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Top 9 Ways to Show Solidarity with Israel Defense Forces (IDF)


These funds and organizations offer you a way to show solidarity with Israel and support Israeli soldiers and the IDF.

1. A Package from Home

A Package from Home is a non-profit organization that sends care packages to soldiers serving in the IDF.

2. BurgerIDF.org

Delight Israeli soldiers out in the field with a hamburger and cola and your good wishes. Send to Jeep Patrol Package for 4 soldiers, Section Package for 10 soldiers, Platoon Packages for 30 soldier and other gift options. You can also send pizza.

3. Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces helps support social, education and recreational programs and facilities for IDF personnel. FIDF also provide these services to the widows and children of soldiers who have fallen in defense of Israel.

4. OU: Israel Under Siege - What You Can Do

OU provides seven suggestions of what you and your congregation can do to support Israel during difficult times. They include 1) A sincere spiritual response from each and every Jew, 2) Prayers for the Hostages and Civilians (with names), 3) Thank President Bush for his steadfast support, 4) Contact your elected officials, 5) Organize and attend rallies in your community, 6) Contact your local media outlets to counter media bias, and 7) Support Magen David Adom.

5. Overseas Volunteers for the IDF (Mahal)

Mahal enables young Jews from all over the world to volunteer for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). The programs aim to contribute to Israel's defense and to provide knowledgeable and enthusiastic young leaders for Jewish communities.

6. Solidarity Missions to Israel

Israeli Ministry of Tourism provides this listing of Solidarity Missions to Israel currently being offered by a variety of organizations.

7. StandByIsrael.org

"The mission of standbyisrael.org is to connect people interested in helping Israel and its citizens with a wide variety of means to do so. This website is independent of any political, religious or other organizational interest, and is intended to encourage people of all backgrounds and viewpoints to find a way in which they can be supportive of Israel in her time of need."

8. The Libi Fund

The Libi Fund assists members of the Israel Defense Forces through the funding of projects that improve their quality of life and enhance their well-being.

9. You Are Not Alone Israel Fund

The "You Are Not Alone Israel" campaign was born out of the deep rooted desire to stand together with each Israeli citizen. "You Are Not Alone Israel" recommends tying blue and white ribbons of solidarity, calling upon you elected officials to rally support for Israel and buying Israeli products. Adoption of recommendations sends a message of strength and solidarity.

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