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  • I’m not the first and I won’t be the last

    March 11, 2016 | 12:32 pm

    It’s a story that may seem common, the daughter of an Israeli father who grew up in “The Valley” of Los Angeles and made Aliyah after college. 

    Perhaps my story sounds familiar. But the truth is, that’s the point. My experience growing up in a Jewish Israeli household, going to...

  • For Americans making aliyah, lacrosse, army service and real estate dreams beckon

    July 23, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    Professional lacrosse player Chase Clark was told that there are three keys to survival in Israel: Realize that everyone else thinks their time is more important than yours, avoid the crazy drivers while crossing the road and enjoy yourself as much as possible.

    Before this month,...

  • Jump In The Water is Warm- Israel Is Not So Bad!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    January 6, 2015 | 10:17 am

    As we usher in the first few days of 2015, Israel is a buzz over the news that over 26,500 people (including me) made aliyah in 2014 making it one of the biggest years for immigration to Israel in over a decade.  Led by a record 7,000 “olim chadashim” (new immigrants) from France...

  • North American immigration to Israel rose 7 percent in 2014

    December 18, 2014 | 9:09 am

    Immigration to Israel from North America rose 7 percent in 2014 over the previous year to 3,762 olim from the United States and Canada, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh.

    The immigrants came on 17 special aliyah flights from North America, sponsored by facilitated by Nefesh B’Nefesh...

  • My Four Month Aliyah Anniversary- My Life in Israel

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    December 4, 2014 | 4:59 am

    Last week, I passed the four month mark as a new immigrant to Israel by celebrating Thanksgiving with 200 other  “Olim Chadashim” from America at the NefeshBNefesh Thanksgiving Bash in Tel Aviv.  Now moving from one place to another is never easy. I went to four high schools as a...

  • Yankees president hosts future Israeli soldiers before their aliyah

    August 11, 2014 | 10:18 am

    The president of the New York Yankees hosted some 40 young men and women who are making aliyah and plan to serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

    Randy Levine and his wife, Mindy, hosted the future soldiers at Yankee Stadium on Sunday prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians....

  • Why I Made Aliyah During the War!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    August 5, 2014 | 11:43 am

    Last week in the middle of the war in Israel I made aliyah!  Why would I leave my easy life and  comfortable apartment exactly on the Beverly Hills border (the next house is Beverly Hills, if there is an earthquake I would land in Beverly Hills) to come to a small expensive one...

  • Missing Florida millionaire left tefillin on abandoned boat

    September 4, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who went missing in June, left his tefillin on his abandoned boat.

    All of the life jackets also were accounted for, the Coast Guard reported, according to the Sun-Sentinel, after getting the records through a Freedom of...

  • Fear and Gordis

    By Rob Eshman

    August 22, 2012 | 11:27 am

    For reasons I can’t quite understand, many leaders in the pro-Israel community continue to insist that the young generation of American Jews has abandoned Israel.

    That’s just not true. 

    “Ours is the first generation in which the centrality of Zion in Jewish dreams is...

  • IDF honors L.A. native for her outstanding service

    June 13, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    At the age of 23, Los Angeles-born Maya Liss was told that she was too old to be an Israeli soldier when she immigrated. But Liss would not take no for an answer, and in late April, her fight to fight for her new country brought the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) corporal special...

  • 104 new soldiers arrive on aliyah flight

    August 17, 2011 | 10:37 am

    A charter aliyah flight brought 360 new immigrants to Israel, including 104 young men and women who have enlisted in the military.

    The flight for North American immigrants, carrying 132 singles and 120 children, arrived Tuesday at Ben Gurion International Airport from New York. The...

  • Nefesh B’Nefesh cuts staff, salaries

    February 3, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    The aliyah organization Nefesh B’Nefesh says it has slashed18 percent of its staff and is cutting the salaries of its remaining employees.

    The organization last week made across-the-board cuts of 15 employees. Salary cuts were instituted at all levels as well, according to Yael...

  • 1,000 new immigrants set to arrive in Israel

    December 22, 2010 | 8:09 am

    The final 1,000 new immigrants for 2010 are arriving in Israel.

    The immigrants coming from 25 countries will arrive in Israel through the end of the year on special flights arranged by the Jewish Agency for Israel, the agency said in a statement. Some of the flights and the...