IDF Widows & Orphans

IDF Widows & Orphans

1 Oranim St
Givat Shmuel, Israel 54052

Dana Peer
972-369-18403 (Phone)
972-369-16483 (Fax)

Description of Organization:

IDF Widows and Orphans Organization is a non-profit charity that was established in 1991 as the sole organization recognized by the State of Israel to represent the widows and orphans of Israel’s fallen soldiers. Today we work with over 8,000 women and children who have lost their spouse or parent serving in the IDF and Israel’s security forces. Although it is impossible to fill the void of a lost spouse or parent, IDFWO works tirelessly to be the helping hand of warmth that these families need, by means of a therapeutic network of social, emotional, and educational programs, along with financial aid.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

As you are approaching your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, we wish you Mazel Tov from Israel! The IDFWO invites you to mark this life milestone with a unique experience. Our B’nai Mitzvah Twinning program, is a program where you get to share your Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience with an IDF orphan and show them how supported and loved they are from all around the world! We will connect you with an IDF orphan who is celebrating their Bar/Bat Mitzvah that same year and who we feel will get along well with you.

Whether you are celebrating your Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Israel or abroad there are many ways to connect and incorporate your twinning into the celebration. You can include the IDFWO at you Bar/Bat Mitzvah through a speech, fryers, or posters and set up your very own online fundraising campaign. You will have the opportunity to create a long-lasting friendship, connect to Israel and gain a deep-seated appreciation for tzedakah and tikkun olam!

Mitzvah Project: Raising awareness and funds for the IDFWO is the perfect mitzvah project that will give you an amazing opportunity to combine your passion with charity and see your direct impact on IDF widows and orphans. Some ideas include but are not limited to: hosting a local event or fundraiser, bake sale, participate in a school event, etc. This project can be done as part of the twinning process or as a stand-alone Mitzvah project.

Running in a marathon? Go the distance for IDFWO Organization!

Do something you love while helping others, by raising awareness and funds to support the widows and orphans of Israel’s fallen soldiers. You don’t have to be a marathon runner. Why not organize your own march and walk the distance?

We will help you make your very own personal fundraising campaign, and of course, receive an IDFWO T-shirt and other swag to show your support during the run!

Come to us with your own creative ideas and we will work with you! We are here for you every step of the way, ensuring that you have all the resources, support and recognition needed for a successful project.

Minimum Age to Volunteer:


Offer family volunteer opportunities?