New olim celebrate first Shavuot in Israel

Young olim celebrate their first Shavout in Israel.
Photos by Jared Bernstein Photography/courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh

These photos of young olim celebrating their first Shavuot in Israel were just too cute to pass up.

They were taken at an event in Ein Yael, Jerusalem, organized by Nefesh B’Nefesh, which works in close cooperation with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency for Israel, to help new olim prepare for their first Shavuot in Israel.

At the event, the children, accompanied by their parents and Nefesh B’Nefesh staff, prepared for Shavuot by assembling delicious baskets of fruit, which is a customary tradition in Israel during this period, according to a release from Nefesh B’Nefesh.

“I’m so excited to be celebrating my first Shavuot in Israel,” said 7-year-old Nachi Jerozolim, who made Aliyah with his parents from Woodmere, N.Y. last August, in the release. “It is so much fun to be living in a Jewish country where everyone around me is getting ready to celebrate the same holiday.”

To learn more about Nefesh B’Nefesh, visit

See this week’s Jewish News for more Shavuot photos.


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