2,500 active lone soldiers from 70 countries and representatives from various ministries and senior IDF commanders were in attendance.
The center aims to address the pressing mental health needs of English-speaking immigrants – from gap-year students to lone soldiers and more.
“We gather intelligence while in the field to best understand the area and get a full picture of the situation,” said a combat intel officer.
The IFCJ facilitates a meaningful reunion for Ukrainian IDF lone soldiers and their families in Moldova.
Yoel Epstein and Alaina Bon made Aliyah separately from different countries, and they are the first Olim to get married on the rooftop of the Aliyah Campus.
“The intention was never to make aliyah. But when I came back from Kivunim, something just didn’t really sit right with me, not being in Israel.”
Many people romanticize the idea of being a lone soldier, and when reality hits they’re in for a shock. But in terms of learning the language and culture of Israelis, army service is invaluable.
The 30-year-old civilian security guard moved to Israel from Brazil in 2017, serving in the IDF before taking a job as a security guard at checkpoints.
IFCJ provided monetary support ahead of holiday season — “I know that we couldn’t be here and be able to live and have our children enjoy their new home and lives without this support.”
While I’m happy to spend this time with my family and pray in the synagogue I grew up in, it’s the sense of relief that really that really overwhelms me because I know how I will spend the hagim.