Aliyah Inspiration

  • NBN Chanukah Panoply 2016

    14 teams came out for our 10th annual Chanukah Trivia Night this year. The fantastic quiz master Meir Balofsky challenged us to a night of questions about trivia, Disney movies, game-show fails, Tanach, geography, Israeli history, and even tested our drawing and paper airplane throwing skills! Many raffle prizes were given away, with all of […]

  • Last flight of 2016-December 28th Group Flight

    This month was a busy one for Aliyah. Nes Gadol Haya Poh. 72 new Olim landed yesterday while we completed processing of 155 in our offices in Jerusalem. Wish them all a big mazal tov. Tag your friends and family! #LiveLoveIsrael Be like these 72 new Olim www.nbn.org.il/landing/lp-sm Photo credit: Ben Kelmer Photography

  • Backstage of History

    Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim enjoyed an inspirational evening with Toldot Yisrael, an organization dedicated to recording and sharing the first hand testimonies of the men and women who helped found the State of Israel. The film, “Backstage of History – Stories from the Founding of the State of Israel”, was narrated by Toldot Yisrael founder Aryeh […]

  • Hapoel Vs Maccabi Basketball Game

    Over 300 Olim came out to cheer at the Hapoel Jerusalem F.C. vs Maccabi Ashdod B.C. Basketball Game at the Pais Arena Jerusalem. Joining thousands of devoted fans, Olim got into the action, decked out in red and holding “Oleh Oleh” signs. Four NBN lone soldiers received presents on court during half time. No need […]

  • Neve Tzedek Walking Tour

    A group of Olim from Modiin, Raanana, Netanya, Rechovot, and Tel Aviv met in the historic Neve Tzedek neighborhood of Tel Aviv for a fascinating walking tour. Tour guide Jamie Salter led the group though the winding alleys and charming, small streets telling stories of the original personalities who settled the neighborhood. We also had […]

  • Officially Israeli February 1, 2017

    38 residents of Israel made it official at our office in Jerusalem with the help of Misrad Hapnim Rosh Haayin. Wish them a big Mazal tov! Already living in Israel? Time to make it #OfficiallyIsraeli www.nbn.org.il/landing/officiallyisraeli/ Photo credit: ליאור חזן- לאור ירח תומר מליחי- צילום

  • Officially Israeli February 8, 2017

    At our second round of in-house Aliyah for February, the Misrad Hapnim from Afula processed 30 new citizens of Israel at our office in Jerusalem. Mazal tov! Isn’t it time YOU became #OfficiallyIsraeli? http://www.nbn.org.il/landing/officiallyisraeli/ Photo credit: תומר מליחי- צילום ליאור חזן- לאור ירח

  • Darom Adom

    The NBN Go South program brought 60 Olim from the center down south for the annual Darom Adom. Over sixty Olim from Jerusalem and the surrounding area had a full day of exploring the beauty of southern Israel. and had their pictures taken by professional photographer, Barak Aharon We first visited the Yad Mordechai Museum […]

  • Group Flight February 14th, 2017

    Welcome home new Israeli citizens! Our first group flight of 2017 was greeted by rainy weather, but we wish only blue skies ahead for these new Olim. Happy Aliyah and happy life to all! #LiveLoveIsrael It’s time for YOU to start planning your Aliyah www.nbn.org.il/mega2017 #NBNMega Photo credit: Leora Schreiber

  • Yom Siddurim 2017

    Thursday was our 4th annual יום סידורים Yom Siddurim 2017 Over 1500 lone soldiers representing 65 countries, from all Israel Defense Forces units, enjoyed massages, played life-sized games, and most importantly, got stuff done at this massive bureaucratic one-stop-shop personal errands day for lone soldiers. There’s not a lot of time off in the army […]

  • Knesset & Kiwis

    Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim from Tel Aviv, Netanya, Modiin, and Jerusalem spent a full and enriching day in Jerusalem. We met at the The Knesset – הכנסת for an excellent guided tour, where we learned about the history of the Knesset. We talked about how the Knesset is formed, studied the beautiful Chagall tapestries, and sat […]

  • March 1 Officially Israeli

    41 people made Aliyah and became #OfficiallyIsraeli yesterday right in our office. The Ministry of the Interior from Yaffo joined us to process the paperwork. Wish them a big Mazal Tov! Ling in Israel but haven’t yet become a citizen? Isn’t it time YOU became #OfficiallyIsraeli? www.nbn.org.il/landing/officiallyisraeli/ Photo credit: לאור ירח צילום אירועים

  • 2017 Israel MEGA Event!

    Over 1500 future Olim came to Imagine Greater Possibilities at the biggest Aliyah fair ever! 1500+ Aliyah-minded people including 85 kids attended seminars and workshops gathered information from vendors, and enjoyed the “shuk” and the musical tunes of Y-Studs A Cappella. 153 doctors and 36 dentists attended our medical seminars, interviewed for actual jobs in […]

  • NBN Board Games & Beer

    We had a great time last night at the NBN TLV Hub! Catan was (sort of) settled, there was an epic Jungle Speed wrestling match, Dixit cards were pondered, and Ticket to Ride trains traveled the U.S.A. And of course, we drank Jem’s Beer Factory beer, ate chips, and made new friends. To find out […]

  • Purim 5777!!

    We’re nearing the end of Shusha Purim, where celebrations are still going strong in Jerusalem. We’d love if you would share your Purim pictures with us. Please add pictures in the comments below and tell us how you love celebrating Purim in Israel. Happy Purim! #LiveLoveIsrael

  • #OfficiallyIsraeli March 15

    Yesterday we welcomed and processed 44 new Olim in our office. Tag yourselves and your friends. Mazal Tov, everyone! Isn’t it time YOU became #OfficiallyIsraeli? www.nbn.org.il/landing/officiallyisraeli Photo credit: תומר מליחי צילום  

  • Jerusalem Marathon 2017

    Team Nefesh B’Nefesh, made up of 44 Olim and NBN staff, ran in this past Friday’s Jerusalem Marathon. Over 30,000 runners from 65 countries ran the streets of Jerusalem. Watch this space (page!) for NBN prize announcements. Join us next year and lead the way home! #LiveLoveIsrael

  • Officially Israeli April 5

    Mazal Tov to 58 new citizens of Israel! Today, they made if official in our office with the help of the Tel Aviv branch of Misrad Hapnim (Ministry of Interior). Tag yourselves and your friends! Mazal Tov, everyone! Isn’t it time YOU became #OfficiallyIsraeli? www.nbn.org.il/landing/officiallyisraeli Photo credit: תומר מליחי צילום

  • March 2017 Group Flight

    Today, 25 new citizens of Israel made their dream of “L’Shana Haba B’Yerushalayim-Next Year in Jerusalem” come true. Let’s hear a BIG mazal tov and BRUCHIM HABAIM! WELCOME HOME! #LiveLoveIsrael Get started making “L’Shana Haba B’Yerushalayim” a dream come true for you, too: www.nbn.org.il

  • LOTEM & NBN Family Day in Nature

    NBN families enjoyed a day in nature with Jewish National Fund – JNF’s Lotem- Making Nature Accessible, an amazing non-profit organization dedicated to the values of inclusion for the special needs community with a mission to make nature and nature-related experiences in Israel accessible to all. Families from the Jerusalem area and Bet Shemesh met […]

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv Family Day

    “Israeli kids can never get enough soccer,” overheard from an Oleh mom watching her happy, energetic 8-year-old running up and down the field during the Maccabi Tel Aviv Family soccer day for NBN Olim. Olim boys and girls spent the first day of Pesach vacation at the Maccabi training facility where they learned about the […]

  • NBN Pre-Pesach Milk & Honey Tour

    Last week, Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim had a tour of The new Milk and Honey Distillery in Tel Aviv. Milk & Honey Distillery is Israel’s first whisky distillery dedicated to bringing quality whiskey to Israel. We learned about the history of whiskey, and the development of Milk and Honey that just officially opened the factory in […]

  • Passover Vacation Fun 5777

    All kinds of Olim found all kinds of fabulous things to do over Passover vacation. They saved the world, navigated the Salad Trail, spelunked stalactite and other caves, navigated scavenger trails, explored grottos, snorkeled, and much much more. How did YOU #LiveLoveIsrael this Pesach?

  • Tefilah Chagigit for Yom Ha’atzmaut!

    The Ramban shul in Jerusalem was filled to capacity this morning with hundreds of people who came to sing, dance, and pray on this beautiful Yom Ha’atzmaut day. Naftali Abramson lead an energetic Hallel, which was followed by a delicious Holy Bagel breakfast. Chag Sameach to all!

  • Officially Israeli May 3, 2017

    Yesterday, the day after Yom Ha’atzmaut, 60 people became #OfficiallyIsraeli and made Aliyah in our office. Tag your friends and wish them a mazal tov! Already living in Israel? Isn’t it time YOU became #OfficiallyIsraeli? www.nbn.org.il/officiallyisraeli Photo credit: ליאור חזן- לאור ירח

  • Ein Avdat-Sde Boker Tiyul

    Last Thursday Olim from Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh came down South for a day of hiking, touring, and learning. We went on a light hike in Ein Avdat and took in the beauty of the Negev. Following this we had a private screening of Ben Gurion’s Epilogue and were surprised and inspired by his frankness […]

  • NBN Lag B’Omer Bonfire

    “Sitting around the bonfire last night with 100+ Olim, drinking beer and roasting marshmallows, I was struck by how incredibly lucky we are to be celebrating Lag Ba’omer in the beautiful city of Jerusalem. Moments like these remind me of the magnitude of this dream, this Aliyah revolution, this 2017 magic of hundreds of Jews […]

  • Tel Aviv Walking Tour & Independence Hall

    40 retirees joined NBN on a tour to Tel Aviv. The group was made up of a diverse group of Olim from Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Petach Tikva, Tel Aviv and Netanya, with some Olim having just arrived 3 months ago, and some “veterans” living in Israel for 16 years. The day started with a walking […]

  • Officially Israeli – May 17 2017

    Mazal tov to 60 new Israeli citizens! They all became #OfficiallyIsraeli in our office yesterday. A big THANK YOU to Misrad Hapnim Be’er Sheva for the smooth processing so everyone could walk out the door with a brand new Teudat Zehut, Israeli ID, in hand. Isn’t it time YOU became #OfficiallyIsraeli? If you are already […]

  • Paging Dr. Google

    Oftentimes we look to Google to find the answers to our questions, but the answers are not always correct. Check out this article to see some of the Do’s and Don’ts of looking to Google and Facebook for the answers to your Aliyah questions and or concerns!

  • Pesach 2017 – Events Around Israel

    Chol Hamoed is a great time to get out and see the country and spend time with friends and family. Below is a list of things going on around Israel throughout Pesach 2017. Be sure to check the source website of each event for complete details. Chag sameach!

  • Try It, You’ll Like It

    Three years ago, Gary and Rose were living a wonderful and meaningful life in West Orange, NJ, enjoying their careers, deeply involved in their community, well respected, and planning their next trips to Israel to visit their children and grandchildren. With retirement looming and the next chapter of life waiting to be written, Gary was convinced that the time was ripe to make Aliyah.

  • Meet 8 of Israel’s Newest Citizens

    SUE FRIEDMAN: Born and raised in Germany, Sue Friedman was only 10 years old when she began collecting money for Israel with Habonim. When she was 13 years old in 1938, her family moved to Queens, though she remained focused on getting to Israel. It wasn’t until 1964 when she and her late husband, distinguished […]

  • 8 Reasons Why Retirees Love Living in Israel

    More empty nesters than ever before are moving to Israel—to be closer to family and to fulfill lifelong dreams of living in Israel. If you’re a retiree considering Aliyah, here are eight things to look forward to: MAKING AN IMPACT ON ISRAEL: Volunteerism is alive and well in Israel, and retirees have ample opportunity to […]

  • What to Expect on Day 1 of Your Aliyah

    Every Oleh lands in Israel with the same three essentials–a desire to live in Israel, a personal story, and plenty of luggage. Read on to meet the Fleischmann family and explore what happened during their first day of Aliyah. LET’S DO IT With one glance at the blueprint, real estate professional Yakov Fleischmann knew this […]

  • How Olim Are Transforming Israel’s Religious Communities

    The pioneer spirit is alive and well in Israel, with new religious communities emerging from the north to the south. Formed by new Olim who come to Israel with a dream, these communities seek to broaden the scope of religious life in Israel and recruit members who share their vision. Read about three communities that […]

  • Underground Prisoners Museum

    Over Chanukah, two groups of NBN Olim had the opportunity to tour the Museum of Underground Prisoners. We watched an informative video, saw actual prison cells, and learned about the lives of those imprisoned there. Afterwards, we celebrated our Jewish freedom by eating sufganiyot together before heading home to light Chanukah candles. #LiveLoveIsrael #MakeItHome

  • Officially Israeli December 2016 Part II

    On December 21st and 28th 3 branches of the Ministry of Interior joined us at our office in Jerusalem to help 155 people make Aliyah and become #OfficiallyIsraeli Tag your friends and wish them a big Mazal Tov! #LiveLoveIsrael Isn’t it time YOU became #OfficiallyIsraeli?

  • Training & Volunteering with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Olim families had a wonderful Chanukah day with Maccabi Tel Aviv FC – מועדון הכדורגל מכבי ת”א. Kids of all ages had a chance to train with a Maccabi coach on their official training field and even have fun with the mascot! Joshua Halickman, NBN Oleh and Director of the @Maccabi Foundation gave a moving […]

  • NBN Tech Talks: Innovation In the Startup Nation

    On December 12th, Nefesh B’Nefesh hosted over 300 Olim at the beautiful “Rise TLV” communal workspace for “Tech Talks: Innovation in the Startup Nation.” The event featured five of the leading and emerging voices in the Israeli tech ecosystem, including Michael Eisenberg, Equal Partner at Aleph VC and Sivan Ya’ari, Founder and CEO of Innovation: […]

  • Becoming Officially Israeli December 14, 2016

    90 residents of Israel became citizens right in our office during round one of the December internal Aliyah, or “Guided” day. Every month we process Aliyah for people who are already living in Israel. This month we will be assisting over 230 to make Aliyah in our Jerusalem office. Stay tuned for round 2. Find […]

  • Tech Talks: Innovation in the Startup Nation

    This week, Nefesh B’Nefesh hosted over 300 people at the first event in a new series, “ NBN Tech Talks: Innovation in the Startup Nation.” The event took place at the beautiful Rise Tel Aviv space and featured five of the leading and emerging voices in the Israeli tech ecosystem, including Michael Eisenberg, Equal Partner […]

  • Officially Israeli November 2016

    This month, over the course of 3 days with 3 branches from the Ministry Of The Interior (Rosh Haayin, Yafo, and Afula), we processed Aliyah for 130 Olim right in our office – the oldest of whom is 92 years old and the youngest only 3 months! We printed ID cards for 130 people who […]

  • Officially Israeli October 2016

    One hundred and two people made it official by completing their Aliyah in our office this month despite the holidays and limted work days. We wish them a big mazal tov and hope their holiday celebrations are that much more meaningful now that they have become Israeli citizens. #LiveLoveIsrael Isn’t it time YOU became #OfficiallyIsraeli?

  • Sept 21 2016 Group Flight

    Today 62 Nefashot (souls) made Aliyah from the US, the oldest 95 years young and the youngest just under 2 months. There were 2 sets of twins on today’s flight and many grandparents being welcomed by children and grandchildren. The Olim will be going South to Marhav Am and Be’er Sheva; North to Haifa; settling […]

  • Officially Israeli September 2016

    Mazal tov to the 111 new Olim who became #OfficiallyIsraeli at our offices this month. Every month Nefesh B’Nefesh hosts a branch of Ministry Of Interior, Israel and together we transform people already living in Israel into citizens. #LiveLoveIsrael Find out how you, too, can make it official.

  • Writing Your Israeli Resume: The Do’s and Don’ts

    Writing Your Israeli Resume: The Do’s and Don’ts Melissa Lousky Bienenfeld When writing your first Israeli resume (or CV – they are the same thing and the words can be used interchangeably), it is important to keep in mind some basic social and cultural differences between Israel and your home country. For many North Americans, […]

  • David and Susan: A Love Story 51 Years in the Making

    We met David Craft and his new wife Susan Weinstein Craft, during a May 2016 Guided Aliyah day, where David became “Officially Israeli” and made Aliyah.  David and Susan originally met as teenagers and reconnected as adults, sharing their love for Judaism, Israel and each other. They are married, and happily enjoying their new lives together […]

  • August 2016 Chartered Flight Ben Gurion

    Today 234 landed and became citizens of Israel on our 55th chartered flight in our 14th year. Among them was Olah number FIFTY THOUSAND! 75 will be enlisting in the Israel Defense Forces, 6 are volunteering for National Service, there are 24 families with 78 children, and 24 singles. The oldest Oleh on the flight […]

  • Officially Israeli August 2016

    100 new Olim were processed at our office this month! These are people already living in Israel who have decided to make it official and become citizens, with our help. It’s pretty incredible to see: a branch of the Ministry Of Interior, Israel, each time from a different city, comes to our office, sets up, […]

  • LA Group Flight August 2016

    Welcome 34 incredible new citizens from the West Coast! California, Texas, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. We even let one from Florida on 😉 They just spent their first shabbat in Elad, Haifa, Herzliya, Holon, Jerusalem, Kibbutz Alumim, Kibbutz Kissufim, Kibbutz Nir Yitzkah, Kiryat Bialik, Kiryat Shmona, Mazkeret Batya, Modiin, Or Haner, Ra’anana, and Ramat Poleg! […]

  • Officially Israeli August 2016

    100 people are becoming Israeli citizens right here in our office over the next week. These are people who already live here and decided to become #OfficiallyIsraeli Mazal tov! Find out how you, too, can become #OfficiallyIsraeli here in Jerusalem

  • August 2 Group Flight

    75 Olim landed yesterday as part of a total of a total of 200 making Aliyah this week. This was the flight of awesome family/group shirts! Tag your friends! These Olim made their way to Efrat, Elkana, Givat Shmuel, Hadera, Jerusalem, Kibbutz Afikim, Mitzpe Ramon, Modiin, Moreshet, Moshav Shoresh, Nahariya, Neve Daniel, Pardes Chana-Karkur, Petach […]

  • July 2016 Chartered Flight – Ben Gurion

    This morning we had the honor and privilege of welcoming the first chartered flight of the summer full of 220 new citizens of Israel! The excitement was electric as music filled the air and Olim, guests, partners, and volunteers danced and sang together. In addition to 5 sets of twins and 2 dogs, the flight’s […]

  • 220 Make it Home – July 2016 Chartered Flight

    The plane has just left JFK! Olim say goodbye to their loved-ones and embark on a life-changing flight to #MakeItHome in Israel. Good luck, G-d bless, Nesiya Tova (good flight), can’t wait to welcome you on the other side! On the flight are 5 sets of twins, 2 adorable dogs,and a whole plane-full of special […]

  • Uri Kelman: Family Back Together Again

    There is no denying that his parents felt strongly about Israel – he and his brother were given only Hebrew names, his father lived on a Kibbutz for two years picking oranges for soldiers, just because he believed strongly in supporting the State. Uri Kelman was raised in a Zionist home. The Zionist dream was […]

  • June 28th 2016 Group Flight

    Mazal tov to 51 new Olim, including 15 soon-to-be Israel Defense Forces lone soldiers! Ranging from 3 months of age to 91, they landed last week on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group Aliyah flight, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the The Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish National Fund, Jewish National Fund – […]

  • Group Flight, May 2016

    Wish a big Mazal Tov to 36 Olim who landed yesterday. From Quebec to Pardes Hanna-Karkur; California, Washington, New York, Maryland, and Georgia to Jerusalem; Colorado to to Haifa; Connecticut to Be’er Sheva; Florida to Eliav; Massachusetts to Yaffo; New Jersey to Tel Aviv and Tzur Yitzhak; Pennsylvania to Afula and Tel Aviv, New York […]

  • Group Flight April 11th, 2016

    Please welcome 23 of our newest Olim! From Plainview, Hartsdale, Far Rockaway, Brooklyn, Lakewood, Teaneck, Summit, Plano, Dallas, Richmond, Wickliffe, Bethesda, Bloomington, and Waterbury! Heading to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Kiryat Sefer, Beit Shemesh, Givatayim, Chashmonaim, Ramat Gan, Tveriya, Lower Galilee, Efrat, and Yad Binyamin! A big mazal tov and welcome home! Tag your friends and […]

  • Kiryat Hasharon: Gila Phillips

    We moved into Kiryat Hasharon a year ago, after living in several communities around the country including Jerusalem and Haifa. We never really felt like we had a community until now. The community was very welcoming upon our arrival, we were invited out for a load of Shabbat meals and we finally felt like we had somewhere we could call home.

  • Kochav Yaakov: Meet the Peskins

    Kochav Yaakov and Tel Tzion are two communities in the same yishuv. We originally moved to Tel Tzion 9 years ago and really loved it, but when we were looking to downsize 5 years ago the best house we found for what we were looking for was in Kochav Yaakov. I already knew many of the people in Kochav Yaakov because the communities kind of overlapped, and I knew that it was a nice mix of people where you didn’t have to fit a mold to fit in. And the price was right.

  • Jerusalem Marathon March 2016

    The 2016 Jerusalem Marathon was one of Israel’s largest with over 25,000 participants. It is a very special experience to watch or participate by running or walking down thousand-year old streets and past historic sites like the Old City walls. Many participate to raise money for causes. Thanks to the Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim who sent […]

  • NBN at Jerusalem HaPoel Basketball Game 2016

    On February 21, 2016, 350 NBN Olim attended an exciting basketball game between Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. and Hapoel Tel Aviv BC. We got a big shoutout over the speakers, and some of our own Olim were invited on to the court! Check out our events calendar to see what’s coming up – we can’t wait […]

  • Darom Adom Tiyul 2016

    On February 18th, five busloads of Olim from Jerusalem, Bet Shemesh, Be’er Sheva, and Ashkelon came to take part in the annual “Darom Adom” experience. First, the group was hosted at Kibbutz Alumim, a religious Kibbutz in the North-Western Negev. They learned about the history of the Kibbutz, whose membership is made up of 20% […]

  • Purim 2016

    Nefesh B’Nefesh wishes everyone a safe and a fun Purim 2016 with best wishes for a long weekend and Shabbat. What were YOU for Purim? Add your pics in the comments and tag your friends in the album! #LiveLoveIsrael  

  • March 9, 2016 – Officially Israeli Aliyah Day

    We are thrilled that in March, 2016 Nefesh B’Nefesh had the honor of helping 150 people already living in Israel realize their dreams and become citizens! #MakeItHome #LiveLoveIsrael If you would like more information on becoming #OfficiallyIsraeli, click HERE. Photo credit לאור ירח צילום אירועים – ליאור ותומר and Shev Shatzman  

  • March 29, 2016 – Group Flight

    Welcome home new Olim! From Atlanta, Baltimore, Boca, Brooklyn, Chicago, Columbia, Flushing, Great Neck, Harris, Miami, Minnetonka, NY, Okemos, Olney, Portland, Richmond, San Anselmo, Southfield, and Washington! They’re on their way home to Beit Shemesh, Arad, Kiryat Motzkin, Jerusalem, Givat Shmuel, Netanya, Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, Tel Aviv, Tel Mond, Haifa, Rishon LeZion, Be’er Sheva, and […]

  • Group Flight March 29 2016

    Welcome home new Olim! From Atlanta, Baltimore, Boca, Brooklyn, Chicago, Columbia, Flushing, Great Neck, Harris, Miami, Minnetonka, NY, Okemos, Olney, Portland, Richmond, San Anselmo, Southfield, and Washington! They’re on their way home to Beit Shemesh, Arad, Kiryat Motzkin, Jerusalem, Givat Shmuel, Netanya, Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, Tel Aviv, Tel Mond, Haifa, Rishon LeZion, Be’er Sheva, and […]

  • From NGO to Startup Pro

    Who doesn’t guiltily sit in front of their computer every now and them to take a “Which Ice Cream Flavor Are You?” type-quiz? These bites of online entertainment have become a fun part of our everyday lives as we interact on social media. Little do we know- Playbuzz, an Israeli startup, is the format creator of much of this style’s online content we interact with on a daily basis!

  • From Typist to Teacher

    Let’s face it. In this day and age, if you can’t use a computer, it’s hard to get by! Although the concept of technology may be easy for some, for many elderly people, it is hard to wrap their head around. Rochelle Gilbert has decided to change that one client at a time. Travelling around Jerusalem, Rochelle offers private computer lessons, mainly to elderly citizens.

  • Baking Her Way to Sweet Success

    Baking cakes may sound easy, but wait until you see the creations of Devorah Altman, and you will think twice! Devorah transformed her home in Bet Shemesh into “The Kosher Cakery,” a bakery that provides customized cakes, cupcakes and cookies to people across Israel. Think “Ace of Cakes” with a Middle Eastern twist– The Kosher Cakery bakes up people’s dreams with delicious cakes, frostings, and elaborate decorations!

  • WeWork Be’er Sheva

    I am not a hi-tech person at all but every time I go to the Gav-Yam Advanced Technologies Park in Be’er Sheva, I am truly inspired. Just from the parking lot I get views of the lovely residential neighborhood of Ramot, the impressive Negev Brigade Memorial, and the recently completed bridge connecting the park to the train station and Ben Gurion University. I find it amazing that I’ve watched an area go from nothing to something before my very eyes.

  • Olah Spotlight: Nina Brenner

    I came at the very end of 2009 as a single mother. I didn’t know anybody, it was very difficult, I didn’t know the language. But I came here because I wanted a stronger Jewish identity for myself and my son. We learned together, I lived in Ramat Beit Shemesh at the time, I started teaching art to […]