Aliyah Inspiration

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Through the Eyes of the Olim at OurCrowd Global Summit 2016

2017-03-15T11:03:09+00:00 Visions of Aliyah|

Respect. That’s what Jon Medved commanded yesterday in front of 3,000 participants at the OurCrowd Global Summit 2016. And well deserved. Medved, Aliyah MVP and CEO and Founder of OurCrowd was the 2015 recipient of Nefesh B’Nefesh’s Bonei Zion award in the field of Entrepreneurship and Technology. Yesterday’s Global Investor Summit made history as Jerusalem's most successful summit of its kind. As Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem said in his speech at the Summit, “There is more holiness in one square meter in Jerusalem than in the entire world," referring the to work Medved is doing to bring “a light unto the nations” from Jerusalem.

Mara Benjamin: A Fairy Tale in the Arava

2017-03-15T11:04:39+00:00 Aliyah Inspiration|

Once upon time, a girl from tropical Florida decided to move to the arid Negev desert of Israel to fulfill her dream of living a Jewish life on a kibbutz with her children. She quit her job, sold her mini-van, rented her home and, with the help of Nefesh B’Nefesh, made Aliyah. She found a great job, met and married her true love, watched her children blossom, and has lived happily ever after...

From Sinai to Israel: Finding True Love in the Holy Land

2017-03-15T11:06:34+00:00 Aliyah Inspiration|

When Erin Erskine found Tal on OkCupid, she messaged him, “I want to learn Hebrew. Would you be my conversation partner?” “What do I get out of this?” Tal asked. “The chance to talk to me.” At the time, Erin was living in Chicago and Tal was in Israel, but the two began communicating daily—first in Facebook messages and then on Skype.

The Entrepreneur Committed to Saving Lives

2017-03-15T11:06:39+00:00 Aliyah Inspiration|

In 2004, Ariel Beery was fresh out of the Israeli army and an undergraduate student at Columbia University. Israel was a hot topic on campus, and Ariel found that the discussions were far from nuanced. There were pro-Israel activists and there were anti-Israel activists, and thousands of miles from the Middle East, the student body could not find common ground.

Aliyah: Time to Weigh In Video Series

2017-03-15T11:08:51+00:00 NBN Videos| – Aliyah: Time to Weigh In. The Rosh Hashana /Yom Kippur season is a period of introspection, a time to evaluate our values and life choices. Where does Israel fit in your equation? Watch this special video series featuring: Rabbi Ari Berman, Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Racheli Fraenkel, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi Shalom Rosner and Shani Taragin.

From Law School to “LinguistIt”

2017-03-15T11:19:24+00:00 Business & Entrepreneurship, NBN Employment Blog|

Overlooking the quiet streets of Modiin, Sarah Davis sits in her office with two side-by-side screens in front of her. She vigorously types - eyes on one computer, fingers flying on the other, as pages of words are pumped out onto her screen. Petite and soft-pitched, some mistakenly think she is “too young,” or “non-credible…” But take a minute to sit with Sarah and you will see that she is nothing of the sort!

Paul the PC Guy

2017-03-15T11:20:06+00:00 NBN Employment Blog|

Paul the PC GUY’s website reads, “Meet Paul, the PC Guy (and, hard as it is to believe, he is even friendlier than he looks!)” His website is true to its word- Paul is truly a friendly, personable guy, with a cool brand and a great business! It is no wonder he has found small-business success working with people by servicing their PC computers throughout Jerusalem.