June 7, 2011 / 5 Sivan 5771
The July 13th event will honor more 64 families from Florida who are making Israel their new homes
New York – On Wednesday, July 13th, the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B'Nefesh will host a farewell celebration in honor of Olim (new immigrants) from Florida. Each year, the Jewish Agency recognizes those people who make Aliyah, and choose to live their lives in Israel. This year, 64 families, who will be attending the event, are being recognized including 26 from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation region, 17 from the Broward County Jewish Federation region, 12 from the South Palm Beach County Jewish Federation region, 3 from the Palm Beach region and 2 families from central Florida.
The event is being co-sponsored the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Bank Leumi, The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Miami, the Jewish National Fund, Friends of the IDF, the Israeli Consulate and the Rabbinic Association of Greater Miami.
Among the Olim are many young people who will be going to Jewish Agency absorption programs such as Kibbutz Ulpan (Hebrew language study), Ulpan Etzion (a special program for academics), a year of National Service (volunteering in a variety of programs to help the community), Garin Tzabar (army service) and studies in Israeli universities.
Jacob Solomon, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, will be the keynote speaker.
94 Olim from Florida will have moved to Israel by the end of June in 2011. Last year, some 280 people made Aliyah from Florida out of a total of close to 4,000 people made Aliyah from across North America in 2010, the most amount of people since 1973.
The event, will take place at 7:00 pm at Bank Leumi USA, One Turnberry Place, on the fifth floor, 19495 Biscayne Blvd. in Aventura, Florida.
To attend the event or for more information, please contact: 305-438-4203 or Aliyahmiami@jafi.org
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