So long, American pie, hello IDF


Nefesh B’Nefesh brought 232 olim home to Midinot Yisroel this week —among them 59 young men and women (some pictured above at JFK on Monday) who left their homes, familiies and friends to serve in the Israel Defense Forces as “lone soldiers.”

Among New York olim on the NBN flight -were 19-year-old Ella Dahan of Long Beach (near left) and 18-year-old Zoe Vatash of Sag Harbor (far left).

This week’s flight was NBN’s 54th charter. It was the second of two charters which, along with six group aliyah flights and olim arriving independently on a daily basis, will carry over 2,000 olim through NBN this summer.

Since 2002, NBN and its partners brought 45,000 olim to Israel from North America and England.