Since January 2021 more than 1,100 new immigrants have arrived from the U.S. and Canada with “dozens of groups” expected in August.
Chasya-Uriel Steinbauer, 44, sat on the floor of terminal four at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this summer with her two young children. She was minutes away from boarding a plane to Israel that would change the course of her family’s life; the Steinbauers were not just visiting Israel, but making Aliyah – immigrating to Israel.
As the olim (immigrants to Israel) hugged and kissed their loved ones goodbye at their JFK airport send-off ceremony, Fass told the immigrants, “We’ve been born into a generation in which the State of Israel is a given and sometimes we are numb to the miraculous times we live in.”
On Wednesday, August 15th a flight of 239 Israeli immigrants from 24 US States and three Canadian provinces landed in the Jewish homeland as a part of the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight. The aliyah (immigration to Israel) flight included 30 families, 90 children and 57 future Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.
More than 200 olim hadashim (new immigrants) arrived in Israel from North America yesterday afternoon. While at Ben-Gurion International Airport, they, and a group of IDF soldiers sang Israel’s national anthem, “Hatikva” (The Hope).
‘Jews have been praying for a return to Israel for millennia, and I’m fortunate enough to live in a time when such a return is possible,’ Lieberman’s daughter said.
Over the years our Christian partners have contributed more than $1.4 billion, mostly with an average sacrificial donation of $76 per person, to help Israel and the Jewish people. These are not wealthy mega donors, but people who care wholeheartedly for Israel and relate to the Jewish people with unconditional love.
“In the Book of Numbers, Moses says, ‘Shall your brothers go to war, and you sit here?’ Israel is the defense of world Jewry, and I want to be in the vanguard.”
Hundreds of new North American immigrants are set to arrive in Israel next week aboard an El Al flight chartered by the Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah agency.
According to Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, founder of Nefesh B’Nefesh, this was the 56th charter flight since the organization opened in 2002.