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Nefesh B’Nefesh & Friends of the IDF (FIDF) host annual personal errands day for lone soldiers

2,500 active lone soldiers from 70 countries and representatives from various ministries and senior IDF commanders were in attendance.

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Yeshiva University launches mental health center for English speakers in Jerusalem

The center aims to address the pressing mental health needs of English-speaking immigrants – from gap-year students to lone soldiers and more.

IDF's Combat Intelligence: Keeping watch on enemy along Syrian border

“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.

Ukrainians serving as Israeli combat troops see family in Moldova

The IFCJ facilitates a meaningful reunion for Ukrainian IDF lone soldiers and their families in Moldova.

First Lone Soldier Wedding Hosted at Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Campus in Jerusalem

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. 

New outlook on life in Israel: One olah’s story

“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.”

Thinking of aliyah? 'Go for it. Don't overthink, don't stress'

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.


Former lone soldier David Morel seriously injured in Shuafat terror attack

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 distributes 28 million shekels to Ukrainian immigrants and others in need for the holidays

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.”

A ‘lone’ for the holidays as a new immigrant - opinion

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.

By Issy Lyons
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