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About the Bereaved Families Program

FIDF supports thousands of bereaved families who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one fallen during military service. We stand united by their sides as they rebuild their futures, helping them mark B’nai Mitzvahs, holidays and other major celebrations throughout their lives. One of FIDF’s signature programs is the LEGACY Summer Camp program where 150 B’nai Mitzvah children or siblings of fallen soldiers are sponsored to attend summer camp in the United States. They are given the unique opportunity to bond with other children who have also experienced loss and can relate to their struggles. Similarly, retreats and programs are offered for widows and widowers.

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“All the kids are bereaved. There's special treatment, they don't treat you like a regular kid. They know how to talk to you, because you may be a regular kid but you are struggling with something so difficult”

LEGACY Trip Participant

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You can help a widow, child or sibling of a fallen soldier feel less alone.