Over 1,000 attend aliyah event in New York, more to come

Over one thousand people attended the Jewish Agency’s Israel Planning Expo in New York City Sunday, in anticipation of a record high year in aliyah from North America. In 2009, some nearly 3,800 North Americans moved to Israel and this year over 4,000 are expected to immigrate.
On Monday the expo toured Washington DC, on Tuesday the expo is in Toronto, it will be in Ft. Lauderdale Wednesday and it will conclude Thursday in Los Angeles.
The event in New York Sunday was attended by several hundred single young professionals, and included a special wine and cheese reception for young adults to network and meets others who are also considering or about to make aliyah.