Lior Raz, the co-creator and star of the hit Israeli Netflix show “Fauda,” met with more than 30 New Jersey Friends of the IDF at the home of FIDF New Jersey co-chairs Jodi and Saul Scherl last week in support of the Israel Defense Forces.
Funds raised will help construct well-being and recreational facilities for an elite IDF unit in the Negev Desert. So far, $560,000 has been realized.
“We were extremely honored to host Lior and have the opportunity to hear his inspiring story,” FIDF’s New Jersey director, Howard Gases, said. “As a former soldier, he understands the importance of projects such as the one we are sponsoring, and just how critical they are in maintaining Israeli soldiers’ well-being.”
The project in the Negev is the latest initiative of the FIDF, which works to ease the burden of military service for IDF soldiers. Projects have helped create gyms, synagogues, auditoriums, pools, and well-being centers for soldiers. This new campus project will feature a cafeteria, garden area, kitchen, library, and changing -rooms, among other amenities.