59 ‘Lone Soldiers’ Fly to Israel Monday to Join IDF

Two hundred and thirty two new immigrants to Israel departed New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, aboard a Nefesh B'Nefesh charter Aliyah flight. 

The flight was facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel, JNF-USA, and Tzofim-Garin Tzabar.

Passengers on the flight include 29 families with 75 children as well nine couples and 86 singles. 

Among the immigrants from the United States and Canada, are also 59 young men and women with plans to volunteer for the Israel Defense Forces as "lone soldiers."

Monday's group of lone soldiers will join 850 others from the US and 2,800 lone soldiers from around the world currently serving in the IDF. 

Nefesh B'Nefesh, in cooperation with Friends of the IDF (FIDF) will continue to offer the lone soldiers guidance and support during each stage of their service from pre-recruitment to adjusting to civilian life after their release.        

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/199573

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