Lone Soldier Program To Take Place At The Jewish Cultural Center

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Former Director of the Michael Levine Lone Soldier Center, Tziki Aud and American lone soldiers
Former Director of the Michael Levine Lone Soldier Center, Tziki Aud and American lone soldiers

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga invites the community to attend a program on the Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center located at 5461 North Terrace Road. Coffee and dessert will be served. There is no cost but RSVPs are strongly suggested can be made by calling 493-0270 ext, 10 or by using rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com

A lone soldier is a person from another country who provides military service to the country of Israel, while remaining a citizen of their native country. The Michael Levine Lone Center supports lone soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) before, during and after their military service.  These young immigrants and volunteers arrive in Israel alone, join the IDF, and do their part in protecting Israel and the Jewish people.

The Michael Levine Lone Soldier Center was founded in 2009 by a group of former lone soldiers and Tziki Aud.  Mr. Aud recently retired as director. He will speak about lone soldiers and the work of the Center.  Accompanying him will be Andrew Hirsh and Joni Handler, two lone soldiers from the United States.

The Center is the first and only organization solely dedicated to meeting all of the physical and social needs of lone soldiers while they are in Israel.  The organization has a main facility in Jerusalem with other facilities throughout the country. These facilities currently serve as a place where a young man or woman can receive financial aid, social services, as well as assistance from a group of people intended to be like family for the soldier while in Israel.


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