SPECIAL 50th EL AL FLIGHT BRINGS PLANE FILLED WITH OLIM (NEW IMMIGRANTS) HOME TO ISRAEL
New York, NY – August 14, 2013 – EL AL Israel Airlines recently carried close to 350 olim from New York to their new home in Israel, including 125 young men and women who are joining the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Also onboard the special jubilee flight was 41 families with 88 children.
This special Nefesh B’Nefesh flight was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel and the Israel Scouts’ Tzofim Garin Tzabar program. Nearly 5,000 people from all over the world have made Aliyah this year and more than 35,000 in the past 10 years.
New olim pose at JFK International Airport before their departure to Israel.
Photo Credit: Shahar Azran