For more than 6,900 lone soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, who do not have family in Israel, or are orphans, come from dysfunctional homes, or have been disowned by their ultra-orthodox Jewish families who do not want their sons in the Israeli army, Passover can make a lone soldier feel even more alone.
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is respectively referred to as, “The people’s army.” This is due to the fact that it is comprised of not only native Israelis but also people from all over the world. Additionally, with the rise of enlistment from Biblically observant men and women, this all inclusive army faces many obstacles.
Yahad-United for Israel’s Soldiers, the ONLY Israeli government sanctioned charity permitted to provide for IDF soldiers’ welfare, has been tasked with providing a MOBILE SYNAGOGUE which will travel with Israel’s soldiers as they serve. Israel’s army runs on the Jewish calendar, often celebrating Shabbat, the High Holidays and Passover while out in the field, protecting… Read more »
With more than 40 percent of Israel Defense Force (IDF) combat soldiers being very religious and the vast majority of the others keeping traditional Judaism, having a proper place to pray while protecting the Holy Land is of great importance. To that end Yahad-United for Israel’s Soldiers is raising funds for a synagogue on wheels which will travel with IDF combat soldiers as they move from place to place.