How to Help the IDF

The Fellowship  |  February 26, 2019

Those of us who stand for Israel are surely fans of the IDF, the Israeli military that acts as watchmen on the walls of the Holy Land, protecting Israel and her people from all harm. And, as so many followers of the IDF are from places other than Israel, we at Stand for Israel thought you might like this information on ways to volunteer that the IDF has provided:

If you are interested in volunteering for the IDF without becoming an Israeli citizen, there are a few short-term volunteer programs available.

Volunteer IDF Programs:

Mahal: Mahal is an enlistment track dating back to the 1948 War of Independence specifically designed for foreign volunteers wishing to serve in the IDF and full combat and support roles. To apply email: [email protected] For more information: http://www.mahal-idf-volunteers.org/index.html

Marva: Marva is an army simulation program run by the IDF and the Jewish Agency for Israel to give you a taste of what army life is like. After eight weeks in this immersive army program, serving alongside fellow Jewish youth from countries around the world, you’ll know more about the inner workings of the IDF than you ever dreamed, and you’ll have experienced it firsthand.

Sar-El: Sar-El is a three-week volunteer program that enables participants to volunteer and live with Israelis and volunteers from all over the world on army bases in Israel. Volunteers will work alongside or under the direction of Israeli soldiers, and perform duties such as packing food rations or medical kits, cleaning tanks, painting helmets, radio repairs, gas mask refurbishment, changing spare parts, gardening, or cleaning.

To Enlist:

If you are looking to enlist in the army for a full-time service, visit this page.

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