Nefesh B'Nefesh

In Face of Israel Flight Bans, Aliyah Persists

War bride, toddler twins, and over 200 others land in Tel Aviv hours before rocket attack one mile away.

07/23/2014
Staff Writer

Ilana Barta, a 23-year-old from Teaneck, N.J., walked off the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport Tuesday morning with her wedding dress in hand. Her fiancé, a 22-year-old from Efrat, is an officer in the Paratrooper unit currently on active duty in Gaza. Though she hasn’t heard from him since the ground operation began, their wedding is scheduled for Aug. 17.

Still arriving, despite the war in Gaza. Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh

Aliyah Flight Brings 300 North Americans, Including 125 IDF Recruits

08/13/2013

More than 300 new immigrants from North America arrived in Israel, including 125 recruits to the Israeli army.

Christian Zionist Hagee Gives Nearly $1 Million To Nefesh B'Nefesh

11/03/2011

John Hagee Ministries distributed $6 million to Israeli charities, with the largest chunk going to Nefesh B'Nefesh, a group that encourages immigration to Israel from English-speaking countries.

Nefesh B'Nefesh received $900,000 in the awards announced after the 30th annual Night to Honor Israel held at Hagee's Cornerstone megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. Organizers said the event drew 7,000 people.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Cuts Staff, Salaries

02/04/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The aliyah organization Nefesh B'Nefesh says it has slashed18 percent of its staff and will cut the salaries of its remaining employees.

The organization last week made across-the-board cuts of 15 employees. Salary cuts were instituted at all levels as well, according to Yael Katsman, its marketing and communications director.

The cuts were first reported Thursday in Haaretz.

Services to olim will not be affected, Katsman stressed.

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