The U.S. Supporters of the Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin holds a reception at RAIN in Teaneck on Sunday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. There will be sushi, appetizers, and wine.
The goal is to raise awareness about the Lone Soldier Center and to raise funds to support its mission, which is dedicated to supporting the young men and women who serve as lone soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces.
Attendees will hear from former lone soldiers, parents of lone soldiers, and Andi Flug Wolfer, the organization’s U.S. executive director, about how important the center is in helping lone soldiers.
The Lone Soldier Center is the only organization in Israel that is dedicated solely to the needs of all lone soldiers on a full-time basis. In addition to providing housing, clothing, and other basic needs when they are off base, it provides lone soldiers with advice and counseling, emergency assistance, and Shabbat meals. The center also offers educational seminars, social events, and networking opportunities. Many former lone soldiers who benefitted from the center carry its work forward by volunteering there.
There are approximately 6,500 lone soldiers from around the world serving in the IDF. There have been dozens from Bergen County, and there are several in the IDF now.
RAIN is at 399 Water St. in Teaneck. Due to the generosity of the event sponsors, 100 percent of every dollar raised at the event will benefit the Lone Soldier Center.
For reservations, email AWolfer@lonesoldiercenter.us, call (888)4LSOLDIER, or go to lonesoldiercenter.us.