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Young New York Jews Gear Up for Aliyah Conference

28 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
In an effort to nudge New York Jewish students and young professionals considering aliyah to take the plunge, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel will be hosting a special conference at the UJA-Federation of new York in Manhattan on October 21.

From Quaker High School to the IDF: Profile of a Lone Soldier

10 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Goldstein was raised in a Jewish-conservative household in Philadelphia, attending the Jewish elementary school of Solomon Schechter and Camp Rama in the summers. He chose to go to the Quaker Friends’ Central High School in part because of the school’s focus on athletics, but also in order to broaden his horizons.

Five Pairs of Brothers and Sisters Make Aliyah and Enlist in the Army...

Every year, young soldiers from overseas are enlisted into the Israeli Defense Forces through the Garin Tzabar program. The distance from their families and friends combined with the acclimation to their new country makes their service especially challenging. This year, however, at least for five pairs of brothers from the United States and Australia, the experience should be somewhat less difficult.

Study: Jewish Population Shrinking Outside Israel

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
The global Jewish population grew by more than 88,000 people over the past year, and now stands at 13.75 million, according to a new study published y Professor Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Tunisian Spring Is Turning Into a Jewish Winter

15 Elul 5772 – September 1, 2012
With the new legislation being proposed in the Islamist Ennahda led government, Tunisian Jews may need to rethink their loyalty to a country that clearly no longer wants them. The Tunisian Parliament is working to pass a law that will prohibit the import of religious books, kosher food, and even visitors from Israel.

Flying Back to the US? Better Ask your Accountant First, You Could Get Arrested

13 Elul 5772 – August 31, 2012
U.S. taxpayers traveling to the United States with unpaid U.S. tax assessments can be detained at the border, questioned, and flagged for follow-up enforcement. If a taxpayer has an unpaid tax liability and is subject to a resulting Notice of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS may submit identifying taxpayer information to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), a database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Australian Woman, 96, Making Aliyah Calls it ‘a Dream Come True’

11 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
Lily Hyde will leave the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home in Sydney on Wednesday morning for Tel Aviv, where she will be reunited with her family. She is believed to be the oldest Australian ever to immigrate to Israel.

16 Retired Couples Make Aliyah on Nefesh B’Nefesh Flight

11 Elul 5772 – August 28, 2012
A group of 16 retiree couples ages 50 to 80 made Aliyah to Israel in mid-August on Nefesh B’Nefesh charter Aliyah flight that left out of JFK airport in New York. The retirees joined their children and grandchildren who had made Aliyah over the last decade.

Watch Your Family and Friends LIVE as They Arrive in Israel as New Olim!

26 Av 5772 – August 14, 2012
Log on to watch the festive welcome ceremony where we celebrate their Aliyah together with hundreds of guests and dignitaries. http://wac.go-live.co.il/0009E3/nefesh/nbn-live_460.html

Holy Land of Opportunity: North American Jews Finding Jobs in Israel

26 Av 5772 – August 13, 2012
Jews across America, in the privacy of their own computer screens, are scanning the internet for job opportunities which will enable them to make the leap toward life in Israel.

US Queen of Kosher: “I’m a Jewish Person and it’s the Jewish Homeland, and...

14 Av 5772 – August 2, 2012
With great emotion and to the joy of Jewish foodies throughout the world, the Queen of Kosher cooking is coming home to rule the roast/roost.

US Jewish Youths Choosing Elite IDF Units over Elite Colleges

13 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
More Jewish parents no longer ask their children only to which Ivy League schools will they apply, but in which elite IDF units they want to serve.

Israeli Government Seeking Bank to Manage Fund Spawning New Immigrant Businesses

12 Av 5772 – July 30, 2012
Israel's government seeks a commercial bank to grant credit to businesses created by new immigrants and returning residents.

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