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JNF-USA Westchester Mom's Circle: Special in Uniform

JNF-USA Westchester & S. CT

JNF-USA Westchester & S. CT

JNF's Westchester Mom's Circle is a strong community of local women who learn and grow together. In this year of profound need, we have been endlessly inspired by the strength and resiliency displayed by JNF's partners in Israel. We are so proud to be raising money in support of Special in Uniform. Our goal of $5,000 will allow us to sponsor one individual with disabilities so that they can serve in the IDF.

What is Special in Uniform?

The Israeli military has a secret weapon — a highly trained squad of elite soldiers that’s entirely made up of disabled and autistic teens. Special in Uniform is a Jewish National Fund-USA program that integrates young adults with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and, in turn, into Israeli society. Its core belief is that everyone belongs and has the right to reach his or her full potential.

We hope you'll take some time to learn more about Special in Uniform below. If you have other questions or want to learn more about how you can help, please reach out to Rebecca Zimilover, JNF's Director of Westchester & Southern Connecticut, at rzimilover@jnf.org.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) goes beyond ensuring the security of Israel; it provides those who serve with valuable professional and social life skills. With the majority of the Jewish Israeli population conscripted into service, being part of the IDF becomes an integral part of life for young Israelis - it is where they make lifelong friends and connections, builds character, and teaches important life lessons.

As part of its focus on improving quality of life in Israel, Jewish National Fund is dedicated to ensuring that everyone fulfills their potential and is accepted into society, regardless of disability. A key way of achieving this goal is by integrating youth with disabilities, who otherwise would be unable to serve, into the IDF.

Through a partnership with Special in Uniform, Jewish National Fund provides individuals with disabilities the chance to train and serve on IDF bases throughout the country. This program goes beyond the walls of IDF bases; it helps its graduates integrate into the workforce and Israeli society in meaningful ways.


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