Every Israeli citizen is required to serve in the IDF. Some exceptions do exist, such as for religious young women, but they must properly obtain a “Ptor,” or exemption from their military requirement.

Whether you are interested in serving in the IDF or doing National Service in Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh has the resources for you to navigate this unique time in your life.

Child/Teen Education

Special Education

Higher Education

Here to Assist and Support

Service in the IDF

With the full support of the IDF, and in cooperation with the Friends of the IDF (FIDF), the Nefesh B’Nefesh Lone Soldiers Program was established to assist and support the brave young men and women who choose to serve in the IDF, regardless of their country of origin.
The Lone Soldiers Program acts as the address for every Lone Soldier in Israel before, during, and after their service in the IDF. We provide resources, support and guidance for a successful IDF service and acclimation to life in Israel.

Serve your country.

Sherut Leumi

Sherut Leumi is a National Service alternative for young Israelis between the ages of 17-24 who do not serve in the IDF. These volunteers work in a variety of roles all over Israel, supporting every facet of Israeli society.