Nefesh B'Nefesh awarded 'Jerusalem Prize for Aliyah and Absorption'

Organization's founders receive coveted prize for their contribution, efforts to ease Aliyah for olim.

February 24, 2015 11:19
Hanoch HaCohen Pueterkovsky, Naftali Bennett,  Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, and Dudu Sa’ada.

Jerusalem Conference Chairman, Hanoch HaCohen Pueterkovsky, Minister of Economy, Naftali Bennett, Nefesh B’Nefesh Founder & Executive Director, Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and B’Sheva Chairman, Dudu Sa’ada. (photo credit: MIRI TZACHI)

The “Jerusalem Prize for Aliyah & Absorption” for 2015 was bestowed upon Nefesh B’Nefesh and its co-founders, Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart, Tuesday, at the 12th annual Jerusalem Conference.

The prize was given for the organization’s “praiseworthy efforts in assisting tens of thousands of Jews make Aliyah to Israel and guaranteeing their successful integration into Israel’s northern and southern frontiers as well as the rest of the country”.

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The prize was presented to Rabbi Fass on behalf of the organization by Minister of Economy, Naftali Bennett.

Operating since 2001, NBN has worked to ease the process of Aliya for thousands of diaspora Jews looking to make Israel their home by removing financial, logistical, and professional barriers holding them back.

Over 40,000 have made Aliya with NBN since its inception, 5000 of them enlisting to the IDF.

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