Yom HaAtzmaut

66 of Israel’s Heroes Share a Powerful Message

May 6, 2014

This video from Nefesh b’Nefesh celebrates Israel Independence Day with 66 Israeli heroes sharing a powerful message! Hear their stories. Live your dreams. Am Yisrael Chai! See the names below (in order of appearance):

  • 0:22 Natan Sharansky — Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel
  • 0:27 Rabbi Jerry Epstein — Former VP and CEO of the USCJ
  • 0:31 Shahar Pe’er — Professional Tennis Player
  • 0:34 Edan Tamler — Israel X-Factor Finalist & NBN Oleh
  • 0:39 Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau — Former Chief Rabbi of Israel
  • 0:55 Gabriela Shalev — Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN
  • 1:00 Sussman kids — Sabra kids of NBN Olim
  • 1:03 Frances Greenberg — Exodus passenger and NBN Olah
  • 1:08 Gilad Schalit — Former MIA soldier of the IDF
  • 1:29 Ariel Shain — NBN Oleh named for Ariel Sharon
  • 1:32 Goldstein Family — Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim 2011
  • 1:38 Doreet Freedman — Nefesh B’Nefesh Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • 1:42 Benji Lovitt – Stand–up Comedian and NBN Oleh
  • 1:44 Rami Kleinstein — Israeli singer and composer
  • 1:45 Nir Barkat — Mayor of Jerusalem
  • 1:48 Jay Shultz — President of the Am Yisrael Foundation
  • 1:50 David Gerstein — Contemporary Israeli artist
  • 1:52 Dr. Asael Lubotsky — War hero and Physician
  • 1:55 Noam Gershony — Wheelchair tennis player & Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 2:09 Josh Hoffman — NBN Oleh and Social Media Entrepreneur
  • 2:10 Geulah Cohen — Irgun and Lehi member, politician and journalist
  • 2:17 Titi Aynaw — First Ethiopian Miss Israel
  • 2:44 Ruth Zuman — Holocaust Survivor
  • 2:53 Natalie Silverlieb — Former Broadway performer and NBN Olah
  • 3:05 Yael Arad — First Israeli Olympic medalist
  • 3:08 Alyssa Magid — NBN Olah and Business Co-Director
  • 3:11 Hilary Faverman — NBN Olah and Business Co-Director
  • 3:14 Noah Miller — Israel National Lacrosse Team
  • 3:15 Matthew Cherry — Israel National Lacrosse Team
  • 3:26 Atara Solow — NBN Staff
  • 3:29 Benji Davis — NBN Staff
  • 3:32 Yakir Hyman — G-Nome Project band Member
  • 3:32 Zecharia Reich — G-Nome Project band Member
  • 3:35 Eric Michaelson — Executive VP of NBN
  • 4:00 Randi Weiss — Young Leadership Director, Save a Child’s Heart
  • 4:05 Eliezer Davish — NBN Oleh
  • 4:09 Joseph Gitler — Founder and Chairman of Leket Israel
  • 4:12 Marvin Casey — Dance Choreographer
  • 4:15 Elan Neiger — Israel Football League Player
  • 4:15 Sagen Zavelo – Israel Football League Player
  • 4:15 Jonathan Curran – Israel Football League Player
  • 4:15 Ronny Moscona – Israel Football League Player
  • 4:21 Adam Weiner — Oleh Lone Soldier
  • 4:40 Caroline Fitouchi — NBN Staff
  • 4:42 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
  • 4:45 Tal Brody — Goodwill Ambassador of Israel
  • 4:49 Debra Applebaum — Veteran Olah
  • 4:51 Sarah Hindman — Marketing Director, Israel Experience
  • 4:57 Rabbi Yehoshua Fass — Executive Director and Founder, Nefesh B’Nefesh
  • 5:07 President of Israel, Shimon Peres