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Nefesh B'Nefesh's 75,000th oleh

 

August 26, 2022

Shahar Azran

Sam Leeman, the 75,000th "oleh," or new immigrant to Israel, arrived on a Nefesh B'Nefesh flight that landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Aug. 17, 2022.

(JNS) - A total of 225 new immigrants from North America landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday as part of the 63rd Nefesh B'Nefesh chartered aliyah flight through El Al Airlines. The flight was coordinated in partnership with Israel's Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, Jewish National Fund-USA and Tzofim-Garin Tzabar.

Participants come from a variety of backgrounds, culturally and demographically - hailing from 19 U.S. states and one Canadian province.

The flight also carried a diverse group of professionals who are...



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