Booking your Aliyah flight marks an exciting and momentous milestone in your Aliyah journey, and we are delighted to assist you in making the necessary arrangements. Once you have received approval for your Aliyah flight benefit, the Nefesh B’Nefesh Flights Department will send you an email invitation to book your flight. Simply choose your departure hub from the list below, click on the dropdown menu, and note your preferred date from the posted flight schedule and reply to the invitation with your preference. Your journey is about to take flight, and we can’t wait to welcome you home!

Please note: If you have not received an invitation to book your flight, your application may be missing required components. Please consult with your Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah advisor for assistance. To ensure timely processing, request your Aliyah flight at least three weeks in advance and pay the ticket processing fee, along with any outstanding Aliyah application fees.

If you have Aliyah approval and want to ask questions about booking your flight please email [email protected].

Dates Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
TBD TBD TBD
Dates Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
July 01, 2024 (FULL) LY06 2:00PM
July 24, 2024 (FULL) LY06 2:00PM
August 06, 2024 (GROUP) LY06 - GROUP FLIGHT 2:00PM
August 14, 2024 (FULL) LY06 2:00PM
August 21, 2024 LY06 2:00PM
August 28, 2024 LY06 2:00PM
September 04, 2024 LY06 2:00PM
September 25, 2024 LY06 2:00PM
October 30, 2024 LY06 3:00PM
November 18, 2024 LY06 2:00PM
December 16, 2024 LY06 2:00PM
Dates Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
July 02, 2024 (FULL) LY18 12:00PM
July 21, 2024 LY18 12:00PM
August 07, 2024 LY18 12:00PM
August 19, 2024 LY18 12:00PM
August 26, 2024 LY18 12:00PM
September 03, 2024 LY18 12:00PM
September 25, 2024 LY18 12:00PM
October 30, 2024 LY18 1:00PM
November 19, 2024 LY18 1:00PM
December 18, 2024 LY18 1:00PM
Dates Airport Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
June 25, 2024 (GROUP - FULL) New York City (JFK) LY04 - Group Flight 10:30AM
July 2, 2024 (FULL) New York City (JFK) LY04 10:30AM
July 8, 2024 (GROUP - FULL) Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 - Group Flight 1:30PM
July 14, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY04 10:30AM
July 16, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY02 5:30PM
July 24, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY02 5:30PM
July 30, 2024 (GROUP - FULL) Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 - Group Flight 1:30PM
August 5, 2024 (GROUP) for B'not Sherut Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 - Group Flight 1:30PM
August 7, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY04 10:30AM
August 7, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY02 5:30PM
August 14, 2024 Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 1:30PM
August 14, 2024 Newark, NJ (EWR) LY26 9:00PM
August 14, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY10 1:30PM
August 20, 2024 (GROUP - FULL) Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 - Group Flight 1:30PM
August 20, 2024 (GROUP - FULL) New York City (JFK) LY02 - Group Flight 5:30PM
August 20, 2024 Newark, NJ (EWR) LY26 9:00PM
August 20, 2024 (GROUP - FULL) New York City (JFK) LY08 - Group Flight 11:50PM
August 21, 2024 (GROUP - FULL) Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 - Group Flight 1:30PM
August 26, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY04 10:30AM
August 26, 2024 (GROUP) New York City (JFK) LY02 - Group Flight 5:30PM
August 26, 2024 Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 1:30PM
August 26, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY08 11:50PM
August 27, 2024 (GROUP) for Garin Tzabar Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 - Group Flight 1:30PM
August 28, 2024 (GROUP) New York City (JFK) LY10 - Group Flight 1:30PM
August 28, 2024 Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 1:30PM
August 28, 2024 (GROUP) New York City (JFK) LY02 - Group Flight 5:30PM
September 4, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY02 5:30PM
September 5, 2024 Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 1:30PM
September 11, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY04 10:30AM
September 18, 2024 (GROUP) Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 - Group Flight 1:30PM
September 24, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY02 5:30PM
October 8, 2024 Newark, NJ (EWR) LY26 9:00PM
October 30, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY02 6:00PM
November 12, 2024 New York City (JFK) LY02 5:00PM
November 20, 2024 Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 1:15PM
December 17, 2024 (GROUP) Newark, NJ (EWR) LY28 1:15PM
Dates Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
TBD TBD TBD

Air Canada flies direct from Toronto to Tel Aviv; reservations are made as requested by Olim, based on Aliyah fare availability.

To inquire about additional flight options from Toronto, contact [email protected] when you are eligible to book your flight.

Types of Flights

Group Flight

  • Departure Cities: New York, Newark, Los Angeles.
  • 40- 60 Olim ( commercial EL AL flight).
  • Nefesh B’Nefesh staff personally greet Olim at the U.S. airport and provide assistance throughout the departure flight until they reach their initial destination in Israel.
  • Aliyah processing begins prior to flight check-in in the US.
  • Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, additional Nefesh B’Nefesh staff welcome and offer guidance and support throughout the Aliyah process.
  • NBN staff collaborates with Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority to facilitate the issuance of Teudat Zehut (Israel ID card), extending this service to Ktinim Chozrim, and former and current A-1 Israeli visa holders.

Cluster Flight

  • Departure Cities: New York, Newark, Miami, Los Angeles.
  • 5-40 Olim on the flight (commercial EL AL flight).
  • Nefesh B’Nefesh staff are not present at departure or arrival of the flight.
  • Olim are met at the Ben Gurion arrival gate by a representative from the Population and Immigration Authority.

Flexible Flight

  • Departure Cities: New York, Newark, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Toronto.

Flexible Flight requests are made as needed when there is no flight available on our schedule during the preferred time you would like to fly.

Please note:

  • Flight reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking, requiring a three-week lead time.
  • If a Cluster or Group flight is scheduled from your desired departure hub within one week before or after your preferred flight date, you are required to take the available flight on our schedule.
  • EWR and JFK are interchangeable. For example, if a flight departs from EWR ( Newark, NJ), but you reside closer to JFK (New York NY)  you must opt for the EWR departure if a flight is available during your preferred week of travel.
  • Flights from Toronto and Montreal will be booked on Air Canada.

Charter Flight

  • Departs from JFK Airport in New York.
  • We offer one Charter a year during the month of August.
  • Nefesh B’Nefesh staff personally greet Olim at the U.S. airport and provide assistance throughout the departure flight until they reach their initial destination in Israel.
  • Aliyah processing begins prior to flight check-in in the US and is completed during the flight.
  • Depending on health and safety guidelines, a farewell ceremony will take place prior to boarding.
  • Depending on health and safety guidelines, a welcome ceremony and celebration will take place upon arrival at Ben Gurion.
  • Teudat Zehut ( Israel ID card)  issuance is facilitated by NBN staff in collaboration with Israel’s population and immigration authority. Including Ktinim Chozrim and Former and current  A-1 Israeli visa holders.

Teudat Zehut

Upon arrival, a Temporary Teudat Zehut (Israeli ID Card) will be issued, including a Sefach (addendum) with your Israel address and immediate family’s ID numbers. This temporary ID is valid for three months and must be replaced with a biometric Teudat Zehut, available at any Misrad Hapnim by appointment, free of charge.
Please note: Ktinim Chozrim and Former and current A-1 Israeli visa holders will only receive a Teudat Zehut at the airport on a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group and Charter flight.

Luggage

  • Your reservation includes 2 bags, each weighing up to 50lbs and measuring 62” in height, length, and width, in addition to a personal item and carry-on bag.
  • Additional luggage, oversized, or overweight fees are the sole responsibility of the Oleh.
  • Please note: In addition to the 2 pieces of luggage included in the Aliyah benefit, Olim are entitled to bring 3 additional bags per traveler. The 1st additional bag will cost $130. The 4th and 5th bag will cost $200. Please purchase the additional bags at check-in.
  • The airline-generated ticket you will receive from EL AL has generic flight information indicating 1 piece of luggage is allowed. Do not be concerned your Aliyah benefit of a 2nd piece of luggage is confirmed by Nefesh B’Nefesh with the airline.

Additional Information

  • If you are planning to make Aliyah with your pet, please click here for relevant information.
  • For the most up-to-date Flight and Aliyah Process Information please click here.
  • For more information, please contact your Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Advisor or email [email protected].

DISCLAIMER: Aliyah flights must be arranged via Nefesh B’Nefesh in order to utilize the Aliyah Flight Benefit. Once you submit your flight preferences and have the necessary approvals and documentation, we will assist you with booking your Aliyah flight. We will do our best to accommodate your first flight preference; however, we cannot guarantee that all Olim will receive their first choice. Nefesh B’Nefesh reserves the right to withdraw any of these flight options at any time. Should that occur, NBN will assist you in making alternate flight arrangements. Depending on the time of year in which you make Aliyah, not all of the options noted above may be available. If you cancel your reservation or change your flight you may incur fees.

* Last updated on June 23, 2024 *

How can we help your Aliyah?

Name(Required)