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Twelve future lone soldiers from North America landed on a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight to serve in the Israel Defense Forces and make their homes in the Jewish state, Aug. 10, 2021. Photo by Yonit Schiller.

Future lone soldiers arrive with Nefesh B’Nefesh during summer ‘aliyah’ peak

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Twelve future lone soldiers were among new immigrants who landed this week on a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren...
Israeli soldiers on base receiving hygiene kits and other packages while stationed there due to the coronavirus from Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, March 2020. Credit: FIDF.

Multigenerational family, lone soldiers to be featured at virtual FIDF annual gala

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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) will hold its 2020 national gala online for the first time as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The philanthropic evening, themed “A Night of Heroes,” will...
Some 78 lone soldiers headed for service in the Israel Defense Forces arrived in Israel in two aliyah flights on July 27 and July 28, 2020. Photo by Yonit Schiller.

Future lone soldiers land in Israel on two group flights

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Two flights of new olim arrived in Israel this week—one on Monday and another on Tuesday—with 78 lone soldiers headed for service in the Israel Defense Forces. Another 42 individuals also came to make their homes...
A lone soldier and new recruit in the Israel Defense Forces holds up an official backpack, April 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Some 270 lone soldiers begin IDF service as Israel turns 72

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Nearly 270 lone soldiers were drafted into the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday, following Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The new recruits included Jewish men and women, ages 18 to 22, from the United States, Canada,...
Israeli soldiers on base receiving hygiene kits and other packages while stationed there due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) from Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Marcn 2020. Credit: FIDF.

1,000-plus IDF lone soldiers from U.S. to stay on base for Passover

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More than 1,000 U.S. natives serving as lone soldiers, those who join the Israel Defense Forces with no immediate family in Israel, have been among the thousands of IDF soldiers that have been ordered to...
Ahead of Passover, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is sponsoring gift coupons of $139.12 for 8,500 Israeli lone soldiers and soldiers from low-income families. Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Israeli soldiers to receive gift cards to purchase items for Rosh Hashanah

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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) are providing High Holiday gift cards to some 9,000 soldiers in need and lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces so they can help celebrate Rosh...
Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews gives thousands of Lone Soldiers gift coupons for...

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Ahead of the holiday of Passover, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is sponsoring gift coupons of $139.12 for 8,500 Israeli lone soldiers and soldiers from low-income families, all of which add up...
A group of lone soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces with Mindy Levine, wife of president of the New York Yankees Randy Levine, and co-founders of Nefesh B'Nefesh Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart, during “Yom Siddurim,” or “personal errands day,” on Jan. 24, 2018. Photo by Shahar Azran.

Lone soldiers get a helping hand on annual ‘Personal Errands Day’

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Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) hosted its sixth annual “Yom Siddurim,” or “personal errands day,” for lone soldiers on Thursday. The day, organized with the Israel Defense Forces’ Human Resources Department,...
A group of soon-to-be volunteers in the Israel Defense Forces gather outside of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and salute their future. Credit: Shahar Azram.

Latest lone soldiers: Group of North Americans fly to Israel, their new home

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Fifty-seven future lone soldiers were among the 239 people from North America who made aliyah to Israel on Tuesday on a special flight chartered by the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization. Many tears were shed, by both family members...