Monday, March 19, 2018

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) On March 11, in New York City, this year’s Nefesh B’Nefesh Mega Event will provide an all-encompassing slate of resources for retirees, young professionals, families and singles looking to make aliyah, and will also include a Medical Professionals Seminar.

The fairs were created by Nefesh B’Nefesh to enable prospective olim to personally interface with Nefesh B’Nefesh employees and relevant vendors in order to better understand the aliyah process, and prepare themselves as best as possible before immigrating to Israel. These events are co-hosted by Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA.

The New York Mega Event marks the 10th anniversary of the organization’s flagship Aliyah Fair and will take place on March 11 at John Jay College in New York City. The event, which has grown to accommodate nearly 2,000 people, follows the recent announcement by Nefesh B’Nefesh that in 2017, it helped just under 4,000 North American olim fulfill their aliyah dreams. With three additional large Aliyah Fairs planned for March 2018 in Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto, the organization hopes to inspire and empower even more North American Jews to make aliyah.

Whether prospective immigrants are retirees, young professionals, families, married or single, the aliyah fairs provide guidance about a wide range of topics, including financial planning and budgeting, choosing a community, how to build a strategic job-search plan, navigating the Israeli health care system, the ins and outs of buying or renting a home in Israel and much more.

“Nefesh B’Nefesh is committed to assisting its olim throughout their entire aliyah process and constantly strives to help them professionally, logistically and socially,” said Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, co-founder and executive director of Nefesh B’Nefesh. “Our Mega Aliyah Event, and the additional North American fairs, have proven to be an indispensable element of the aliyah process no matter where you are in your journey.”

The Mega Event includes a full-day Medical Professionals Seminar that provides the opportunity to meet with top representatives from the Israeli Ministry of Health Licensing Division, the Israeli Medical Association and Israeli health funds, while representatives from nearly every hospital in Israel will also be in attendance. Professionals in various medical fields will be able to start the process of transferring their professional license to Israel on the spot.

For more information on the March 11 Mega Event, please visit: www.nbn.org.il/mega-events/nyc-mega-event/.

And more information on the Medical Professionals Seminar can be found at: www.nbn.org.il/mega-events/medical-mega-2018/.