prize

Hundreds of lone soldiers gather for draft party

Nefesh B'Nefesh and FIDF organize special celebration marking induction of over 300 lone soldiers into the IDF.

Hundreds of lone soldiers gather for draft party