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The core mission of NBN is to revitalize Aliyah and to substantially increase the number of future Olim by removing the professional, logistical and financial obstacles that prevent many individuals from actualizing their dreams.
In the process of fulfilling our mission, we aim to educate and inspire the Jews of the Diaspora as to the centrality of the Jewish State to the Jewish people and its desirability as a Jewish home. Such enhanced awareness will send an unmistakable signal of Anglo-Israeli Jewish solidarity and of our mutual determination to strengthen the State of Israel and thereby increase the likelihood of an ever expanding Aliyah reality.
Pioneers to Israel’s Periphery
Communities throughout Israel
Nefesh B’Nefesh was founded by Tony Gelbart and Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, with the mission to revitalize North American Aliyah. NBN celebrated the arrival of its first chartered Aliyah flight that summer.
An unprecedented Israeli Government cabinet decision supporting private Aliyah organizations was passed, instituting State funding for Nefesh B’Nefesh.
EXPANSION TO UNITED KINGDOM
In response to requests from British Jewry, Nefesh B’Nefesh expanded its services to the United Kingdom.
In cooperation with the Legacy Heritage Fund, The Physician Aliyah Fellowship was launched to help better integrate physicians into the Israeli medical system.
With the support of Nefesh B’Nefesh, a Knesset lobby was established to encourage Aliyah from western countries
Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel entered a strategic partnership creating a “one-stop-Aliyah-shop” for North Americans making Aliyah.
GO NORTH PROGRAM
In cooperation with the Russell Berrie Foundation, the historic ‘Go North’ program was launched to help new Olim move to Northern Israel.
LONE SOLDIERS PROGRAM
Nefesh B’Nefesh and the FIDF partnered to help provide comprehensive support services to North American and British Lone Soldiers serving in the IDF.
Nefesh B’Nefesh celebrates the arrival of its 30,000th Oleh.
INTERNATIONAL LONE SOLDIERS
NBN & FIDF launch the International Lone Soldier Program.
JUNE 2012 & MARCH 2013
NEGEV & GALIL ALIYAH PROJECT
Nefesh B’Nefesh & Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael create a partnership for increasing Aliyah to build vibrant, sustainable communities throughout the North and South of Israel. June 2012 – Go North- Phase II March 2013- Launch of Go South
ISRAEL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
Nefesh B’Nefesh and Jewish National Fund USA forge partnership to further the development of Israel’s periphery, and enhance JNF vision of Israel excellence