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Lone Soldiers Program

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.



Our holistic solution offering guidance, support and care for all Lone Soldier Olim; Pre-Aliyah, before the draft, during military service and well after, providing:

Aliyah Info

Army Service


Resources for Parents


Practical Workshops & Seminars

Navigating the IDF


Social Events

Financial Grants



Please click here for detailed information about the Mahal program and what we offer Mahal Soldiers from North America.

The program complements and supports the framework that the designated division of the IDF provides for Lone Soldiers, which includes many benefits to help them function optimally during their military service.



If you’ve got questions about Army service, Aliyah and life in Israel, we’ve got answers.

Pre-Army Articles

Pre-Army Mechinot

Active Service Articles

Post Army Articles


or search the NBN Aliyahpedia below:


Check out the Lone Soldier FAQ

Join our Newsletter

Israel: 1-8000-71400
U.S.: 1-551-800-5440



Nefesh B’Nefesh is dedicated to revitalizing Aliyah by removing or minimizing the financial, professional, logistical and social obstacles that potential Olim face. Working in cooperation with the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency for Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh assists Olim throughout the entire Aliyah process, from the planning stage to well beyond arrival in Israel. Due to the support and comprehensive social services that Nefesh B’Nefesh provides to its 40,000 newcomers, the organization has not only significantly increased the number of Olim, but also helped ensure their successful absorption in Israel.


In 1981, a group of Holocaust survivors established Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing and supporting educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the heroic men and women of the IDF. Today, FIDF has more than 120,000 loyal supporters, and 16 regional offices throughout the U.S. and Panama. FIDF proudly offers its support to the IDF soldiers and their families through a variety of unique and innovative programs. These opportunities reinforce the vital bond between the communities in the United States, the soldiers of the IDF, and the State of Israel. www.fidf.org

The role of Nefesh B’Nefesh and its partners is to assist new immigrants to Israel who are drafted to the IDF. It is not the objective, or part of the scope of operational activities of the organization or its partners to help recruit soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces.