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February 16, 1624: The First Jew to Settle in North America Buys Some Real...

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On February 16, 1624, the name of Elias Legardo appeared in a registry of settlers of Virginia, in the present United States of America, who according to some historians would be the first Judeo-European...
Landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport on the last Nefesh B’Nefesh group “aliyah” flight of the year, Dec. 30, 2020. Photo by Yonit Schiller.

North American olim join 3,000-plus others who arrived in Israel in 2020

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The 41st and final Nefesh B’Nefesh group flight of 2020 landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Dec. 30 with 48 new immigrants joining the 3,168 individuals who made aliyah from North America in the last year—2,625...

September 24th, 1683: French King Louis XIV ordered Jews expelled from French colonies in...

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French King Louis XIV ordered Jews expelled from French colonies in North America on this date in 1683. The order was mostly ignored where it would be most relevant, in Martinique, the Caribbean land...
Aliyah fair in the San Fernando Valley, Calif., organized by Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL) and the Jewish National Fund-USA. March 2019. Credit: Courtesy.

Anti-Semitism on minds at ‘aliyah’ fair as North Americans prepare for move

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It’s no easy task to pack up one’s earthly possessions and cross the ocean to a new country where a new language is spoken, even if it is a “coming home.” Compounding the matter is...
Young women arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport after a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flight, October 2018. Credit: Jonny Finkel Photography.

Nefesh B’Nefesh to host six ‘aliyah’ events across North America in March

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Nefesh B’Nefesh will host multiple aliyahevents across North America next month enabling prospective new immigrants to Israel (olim) to be as prepared as possible. The March events are co-hosted by Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah...