It’s been quite a year for Aliyah. Nefesh B’Nefesh assisted 3,633 North Americans to discover greater possibilities in Israel 2017.
We thank you for your 47,743 likes to 288 posts in 2017, but most of these gems we’ve reposted from YOU, so keep on sharing and use #LiveLoveIsrael and tag @nefeshbnefesh so we can find and share your posts about living life in Israel.
"Happy 1st Aliyah-versary to me 🎉 One year ago today, I landed in Ben Gurion Airport and was given my Israeli documents. Today I represented my new country in the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota. Ironically that means I'm celebrating being Israeli in the United States, my original place of birth. Life comes full circle sometimes. 😊" #liveloveisrael #Aliyah #TeamIsrael #rowing #rowinglife #coxswain #WRCH2017 #WRChamps 📷: @leahsass
"Despite the season stating winter, the Tel Aviv sun insisted on cheekily kissing my cheeks all day. I smiled at strangers and coffee shop owners and received countless kindnesses in return. An appointment for a Teudat Zehut (Israeli ID card – legal prerequisite to work) that should have taken months was scheduled for today by a most helpful woman at @nefeshbnefesh the meeting went seamlessly despite the chaos of all things Israeli bureaucracy. I now have a temporary ID card. I have a bank account. And I have my very own personalised transport pass (ooh la la). As I was walking home feeling blissed having demolished my adult checklist, a man on his balcony started singing Yom Huledet Sameach (Happy Birthday) to a young girl passing by wearing a flower crown (because that’s a birthday badge here) and he asked for her name so he could include her name in the song. She was elated. I am forever in love with this place and it’s eclectic inhabitants. Love can be found in the smallest places and held in our most delicate moments. I feel sorted, I feel settled and I finally feel at home." 🏡🇮🇱🕺🏽 📷: @beltal Mazal Tov! Welcome home. #OfficiallyIsraeli #LiveLoveIsrael #Aliyah2017 #Aliyah #Israel
"When I lived in the U.S. and Canada, I missed Israel from a place deep within my heart and soul. Now that I am blessed to live in Israel, there are times that I miss America on a physical, materialistic level—not on a soul level. I realized that this is what it boils down to for me; which of those things are more important to me. While living in America was convenient, my life in Israel is far more beautiful, fulfilling, spiritual, and alive than ever before. I pray that I always follow my heart and soul." 📷: @yoelsbg #LiveLoveIsrael #IsraelGoBeyond #Israel #Aliyah #Aliyah2017 #Jerusalem
Nicol, who just made Aliyah to Tzfat from Monsey with her family of 9 yesterday, told us, "I felt like I got a big hug from NBN when I got off the plane today. We might not have made Aliyah if it wasn't for the NBN Staff." Thinking about making Aliyah to the North? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and maybe next year we'll see you here. #israel #tzfat #israelgobeyond #instagramisrael #ig_israel #makealiyah #safed #livingthedream #liveloveisrael 📷: @nbngonorth