Senior doctors among hundreds of olim from US

Five American doctors and their families among hundreds of new olim; will join Israel's medical workforce

A total of 330 olim from the US will land Tuesday at the Ben Gurion International Airport via a flight sponsored by Nefesh B'Nefesh and the Jewish National Fund. Five of them are senior doctors who will man positions in different hospitals in the periphery. More than 125 of them are youth who will be volunteering at the IDF .


Scott and Anat Weiner, parents to Omri, Matan and Ma'ayan, are leaving Connecticut to move to the community of Beit Ella at the Jezreel Valley. Scott is a neonatologist and a specialist at caring for premature babies. He will work at Haemek Medical Center in Afula. The Weiners are devoted Zionists, and have decided that "the time to move is now, before the kids get older."


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Matt and Devorah Wieder, parents to Naftali, Benjamin, Sarah and Eliana, will be arriving in Israel from Ohio. Devorah is an obstetrics gynecologist and is waiting to get to Israel to decide on a job. Her spouse, Matt, is a manager at a software company. The Wieder family will live in Maalot. "It's a big move," said Devorah, "You just have to go for it, and we did."


Perry and Jonathan Levine, parents to Yaacov, Avital, Adara and Colette, hail from New York. Jonathan is an ophthalmologist and Perry is a pediatrician who is taking a position at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. The family will live in the settlement of Efrat in Gush Etzion with their dog, Charlotte. The couple said that the move is one that "we were always planning to do."


Jason and Liz Deyfus, parents to Amichai, Itzi, Rina and baby Dessi, lived in New Jersey. Jason is a radiologist and will work at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.


According to to Effie Stenzler, director of the Jewish National Fund, this unique aliyah of doctors and young people, "along with Israelis from the center of the country who will complete with us the development of the Negev and the Galil" is contemporary Zionism.


Erez Halfon, Chairman of Nefesh B'Nefesh, says that the organization has brought over 35,000 olim to Israel in its 10 years of activity.




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