NBN Highlights

  • 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: […]

  • Aliyah in their Own Words

    Olim are asked to write an essay when completing their Aliyah application. What comes out of these essays is truly inspiring. We selected some moving excerpts written by the individuals who arrived on the August charter flight, which provide a glimpse into the motivations behind their decision to make Aliyah. I’ve wanted to make Aliyah […]

  • Shabbat with Nefesh B’Nefesh

    “L’CHAIM!” rings out from the tables full of exuberant young adults at the Jerusalem Community Shabbat Dinner Welcoming New Olim. It only takes one glance to understand that it’s not a typical Friday night dinner, but a lively celebration of the newcomers who just made Aliyah. With the first of two charter flights recently landing in […]

  • Where Are They Now? The Olim of the July 2014 Charter Flight

    In honor of the July 2015 charter flight, we checked in with four Olim from last year’s flight – and found them thriving with their family, building successful careers and giving back to the country. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in one year. Eitan and Leah Mosenkis + 2 Kids Eitan Mosenkis had a […]

  • The 10 Most Popular Things Olim Bring on Aliyah

    The process of moving across the world and starting a new life can be overwhelming. The good news is that people have been making Aliyah for a long time and you can rely on their collective wisdom to make the process smoother for yourself. Items from the old country help us transition to feeling at […]

  • The Significance of Yom Hazikaron to Olim Families

    In Israel, a minute-long siren marks the beginning of Yom Hazikaron. As families head to military ceremonies to visit the gravestones of loved ones, there is a heaviness in the air. People cry openly in the streets and radios play a constant stream of sad songs. Yom Hazikaron is a national day mourning, and restaurants […]

  • 10 Things Overheard at the NBN Mega Event

    We just wrapped up our Aliyah Mega Event series, culminating in over 1,200 people attending our NYC event. The event featured career opportunities in Israel, financial planning advice, information on taxes and budgeting, and sessions about the Israeli healthcare system and Aliyah rights. Of special interest were our Go North and Go South programs, which […]

  • Make yourself at home… in Israel

    Nefesh B’Nefesh is excited to be running another series of Aliyah fairs in New York, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Montreal and Toronto. These events feature Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah advisors and representatives from government offices, allowing attendees to learn more about the Aliyah process. This includes information and advice for landing a job and planning your […]

  • NBN Announces Bonei Zion Prize Winners for 2015

    Nefesh B’Nefesh is excited to announce the winners of our second annual Bonei Zion Prize, an award created to recognize outstanding Anglo Olim who have helped Israel in meaningful ways. Nominations rolled in from hundreds of nominees from around the world, and the winners were then chosen by a prestigious selection committee. The winners will […]

  • Top 7 Aliyah tips from Olim kids

    Making Aliyah as a kid can be extremely exciting–and sometimes challenging. You may have traveled to Israel in the past–and even loved it–but actually living in Israel is a very different experience. Many Olim children worry about learning Hebrew, making friends, and keeping in touch with their family. Gavriella Berger, who made Aliyah at age […]

  • The IAF Chanukah Air Show

    On December 23, Olim stared at the sky as planes whizzed through the air, leaving bright white tracks behind them. Helicopters hovered in the wind as pilots ascended on ropes. Young pilots, who had trained for three years, received their wings to raucous cheering. For the sixth year in a row, Nefesh B’Nefesh brought 180 […]

  • 6 Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Healthcare

    Moving to a new country and acclimating to a whole new healthcare system can be challenging. After all, finally understanding your birth country’s healthcare system was a feat in and of itself. To help you understand your rights and benefits in Israel, we put together answers to the six questions that Olim most frequently ask […]

  • How Doctors Are Impacting Israel’s South

    When Professor Carmi Margalit (Margolis) moved from Richmond, Virginia, to Be’er Sheva over 39 years ago, the desert city was quiet with few conveniences. But as a pediatrician with a background in medical education, Professor Margalit only saw possibilities in the South. “For me, the opportunity to develop something new was very important,” said Professor […]

  • NBN Bnot Sherut Services

    On a typical day, Devora Davidowitz, 18, is up at 6 AM, ready to begin her volunteer work at the Mishpachton – a Dimona-based home for children whose parents cannot care for them. After waking them up, making sure everyone eats breakfast, and bringing them to school, Davidowitz’s day does not slow down. Together with […]

  • Undeterred: 338 North America Olim Arrive in Israel this August

    Hundreds of family, friends, past Olim, and native Israelis came to Ben Gurion Airport to welcome the new Olim who arrived in Israel on Nefesh B’Nefesh’s August 12th Aliyah charter flight. President of Israel Reuven Rivlin and Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky were among the dignitaries who greeted […]

  • Aliyah: Rising Up in Trying Times

    Nefesh B’Nefesh’s first Aliyah charter flight of the summer will go down in the history as one of the most emotional and intimate arrivals ever. Though the new Olim weren’t greeted with the same turnout and fanfare as on the previous 50 charter flights, there was not one cancellation and not a dry eye in […]

  • #thankstoaliyah

    #thankstoAliyah I was able to run the Jerusalem marathon in my home city! Best feeling in the world! @NefeshBNefesh — Sara Kruger (@SarKru) March 23, 2014 YUM: @Sue-Ann Metz Hamentashen! #purim #ThankstoAliyah 🙂 http://t.co/kOOcj9a03u — Rabbi Michael Green (@rabbigreen) March 11, 2014 I made aliyah by myself and unsure of the future. 1.5 years later, […]