Adopt a Battalion Program

Known as the best armed forces in the world, the IDF’s might and strength result from Israel’s constant need to fight for her existence and survival.  From a very early age, the boys and girls of Israel learn that at age eighteen, they must leave their childhoods behind, and risk their lives in order to defend and protect their homeland.

For those who feel the driving need to be on the front lines, there are a few premier battalions that carry with them a rich heritage of dangerous combat and incredible heroism, which hold the most prestige for aspiring combat soldiers. Through FIDF’s “Adopt a Battalion” program, supporters have the opportunity to become connected in their own right to these premier battalions. In many ways a microcosm of the full range of FIDF’s programs, Adopt a Battalion offers soldiers support for all of their immediate needs, empowering them to focus exclusively on the increasingly challenging mission of protecting Israel’s safety, and that of Jews worldwide.

Adopt a Battalion Program

Support a Battalion and Form an Extraordinary Bond
The Adopt-a-Battalion program is the most personal way to show the soldiers of the IDF that we know of their sacrifice, and that we care . Adopt-a-Battalion seeks to provide our soldiers a respite, and to demonstrate our love and support for them through unit celebrations and events that applaud their bravery and commitment. 

Who receives support?
The combat battalions of the IDF operate daily to protect Israel's borders, and their soldiers maintain the incredible burden of serving at the forefront of Israel's defense. 

What is provided?
Through the Adopt-a-Battalion program, battalion commanders annually designate the use of donated funds to various events and activities that celebrate our soldiers' achievements and hard work. All sponsored events significantly enhance morale and team spirit.


What is the need?
It costs $90,000 to adopt a battalion for 3 full years. 
*This is committed through $30,000 increments each year.
In return, your community will truly become one with the soldiers in your respective battalion, and will remain deeply and directly connected through:
 Opportunity to visit the battalion's soldiers on base
 Direct communication with the battalion's commander
 Pictures, letters, and updates from activities afforded through adoption
Gifts from soldiers bearing battalion's insignia

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