Hello everyone! In just over a week, my friends and I will be drafting together to the Givati Brigade of the IDF. Before we can do that though, we need your help to raise money for Lev Lachayal, an incredible organization which helps me and dozens of other lone soldiers with everything we need.
When I decided last year that I wanted to join the Israeli military, I had absolutely no idea how I was going to do it. How do I start the process? How can I fill out paperwork in a language I'm not fluent in? Where will I live during my service?
Thankfully, I discovered Lev Lachayal. This program has provided me with everything I could possibly need for my service, such as helping me with paperwork, preparing me for what I can expect in the army, and providing me with a place to live and food to eat during my service. With your help, Lev Lachayal can continue to provide for hundreds of lone soldiers for years to come. Thank you for your help!
Below is some more information about Lev Lechayal:
What is a Lone Soldier? A chayal whose parents live overseas, and, as such, cannot provide a home base for their child or help maintain and strengthen his morale throughout his service. There are currently over 7000 lone soldiers in the IDF. Lev LaChayal, the only Yeshiva based Lone Soldier Center, trains and cares for 35 - 40 active soldiers annually. We bring home to them with furnished, cleaned, and maintained homes that are always stocked with food. Caring mentors and Rabbanim run weekly Shabbat and Yom Tov meals, visit their bases, and run programs for the soldiers when they are off base. Our community members are also quite active in the program, bringing the chayalim extra food and providing rides to the train, all to bring home the message that Am Yisrael stands behind them. With dreams of replicating our model and taking care of hundreds of chayalim annually with this awesome and critical model. If we own a few soldier homes, the significant costs involved in running this program will be sustainable, and we’ll be able to soar with spreading this model. We are just $250,000 away from owning our first home. Let’s buy our first chayal home together, running and sponsoring our soldiers.