About

Background

 

Yachad – Organization for Lone Soldier is a volunteer organization established in order to support Israel’s young lone soldiers (soldiers with no immediate family members living in Israel). In May 2009, we officially became a non-profit organization and we registered under number: 580508448, we also have IRS approval of article 46. Yachad has I.D.F confirmation.
Our objective is to help and support IDF lone soldiers and convey the important message that the Israeli people deeply appreciate their service to their country and its citizens.
We are a nonpolitical organization. Everyone working within the organization are volunteers and receive no compensation for their time and effort.
All donations are used for the sole purpose of helping the lone soldiers and for expenses in maintaining the center.

Activities of Yahad non profit organization

At the time of enlistment lone soldiers are recruited into Yahad by our volunteer representatives who spread our message and by word of mouth.

The soldiers come to Yahad, register, and are issued a membership card. At the Yahad center soldiers enjoy free meals, they have access to a library, musical instruments are at their disposal, they can relax with friends and exchange new experiences.

At the Yahad center they receive:

a. Assistance in finding suitable residence and help in moving in.
b. Assistance in buying furniture and electrical appliances.
c. Assistance with the bureaucratic labyrinth both civilian and military.
d. They receive home cooked meals when they are on weekend leaves.
e. Help in finding employment upon their discharge.

  • Assistance during military service: throughout  the lone soldier’s military service we arrive on the army base and participate in their ceremonies culminating different stage of their training.
  • Saturdays and holidays Israeli families volunteer to host lone soldiers. Some even adopt the soldiers and develop long lasting friendships.
  • Upon discharge:  lone soldiers  interested in applying for higher education, we offer our guidance   and  scholarship application.
  • Adjusting to civilian life:  both physical and emotional, we are there to advice them.
  • Finding employment: we assist the lone soldiers who have completed their studies find suitable employment.
  • Emergency visitsYahad also visits lone soldiers who are hospitalized or sick at home.

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Functionaries

Chairman of the Organization  - Brigadier General (Res.) Ami Morag

Ami

Ami Morag was born in Israel in 1945. He grew up on Kibbutz Kefar Hamacabi. During the six day war as a platoon leader (Res.)  he participated in the Jordan river’s crossing and capturing Syrian outposts northeast of the Sea of Galilee. In September 1967 he reenlisted into the armored corps. During the attrition war he fought along the Suez canal. Morag created and trained tank’s battalion 599 in 421 brigade. At the outbreak of the Yom Kippur war he enlisted his unit and fought across the Suez canal area. Following the war he received the rank of Lt. Colonel and awarded medal of honor . During the first Lebanon war he was deputy commander of 479 army, and fought in the Golan Heights and at the end of the war was and responsible for rebuilding the tank unit which was destroyed during the war. Morg was appointed as a division commander and also completed his BA and MA in geography. Ami is the father of 4 children and grandfather of 9 grandchildren. His son Edan has also received a medal of honor for his actions during the second Lebanon war, where he served as tank company commander in the 7 brigade.

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General Manager – Mrs. Hana shavit

 Chairman of the Finance committeeAmnon Rofe

Chairman of the Control board - Dr. Ricardo Kohen

Treasurer Yehuda Romano

Chairman of the Welfare committee - Ran Dansky

Welfare committee - Esti Shiber, Malca Shimshony, Ruthi Aizenboum, Ruth Lipovzky, Nehama Ariel

 Speaker of the Organization – Avi Shmul