A total of 3,546 new immigrants came to Israel from the US and Canada in 2018, according to a year-end assessment released by Nefesh b’Nefesh on Monday.

The new immigrants from North America join the more than 29,600 who made Israel their home over the past year, as the Jewish Agency for Israel had earlier announced. Nefesh b’Nefesh, a cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Immigration and Absorption, the Jewish Agency and the JNF, organized 16 special immigration flights for 381 families in 2018, as well as for 1,579 single individuals, many of whom volunteered for the IDF.

The immigrants ranged in age from seven weeks to 97 years, coming from New York, California, New Jersey, Florida and other states and provinces.

Read the full story from 2018 in The Jerusalem Post.