Sisters Rose and Rory Glantz chose FIDF for a mitzvah project for their B’not Mitzvah. As Rory told us, “I want to fundraise for the FIDF for my mitzvah project because it will help the Israeli soldiers. Israel is the Jewish homeland and I have good friends there. It adds even greater meaning that my brother, Rafi, is in the IDF. He is a lone soldier, so he doesn’t have any actual family in Israel. Fundraising for the FIDF could help tons of other young men and women and their families in this situation too.”
FIDF Programs benefit Israel’s soldiers and their families, for instance there is a Lone Soldiers Program that help young soldiers like Rory and Rose’s brother who enlisted in the Israeli army as a U.S. citizen. Other Programs include: medical support for wounded soldiers, educational scholarships to disadvantaged combat soldiers, and food vouchers for those in need. From bake sales to selling FIDF bracelets, every fundraising activity will count!
To see how bar/bat mitzvah students can help Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, go to Friends of IDF mitzvah project ideas.