About Us

The IDF Widows and Orphans Organization was founded in 1991 as the sole organization recognized by the State of Israel to represent the widows and orphans of Israel’s fallen Defense and Security Forces.

Today, we work with over 8,000 women, men, and children whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our homeland, by providing them with essential financial and emotional support.

As a non-profit organization, we would not be able to do this work without the help of our generous supporters from around the world.

Thank you!

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“It Helped Form an Integral Part of Who I Am Today”

“It Helped Form an Integral Part of Who I Am Today”

IDF Orphan Ruth Goldfarb reflects on IDFWO’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah Trip to North America, which unfortunately didn’t take place this year due to the coronavirus crisis “I was five […]

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

Wassim Shibal, who lost his father when he was only 9 months old, established the Otzma camps for Druze children in order to provide all IDF orphans with a safe […]

Shared Fate

Shared Fate

During the Second Lebanon War, in a bold operation, Sikursky CH-53 (‘Yas’ur’) pilot Colonel Dani Schiffenbauer rescued the body of Lieutenant Colonel Emanuel Moreno, who was killed in action, deep […]