Cookie Schaffel from Illinois is greeted by family at Ben-Gurion International Airport after arriving in Israel on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flight, October 2018. Credit: Jonny Finkel Photography.

Nefesh B’Nefesh will host multiple aliyah events across North America March 10-13, enabling prospective olim to be as prepared as possible for aliyah. The events are co-hosted by Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and the Jewish National Fund-USA.

The tour will commence on the East Coast with Nefesh B’Nefesh’s annual ‘Mega Event’, to be held in New Jersey for the first time, which will provide an all-encompassing slate of resources for retirees, young professionals, families and singles looking to make aliyah, including “MedEx” – a dedicated track of seminars and personal meetings for medical professionals.

On March 11 and 12, aliyah seminars will be held in South Florida and Canada titled ‘Dollars and Sense’, practical aliyah planning sessions on budgeting, cost of living, and calculating earning potential in Israel. In addition, on March 12 and 13, a large aliyah Fair will be held in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

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.

The event is open to those intending to make aliyah in the near future as well as those in the initial planning stages. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to speak with like-minded individuals thinking about making Israel their new home.

The ‘MedEx’ conference will provide the opportunity to meet with top representatives from the Israeli Ministry of Health Licensing Division, the Israeli Medical Association and Israeli Health Funds. Representatives from leading hospitals in Israel will also be in attendance to meet with the prospective olim. Professionals in various medical fields will be able to start the process of transferring their professional license to Israel on the spot.

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