U.S., IDF Soldiers in Tel Aviv July 4 Party
These organizations maintain their relationship with the soldiers throughout their military service and provide them with personal and financial support.
The celebration took place at Gordon Beach in Tel Aviv honoring the classic American traditions, including a BBQ, beer, American music and much red, white and blue.
Players from the Israeli Football League, also founded by immigrants from the United States, joined the party as well. There are over 600 amateur and professional football players in Israel, who meet every week in different locations throughout the country to play and enjoy the game they learned back home. The vast majority of the players are immigrants who came to Israel from North America through Nefesh B'Nefesh and the Jewish Agency For Israel.
Erez Halfon vice chairman of Nefesh B'Nefesh, said: "Nefesh B’Nefesh and FIDF wanted to celebrate this day with some of the soldiers who immigrated to Israel and left behind family and friends, but are still connected to the traditions and memories."