With only one day off per month, it is almost impossible for many soldiers to take care of simple errands such as going to the bank or registering for health insurance. Oleh Lone soldiers do not have the normal support system of family to help them with their to-do lists.
Our Solution: YOM SIDDURIM ‘Errand Day’ – On January 24, 2019 we held our 6th Annual Yom Siddurim, featuring representatives from over 40 organizations, 7 government offices, Misrad Rishui (DMV), and more, who all came together to help lone soldiers from all over the world complete their to-do list – in one place, in one day.
Nearly 2,000 Lone Soldiers participated, 400+ driver’s licenses were issued, and countless other to-do items were checked off .
Throughout the day some special guests dropped in to say hello and show support for our soldiers, including: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Ayelet Shaked, Justice Minister; Aryeh Deri, Interior Minister; and IDF Chief of Manpower; Members of Knesset Yoav Galant and Pnina Tamano-Shata; Sylvan Adams; and Mindy Levine (@thatyankeelady).
But the real VIPS and heroes of the day were our beloved Chayalim Bodedim.