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Friends of the IDF

On Shavuot 5771, Congregation Ohav Sholom, with Rabbi Ebbin's blessing, adopted the Maslul Infantry Company - Rotem Batallion of the Israeli Defense Force's Givati Brigade. The unit will complete advanced training at the end of June 2011 and leave for its first assignment at Har Dov in the Golan.

One of our members, Matt Bertan (standing, second from left), serves in this unit of roughly 100 soldiers. Ohav Sholom plans to raise funds ot purchase duffle bags with insignia (or other material for their well-being) for all soldiers in the unit through Friends of the IDF (FIDF). Any excess funds will be transferred to other FIDF programs.

Checks can be sent:
Pay to: Friends of the IDF
Memo: Ohav Sholom for Givati/Matt

Send to:
Friends of the IDF
1430 Broadway, Suite 1301
New York, NY 10018
Attn: Liron Kreitman - Ohav Sholom for Givati/Matt

To contribute online go to:

With thanks from Linda, Brian and the Rotem November 2010 Recruits.

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.