Skip to comments.Despite Rockets, 64 New American Olim Arrive to Israel Today
Posted on 07/09/2014 2:16:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, July 8 Despite the escalating security situation in Israel, 64 new Olim from the United States made aliyah to Israel today with Nefesh BNefesh. The new immigrants hail from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia.
The youngest immigrant is an eight-month-old baby while the oldest, Lottie Herman, is 92. Herman who fled Germany in 1939 to America, will be settling in Jerusalem.
Among the other olim who arrived this morning was Becky Kupchan, 26, from Chicago. Kupchan will be moving to Beer Sheva, the capital city of Southern Israel.
Although the security situation in Israel is very tense right now, and in Beer Sheva where Im about to move rockets are falling, I am not afraid and I trust the Israeli government and the IDF, said Kupchan, after she arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport. Im a Jew and Ive always dreamed about making Aliyah to Israel, my home and at home you always feel safe.
The Olim whove chosen to make Aliya to Israel during these challenging days are real heroes, and each one of them fills our heart with pride and great inspiration, said Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nefesh BNefesh. Becky from Chicago, who has chosen to live in the city of Beer Sheva in the South, is one of them and we will do whatever we can to assist her in her new home in the State of Israel.
The aliyah of Tuesdays group was made in partnership with the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency for Israel, KKL and JNF-USA, and Nefesh BNefesh.
According to Nefesh BNefesh 97% of its olim have remained in Israel thanks to its support programs and comprehensive social services to more than 38,000 newcomers.
The new Israeli citizens will be moving to Beit Shemesh, Givat Shmuel, Hadera, Jerusalem, Karmiel, Modiin, Nes Tziona, Raanana, Ramat Beit Shemesh, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva.
God Bless them and keep them safe God!
Prayers for their safety and finding homes. God bless them for the courage to do this, in spite of the current attacks on Israel.