Aguda Lemaan Hachayal - the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers, is probably the most widely known organization in Israel, capturing the best of Israel and all that went into the making of the modern Jewish state: patriotism, commitment and a strong community spirit.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) provide for the soldier's military needs. We provide soldiers with the loving care and support they need through a range of recreation, welfare and educational services and facilities designed to enhance their wellbeing in service.

This support communicates to Israel's heroic defenders an important message of solidarity, and affirms a fundamental Jewish value that is at the core of our strength as a nation.

Knowing that they are not alone and that the whole Jewish people and many good friends of Israel stand united with them greatly strengthens our soldiers.

Backing our soldiers will enable us to enhance them with the wellbeing support vital to those who give their all in Israel's defense.


  • Soldier's homes
  • Rest & recreation centers
  • Recreation & sports facilities (clubs, gyms, sport courts, swimming pools and more)
  • Synagogues
  • Mobile clubs, gyms, synagogues for combat units
  • Auditoriums
  • Wellbeing centers
  • Education centers & programs
  • Scholarships for former combat soldiers
  • Injured soldiers project
  • "Spirit" vacation for combat units
  • Jewish holiday food gifts for disadvantaged soldiers
  • Passover festive meal (Seder) for lone soldiers
  • Vacations for bereaved families of the IDF fallen at FIDF rest & recreation resorts
  • Shaded family corners on IDF bases
  • Roadside canteens
  • Satellite TV
  • Emergency packages
  • Gifts for special occasions
  • Support for lone soldiers and families of disadvantaged soldiers
  • Flights for lone immigrant soldiers to their families overseas

    And more!


    Aguda Lemaan Hachayal is a registered nonprofit organization, and does not receive governmental support. The support of donors is vital for the success of our mission to provide for the wellbeing of Israel's soldiers.

    Donors contributing for facilities are recognized with a plaque with the donor's name (the wording is coordinated with the donor), installed in a prominent place inside and outside the facility.

    Donors are the guests of honor at the cornerstone laying ceremony, and the project inauguration.

    Donors receive a letter of appreciation, pictures of the projects and soldiers.

    All Aguda Lemaan Hachayal donors are invited to visit our facilities and IDF units, and to meet with the IDF soldiers - Israel's true heroes.


    Donations can be made by check to:
    Aguda Lemaan Hachayal -
    The Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers
    60 Weizmann Street
    Tel Aviv 62155

    Or by wire transfer to:
    Aguda Lemaan Hachayal -
    The Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers.
    Account Number: 409-109-096
    First International Bank of Israel
    Yitzhak Sadeh Branch 048
    Tel Aviv
    Swift Code: FIRBILITXXX
    Tax-deduction on donations made via Israel available only to Israeli citizens.

    FIDF New York
    350 5th Avenue
    Suite 2011
    New York, NY 10118, USA
    Tel (212) 244 3118
    Fax (212) 244 3119

    Donations made via FIDF branches in the USA are tax- deductible to the extent permitted by USA law.

    The Association for the Soldiers of Israel
    788 Marlee Avenue, Suite 201
    Toronto, Ont. M6B 3K1 - Canada
    Tel. (416)783 3053/9130
    Fax (416)787 7496

    UK Friends of AWIS
    54 Crewys Road
    London NW2 2AD, UK
    Tel. (020)3210 3060
    Fax (020)3210 3075