Israel welcomed its 16,000th oleh of the year, Simcha Brodsky (pictured), who made aliyah with Nefesh B’Nefesh along with 90 others last Tuesday.
The NBN flights included olim from 14 states and three Canadian provinces, ranging from young students to retirees.
The new arrivals plan to move to Katzrin in the north and Beersheva in the south, in addition to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya, Ra’anana and Haifa. Brodsky, a 24-year-old musician from New York, headed to Jerusalem.
Since the beginning of April, 1,877 North Americans have made aliyah. In addition, 5,500 applications have been submitted with more than 15,000 people contacting Nefesh B’Nefesh for more information.
Since March, NBN hosted 71 online events, marking a 153 percent increase from last year when there were 27, with 10,500 participants attending (in comparison to 1,953 in 2019), a 537 percent increase.