Former Duke Basketball Star Jon Scheyer Makes Aliyah to Israel

Scheyer, who recently signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv, arrived in Israel earlier this week on a group aliyah flight organized by Nefesh B'Nefesh.

Duke University All-American basketball player Jon Scheyer officially immigrated to Israel on Tuesday on a group aliyah flight, organized by Nefesh B'Nefesh in cooperation with the Jewish Agency and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry.

Immediately stepping off the plane at Ben-Gurion Airport, Scheyer - who recently signed with Super League powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv - received his immigrant ID card.

"I am really looking forward to starting my new life in Israel and playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv," said Scheyer. "Nefesh B'Nefesh has been extremely helpful throughout the whole process and has allowed me to hit the ground running so I can fully concentrate on playing the best basketball I can."

Jon Scheyer (Sasson Tiram)
Sasson Tiram