Lev Lachayal is the first ever Lone Soldier program specifically designed for religious post yeshiva guys. Personally, I've served in the IDF in 2006 and there wasn't anything even close to a prgram that did the things LLC does - housing, shabbat plans, stocked fridge, Av and Em Bayit (shout out to my wife and I), are the typical services these guys get in the army, not to mention pre-army guidance (both army and relgiously)
My wife and I took on the roll of Av and Em Bayit for this program last March and it has been a tremendous privalige to be part of something so amazing. So for the first time in my LIFE, I am running a marathon and personally raising money for this cause.
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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. 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.