242 New Olim To Make Aliyah After Tisha B’Av
YWN – Right after Tisha B’av 242 new olim will make aliyah and begin to call Israel their permanent home. Of the group, who will all be on a Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight, 41 of them are future Lone Soldiers and 103 are children under the age of 17.
41 future Lone Soldiers and 103 children under the age of 17 will be among 242 North American Olim set to arrive in Israel next Wednesday, August 14 on a special Aliyah flight chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh, facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Aliyah & Integration Ministry, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel (KKL), and Jewish National Fund-USA.
The new Olim are from a variety of backgrounds culturally and demographically – hailing from 22 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. They also include 21 medical professionals, three sets of twins, and a 28-day-old baby, who will officially become the youngest Oleh to make Aliyah this summer.
Aliyah and Integration Minister Yoav Galant as well as KKL World Chairman Danny Atar, Jewish Agency CEO and Director Amira Ahronoviz, Federation of Local Authorities in Israel Chairman and Modi’in- Maccabim-Reut Mayor Chaim Bibas, will all be in attendance at the special ceremony welcoming the new immigrants.