Thousands expected at mega Aliyah fairs in 2012


The Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency are partnering with Nefesh B’Nefesh to host a series of informational Aliyah-related events throughout March.
(JERUSALEM; 12 March, 2012) – As part of Nefesh B’Nefesh’s ongoing initiatives to provide comprehensive Aliyah information, guidance and inspiration to potential Olim, the organization will be holding a week of Mega Aliyah Events in five major cities across North America together with Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the
Jewish Agency.
The Aliyah Mega Events, which will take place in Toronto, Montreal, Baltimore, Florida and New York between March 18th and 25th, will incorporate Aliyah-related seminars and workshops, as well as personal consultations with staff from all three organizers. Representatives from various other Israeli ministries, health funds and shippers will also be present.
Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver will be among the guests of honor at the NY event, together with Israeli Consul General to NY, Ido Aharoni and the Jewish Agency’s Director of Aliyah, Absorption and Special Operations Yehuda Sharf. Director of the Garin Tzabar Program in the “Friends of Israel Scouts” office in NY, Einav Zamir will also be attending.
Participants will benefit from workshops and seminars on various topics such as: Careers in Israel, Financial Planning, Taxes & Budgeting, The Israeli Healthcare System, Navigating Israel’s Education System, Introduction to the Aliyah Process, Aliyah Rights and Benefits and the ‘Go North’ Program. Additionally, the Montreal event will feature a French-speaking Aliyah counselor who will be available for question and consultations. The New York event will feature a discussion with founder and Executive Director of Nefesh B’Nefesh Rabbi Yehoshua Fass for Students and Young Professionals entitled ‘Making an Impact’.
To date, Nefesh B’Nefesh has assisted over 30,000 Olim and more than 47,000 North American and British Jews have attended Nefesh B’Nefesh pre-Aliyah informational seminars throughout the US, Canada and UK, including specially tailored programs, events and individual counseling sessions. For a full schedule of the Mega events, please visit
About NBN: Founded in 2002, Nefesh B’Nefesh in cooperation with the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency for Israel, is dedicated to revitalizing Aliyah from North America and the UK by removing or minimizing the financial, professional, logistical and social obstacles of Aliyah. The support and comprehensive social services provided by Nefesh B’Nefesh to its 30,000 newcomers, has ensured that 97% of its Olim have remained in Israel.

For more information please contact:
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ISRAEL: 054-243-4330
USA: 347-878-6086
UK: 0800-075-3353