IDF Lone Soldiers From Ukraine Reunited With Their Families for the Holidays

The Fellowship  |  October 12, 2022

Woman embracing her child who is in uniform.
(Photo: Chen Schimmel)

The Fellowship recently brought families together ahead of the High Holy Days season! Lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) often go months without seeing their family in person, but just prior to Rosh Hashanah we made sure these brave men and women could reunite with their loved ones, reports Arutz Sheva:

For 19 lone soldiers currently serving in the IDF, the lead up to the holidays was made a whole lot sweeter with a special reunion.

The soldiers, all immigrants from Ukraine living without their families in Israel were brought to Moldova to be reunited with their families in advance of the High Holidays.

With the emotional reunion taking place in the city of Chisinau, the soldiers were provided with flights from Israel, accommodations, meals and activities by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), which operates several support programs on a budget of $4 million annually for immigrant soldiers and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

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