The responsibility that comes with serving in the IDF puts soldiers under a lot of stress. In order to release some of that stress, Yashar LaChayal provides different ways for soldiers to relax and unwind. This unique project allows soldiers to take a
For many of Israel’s widows and orphans, the pain of their loss is
compounded by the daily struggle to simply keep a roof over their heads.
Though the primary breadwinner is gone, bills still come and rent is still
demanded. Lives that have
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The Needy Soldier Supply Closet – Provide needy soldiers
Yashar LaChayal provides food baskets for families of needy soldiers twice annually, for Rosh Hashanah and for Passover. These baskets are filled with staple foods to ensure that no soldier, and no soldier’s family, goes hungry on a holiday.
Nearly 20% of soldiers in the IDF come from financially distressed homes. Army service is fraught with harsh living conditions and hard work for all, but the needy soldier suffers from additional hardship. Although all soldiers are issued basic supplies,
There are over 7,000 soldiers classified as Lone Soldiers in the IDF. They come from different backgrounds, from all over the world, with one thing in common – they are exceptional human beings, leaving behind the comfort of home, family and friends
Israel’s hot summers are misleading, making it difficult to imagine just how cold the winter can be. Soldiers serving on the Golan Heights and in high elevation areas face freezing and near freezing temperatures, winds and rain. Soldiers in the
In wartime, and also in times of peace, there are injured soldiers. The Israel Defense Forces provide excellent medical care as well as necessities for the soldier and his or her family. However, there are always additional needs that vary
Spring, summer and fall in Israel are hot and dry, and soldiers throughout the country are outdoors for extended periods of time in the sun and heat. It is imperative that soldiers stay hydrated at all times.
The IDF insists that
Yashar LaChayal is the address that IDF Commanders turn to when they need immediate assistance on their army bases, for groups of soldiers, or for individuals. Often these are requests that would be filled by the IDF itself, but there
Organizations, synagogues, schools and families can adopt an IDF unit. Project participants will have an opportunity to correspond with individual soldiers as well as to learn about the history of the particular unit and the role it has played in
IDF bases on the front lines are temporary dwelling places. One unit moves out and another unit comes in. The caravans and tents are impersonal, even when they are crowded with the soldiers’ gear. There is little space to walk –
These cases are perfectly simple and easy