2023 Flight Schedule

Dates Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
December 17, 2023 LY16 8:15PM
Dates Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
November 28, 2023 LY06 2:00PM
December 12, 2023 (FULL) LY06 2:00PM
December 27, 2023 LY06 2:00PM
Dates Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
November 29, 2023 LY18 1:00PM
December 13, 2023 LY18 1:00PM
December 27, 2023 LY18 1:00PM
Dates Airport Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time
November 28, 2023 (FULL) Newark (EWR) LY26 9:00PM
December 11, 2023 (FULL) New York City (JFK) LY08 11:50PM
December 18, 2023 Newark (EWR) LY28 - Group Flight 1:15PM
December 27, 2023 (FULL) New York City (JFK) LY02 5:00PM
Dates Flight Number Scheduled Departure Time

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

Charter Flight

Departure City: JFK

The entire plane is filled with Olim, Nefesh B’Nefesh Staff and our Aliyah partners. Depending on health and safety guidelines, ceremonies may take place at both JFK and Ben Gurion.

Cluster Flights

Departure Cities: New York, Newark, Miami, Los Angeles

5 – 40 Olim on the flight. Olim are not identified before departure but will be brought together at the Ben Gurion arrival gate by a representative from Misrad HaKlita.

Group Flights

Departure Cities: New York, Newark, Los Angeles

30 – 80 Olim

Nefesh B’Nefesh Staff assist Olim at check-in, join the Group on the plane, and provide guidance and support during the Aliyah process at Ben Gurion.

Those participating in a group flight (only) have the opportunity to have their Teudat Zehut (Israeli ID card) printed for them and available within their first week of arrival.

Flexible Flights

Departure Cities: Toronto, Montreal, Boston

Flight requests are made “as needed/requested”. Flight reservations are made based on availability at the time of booking. Three weeks’ lead time is required.

Aliyah flights are available to Olim awarded the Aliyah flight benefit by the Jewish Agency. Contact your Jewish Agency Shaliach for details.

  • When you receive your Aliyah flight benefit approval and Aliyah visa from the Jewish Agency, the Nefesh B’Nefesh Flights Dept will invite you to book your flight from the available posted flight schedule.
  • Aliyah flights should be requested no less than three weeks in advance.
  • There is a ticket processing fee due in advance of a flight confirmation. Any outstanding Aliyah application fees need to paid as well.


  • Your reservation includes 2 bags x 50lbs/62” H+L+W + personal item + carry-on bag.
  • Airline generated tickets include generic flight information, on Nefesh B’Nefesh arranged Aliyah flights, Olim receive 2 pieces of luggage as part of the Aliyah flight benefit.
  • Extra luggage and oversized fees are at the sole responsibility of the Oleh.

Frequently Asked Questions about Aliyah flights and Processing can be found here.

For more information 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 has 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 fees may apply.

* Last updated on November 28, 2023 *

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