FIDF initiates and helps support educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs & facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland. FIDF also supports the families of fallen soldiers.
What We Do
Thanks to our generous supporters, FIDF offers a range of programs that address the educational, social, economic, recreational, spiritual, and cultural needs of the IDF soldiers as well as the families of soldiers fallen in defense of the State of Israel.
Education & Culture
Education and knowledge have preserved the Jewish people for generations. FIDF believes that education is the foundation for a better society and promotes a range of educational and cultural initiatives for IDF soldiers and veterans. These programs broaden their knowledge, strengthen their Jewish identity, and invest in Israel's future.
Wellbeing & Recreation
Mandatory military service places tremendous physical and emotional demands on the soldiers. FIDF’s Wellbeing & Recreation Programs, which range from granting economic assistance to sponsoring much-needed vacations for combat battalions, seek to alleviate some of this stress.
FIDF’s LEGACY Program supports the widows, orphans, and other family members who lost a loved one during military service. Through an array of recreational activities and life-cycle celebrations in Israel and the U.S., FIDF stands by their side as they rebuild the future of their families.
Thousands of IDF Lone Soldiers stay committed to carrying out their military duty despite being on their own. By providing social and financial support to these brave soldiers, FIDF creates a nurturing environment that helps them navigate through various challenges.
FIDF sponsors various Medical Programs that help wounded IDF soldiers recovering from their injuries, and prepare military physicians for combat and non-combat positions in the IDF.
FIDF builds, refurbishes, and maintains recreation and sports centers, cultural and educational facilities, synagogues, memorial rooms, auditoriums, and “soldiers’ homes” for soldiers throughout Israel.