Providing meaning.

Spiritual Support and Heritage Tours provide IDF soldiers with important intellectual, spiritual, and emotional support as they inevitably encounter, day-to-day, deep-rooted universal questions of identity, purpose, and ethics during the course of their challenging service.

Rosh Hashanah Vouchers
For soldiers in financial need who qualify, FIDF provides cash holiday vouchers that enable them to meaningfully celebrate holidays with their loved ones.

Nativ – Jewish Identity
Nativ enlightens soldiers about their own rich past, giving context for their service and helping them to better understand their place in the history. Soldiers learn and explore Jewish texts, values, history and philosophy, and travel Israel to connect with the land and culture.

Jewish Awareness
A variety of programs offer deep immersion into local history and culture. The Mahut program offers a select delegation of soldiers and commanders to partake in a seven-day, life-changing, learning expedition of trips and workshops that focuses on Jewish values and identity. Selichot Tours engage and enlighten participants on a magical tour of Jerusalem. Lastly, through workshops, lectures, and visits to historical sites as part of the Footsteps of the Maccabees Tour, IDF commanders and soldiers travel across Israel during Chanukah, following in the footsteps of the Maccabees.

Spiritual Items
FIDF ensures that soldiers have everything they need for religious observance and celebration such as tefillin, tziziyot, mezuzot, Esther scrolls, menorahs, and text books.

Witnesses in Uniform
The Witnesses in Uniform program assembles annual delegations of deserving officers and commanders from every branch of the IDF to partake in an enlightening series of historical immersion experiences focusing on the atrocities of the Holocaust.

“The Identity and Purpose program we participated in dealt with the tension between the carrying out of a mission in defense of the State of Israel and her citizens, and the upholding of human dignity and respect for each person’s individual freedoms. This workshop helped us consolidate the spirit of our unit, and our identity as a moral and ethical unit, one where we hold strong to our values as we bravely and decisively carry out our missions.”

Artillery Battalion Commander