This year, The Fellowship's faithful supporters have helped nearly 4,800 Jews from over two dozen countries make aliyah (immigrate) to Israel about Freedom Flights. The Jerusalem Post's Alon Einhorn tells us about the final group of new Israelis who you helped make new lives in the Holy Land this year:
About 250 Ukrainian Jews made aliyah on Monday and Tuesday, marking the last wave of 2018.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews arranged for the new arrivals immigration to Israel. The organization has now reached a milestone of bringing close to 4,800 immigrants to Israel from 29 different countries, including Morocco, Moldova, France, Brazil and more. This constitutes a quarter of the olim that made aliyah in 2018.
Among the new olim were M. Unesco and her father from Kherson, Ukraine. Both held the position of deputy to the head of the Kerson City Council. Their daughter made aliyah last year through Taglit. Her aliyah and the father's economic situation are the reasons for their arrival this year.
E. Novosad from Odessa is a professional billiard player who won the European Championship twice, and has been the Ukrainian champion for 15 years straight. Novosad tells of how he visited Israel last year with his wife and two-year-old daughter, and they were amazed by the standard of living in Israel, compared with that of Ukraine.
"The education system, the health services, the treatment of children, it is all so different and better here," Novosad said. "We decided to make aliyah immediately."
"The aliyah is a blessing and engine that has fed Zionism for over a century," said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein...