Get involved! Donate, write letters, knit hats, send care packages.
Lone Soldier Project
Lone Soldiers are courageous and dedicated young Jews from all around the world who volunteer to serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Without families in Israel, some soldiers may suffer from loneliness, especially when they have time off from their extremely demanding military duty and on Shabbat and holidays.
LSP shows appreciation for their commitment by supporting Lone Soldier Centers that serve as their home away from home. We are grateful they are creating a secure Israel and Jewish homeland.
Follow the Lone Soldier Project on Facebook.
The East Valley JCC’s Lone Soldier Project raises funds to provide support for lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces. The funds will go toward providing Shabbat and holiday meals at lone soldier centers in Israel, as well as provide supplies to make knitted hats that help keep the soldiers warm during cold nights on duty.
Write On, Write On.
It’s never been so easy to send correspondence to an IDF Soldier!
The EVJCC will forward your message directly to men and women defending Israel on our behalf.
Send your words of appreciation and encouragement to courageous, committed young people!
This year’s Hanukkah Greetings Campaign is all online. Please submit your letter to the EVJCC by Nov. 20 to be included in our mailing.
Submit your greeting at evjcc.org/greetings.
You can knit winter hats for the IDF soldiers and support the Lone Soldiers Project.
Hats provide both physical warmth and emotional support. Feel good knowing that somewhere on a cold winter night, a soldier doing guard duty will be wearing one of your warm, hand-knitted hats! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and receive the hat pattern.
Want to learn more about Lone Soldiers? We’ll come to your group with a multimedia presentation that discusses the Lone Soldier experience in their words.
Camaraderie and sense of purpose while serving in the IDF is always a highlight. Loneliness, and home sickness are challenges, especially when off duty.
We’ll help you learn the solutions to these issues – Presentations are available for all ages, from school-age through seniors.
Contact us at email@example.com to schedule a presentation.