242 Jewish citizens of the United States and Canada touched down in Israel on Wednesday to receive a third citizenship- Israeli.
Chasya-Uriel Steinbauer, 44, sat on the floor of terminal four at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this summer with her two young children. She was minutes away from boarding a plane to Israel that would change the course of her family’s life; the Steinbauers were not just visiting Israel, but making Aliyah – immigrating to Israel.
On Wednesday, August 15th a flight of 239 Israeli immigrants from 24 US States and three Canadian provinces landed in the Jewish homeland as a part of the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight. The aliyah (immigration to Israel) flight included 30 families, 90 children and 57 future Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.
Over the years our Christian partners have contributed more than $1.4 billion, mostly with an average sacrificial donation of $76 per person, to help Israel and the Jewish people. These are not wealthy mega donors, but people who care wholeheartedly for Israel and relate to the Jewish people with unconditional love.