An urgent effort is now underway to bring home over 500 members of the Bnei Menashe community from the northeast corner of India. Tragically, India leads the world by far in the daily number of deaths and new infections, with new cases now at nearly 400,000 per day. As of early May, more than 20 million infections have been confirmed in the country, while the number of deaths has exceeded 226,000 since the pandemic began. The country now accounts for well over 30% of all COVID cases worldwide, and its healthcare system is being overwhelmed beyond capacity.
Due to this exceptionally dire situation in India, the Israeli government has just decided to take immediate action to try to bring by the end of May a group of 548 Bnei Menashe who were already approved for Aliyah but were waiting to come later this year. They are desperate to reach Israel and need our help now!
This is truly an emergency for the Bnei Menashe, and the ICEJ is committing to sponsor flights for up to 100 of these new Bnei Menashe immigrants due to arrive later this month.
The flights and other travel costs per immigrant comes out to around US$1,000 each. So please consider a generous donation at this critical hour of need to help these Jewish people in distress to safely reach Israel.
Thank you for giving to this urgent need!