Top 8 Ways to Show Solidarity with Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

There are countless ways to support the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), whether through donations or through donating time to support the men and women in Israel. This is just a small list of some of the large and small organizations that will allow you to support the IDF in whatever way is most comfortable for you. 

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The Lone Soldier Center
The Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin

The Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin was founded in 2009 by a group of former lone soldiers aware of and concerned with the needs and struggles of the more than 5,700 lone soldiers serving in the IDF. The Lone Soldier Center is the first and only organization solely dedicated to meeting all of the physical and social needs of lone soldiers. Check them out on Facebook

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PizzaIDF.org
PizzaIDF.org

Delight Israeli soldiers out in the field with a pizza or -- if the season is right -- jelly donuts (sufganiyot)! Sometimes, the soldiers just need a warm, comforting meal, so PizzaIDF is there, delivering thousands of pizzas to thousands of soldiers for more than ten years. 

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FIDF logo
FIDF.org

FIDF initiates and helps support educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs & facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland. FIDF also supports the families of fallen soldiers.

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Delivering winter clothing to IDF soldiers
Delivering winter clothing to IDF soldiers. Standing Together

Standing Together is a nonprofit organization that was founded around providing pizzas to soldiers guarding the checkpoints. Today, Standing Together provides drinks, food, clothes, undergarments, and more to IDF soldiers in the field. The organization also makes a point of doing special holiday delivers, whether it's sufganiyot (jelly donuts) on Chanukah or special mishloach manot gifts on Purim.

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The LIBI Fund
http://friendsoflibi.org/

LIBI, the official fund of the IDF, was established in 1980 by Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the IDF Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan to provide for the educational, religious, medical, and recreational needs of Israeli soldiers. The Libi Fund assists members of the IDF through the funding of projects that improve their quality of life and enhance their well-being.

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Sar-El IDF Volunteer Force
http://www.sar-el.org/

Sar-El is a three-week volunteer program that enables participants to volunteer and live with Israelis and volunteers from all over the world on army bases in Israel. Volunteers will work alongside or under the direction of Israeli soldiers and perform duties such as packing food rations or medical kits, cleaning tanks, painting helmets, radio repairs, gas mask refurbishment, changing spare parts, gardening, or cleaning.

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Volunteers for Israel
Volunteers for Israel

Join the IDF in non-combat, civilian support duties. Some tasks include:

  • packing medical supplies
  • cleaning and painting the base
  • base maintenance
  • repairing machinery and equipment

You can work alongside soldiers and other base employees to help shoulder the burden that Israel's soldiers carry.

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Chaya el Chayal
Chaya el Chayal

Chayal el Chayal provides a family and support system for all lone soldiers with lodging, Shabbat meals, holiday meals and packages, trips, and events. The organization offers help to past, current, and future lone soldiers.