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Over 2,000 lone soldiers attend annual Nefesh B'Nefesh event

Nefesh B’Nefesh, Friends of the IDF (FIDF), host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers' as the finale to a special week.

Over 2,000 lone soldiers attend annual Nefesh B'Nefesh event

IDF Chief of Staff salutes FIDF for 21 years of impact

Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi, program graduates, join annual event for IDF vets receiving college scholarships.

IDF Chief of Staff salutes FIDF for 21 years of impact

Bride: 'Immigrating to Israel led me to my partner for life'

First lone soldier wedding hosted at Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Campus in Jerusalem.

Bride: 'Immigrating to Israel led me to my partner for life'

Children and siblings of fallen soldiers enjoy a unique summer camp

Nearly two dozen children and siblings of fallen Israeli soldiers enjoy US summer camp experience thanks to FIDF.

Children & siblings of fallen soldiers enjoy unique summer camp

4 sisters from Boston family make history as IDF lone soldiers

Fourth and Youngest Daughter Enlists on Heels of Israel’s 74th Independence Day, Joining Nearly 50 Massachusetts Lone Soldiers.

4 sisters from Boston family make history as IDF lone soldiers

FIDF cuts funding to IDF Widows and Orphans

IDF Widows and Orphans Organization finds itself in dire straits as major contributor set to end financial support.

FIDF cuts funding to IDF Widows and Orphans

IDF soldiers host Iranian Muslims at military base

Iranian Muslim dissidents and activists meet IDF soldiers on Israeli military base on Lebanon border.

IDF soldiers host Iranian Muslims at military base

Over $15m raised at first-ever virtual FIDF national gala

'Nowhere in the world is there another organization like this,' IDF Chief of Staff says.

Over $15m raised at first-ever virtual FIDF national galaplayer

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces announces Steven Weil as new CEO

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir to step down as CEO of FIDF after 6 years

FIDF announces Steven Weil as new CEO

NBN & FIDF host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers

Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces host 7th annual 'Yom Siddurim' for lone soldiers today.

NBN & FIDF host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers

Camp for bereaved teens kicks off

D.C. and Philadelphia-area summer camp for children and siblings of fallen Israeli soldiers offers participants fully-funded fun.

Camp for bereaved teens kicks off

IDF inaugurates new athletics facility

New athletics stadium opened at Camp Ariel Sharon thanks to $1 million donation by Friends of the IDF.

IDF inaugurates new athletics facility

FIDF sends donuts to IDF soldiers

4,200 traditional Hanukkah donuts sent to IDF soldiers by Friends of the IDF in honor of 8-day festival.

FIDF sends donuts to IDF soldiers

IDF Chief of Staff to address Friends of IDF gala in NYC

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces to celebrate ‘A Night of Heroes’ marking Israel's 70th year of independence.

IDF Chief of Staff to address Friends of IDF gala in NYC

Children of bereaved families celebrate transition to adulthood

FIDF co-organizes 'Legacy' bar and bat mitzvah trips to the US for children of bereaved families. 'The purpose is to make them smile again.'

Children of bereaved families celebrate transition to adulthood

5,000 lone soldiers have 'fun day' at water park

Friends of the IDF bring thousands of lone soldiers to Israel's largest water park.

5,000 lone soldiers have 'fun day' at water park

From Holocaust to independence

FIDF supporters travel to Poland, Israel, with Holocaust survivors and IDF officers.

From Holocaust to independence

Friends of IDF raise $7.5 million to support Israel's defenders

Record amount raised by FIDF at Central Region Summer Benefit

Friends of IDF raise $7.5 million to support Israel's defenders

'The Holocaust is the price we paid for not having a state'

Bennett tells Atlanta Friends of IDF gala that Memorial Day is the price for having a state, but the price for not having one is greater.

'The Holocaust is the price we paid for not having a state'

Someone else pays Trump pledge to FIDF

Someone else paid Donald Trump’s pledged contribution to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Trump made pledge to Friends of the IDF, someone else paid

Record: 104 Soldier-Olim in 1 Flight

The IDF is to get 104 new soldiers on a single aliyah flight; 120 children to arrive on same plane.

New Record: 104 Soldiers Make Aliyah in One Flight

US Army Vets: Beautiful Israel

Wounded US Army vets visiting Israel are surprised that instead of finding a “terror-stricken country, we stood in front of a beautiful country.”

US Army Vets Surprised to Find Israel a 'Beautiful Country’