Israel’s lone soldiers come from around the world, from a multitude of backgrounds. They all have one thing in common – an unwavering love of Israel and a dedication to the Jewish people.
Yashar LaChayal works to assist these young men and women by providing them with goods they lack as well as a person to turn to when necessary. We have developed relationships with these lone soldiers, and are always impressed by their sense of devotion to Israel and their selflessness.
Meet some of Israel’s lone soldiers as Yashar LaChayal features their stories here.
I was drafted into the Golani Brigade of the IDF – a 19 year old American knowing very little Hebrew and not knowing another person in my brigade. That was undoubtedly one of the hardest challenges of being a lone soldier and a new immigrant. Unlike Israeli-born soldiers, lone soldiers usually do not speak fluent […]Read more ›
I decided to Draft into the IDF for a number of reasons. I decided I wanted to make aliya and to do so properly and truly integrate into Israeli society the army (or some sort of sherut leumi) is a must. I also viewed it as my duty to give of myself defending the Jewish […]Read more ›
Chaim was born and raised in Montreal. His first visit to Israel took place when he was 16, when he enrolled in a program that combined learning with assisting young adults with addiction problems, but his desire to develop a strong connection with Israel began long before that visit. Chaim’s mother was injured in a […]Read more ›
The following newspaper article about Adam Klazmer provides insight into the life of a Lone Soldier. Philadelphia-area native Adam Klazmer was recently honored by the non-profit organization Yashar LaChayal for his fundraising efforts on behalf of soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces during Operation Pillar of Defense in November, 2012, and for his ongoing work […]Read more ›
Ezra is a 24 year old lone soldier from Ethiopia. He grew up in a single family home, and his mother and four siblings still live in Ethiopia. Two other brothers made aliyah and were killed during their IDF service. He made aliyah two and a half years ago with his younger brother. Today, Ezra’s […]Read more ›