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Supporting the Families of Our Fallen Heroes at this Pivotal Time in Israel's History

We are here 365 days a year

Welcome to the IDF Widows & Orphans Organization (IDFWO), an Israeli non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the spouses and children of Israel's fallen heroes. As the only organization endorsed by the State of Israel for this vital mission, we are deeply committed to providing comprehensive support to the widows and orphans of the IDF. Our work, encompassing emotional care, financial assistance, educational opportunities, and a community bonded by understanding and strength, is only possible through the generous support of our donors. Together, we stand as more than just an organization; we are a symbol of Israel’s enduring spirit, united in courage, resilience, and the unbreakable bond of a nation's gratitude.

IDF Widows & Orphans Organization

News and Updates

War Update: A Time of Sacrifice and Solidarity

Amidst the ongoing war, The IDF Widows and Orphans Organization faces an unprecedented surge in the number of orphans they support....

“Letzidech” (Beside You) – Embracing the pregnant widows 

In an impactful response to the needs of nearly 30 pregnant widows, The IDF Widows & Orphans Organization launched the ‘Letzidech’ project....

The Last Dawn of Love and Valor

Avi and Shahar Hendy’s love story, one of both devotion and resilience, inspires us to cherish each moment and strive for a peaceful future. ...

Organization Activities

Otzma Camps

The Otzma Camps are for orphans from ages 6-18 and are held during the festival breaks on Sukkot, Chanukah, and Passover, as well as during the summer vacation.

Otzma Plus – The Empowerment Seminar

Otzma Plus is the general name for our community of orphans in the 19-29 year age bracket. This age group of orphans has needs that are different to the younger orphans, and they therefore require different services.

Medical Grants

IDFWO Organization provides medical grants to widows and adult orphans who require specialized healthcare. A considerable portion of the organization's annual budget is allocated to individuals who face such difficulties and have no one else to turn to for help.

Care Packages

Joining the IDF is a special moment for all Israelis, but holds particular significance for IDF orphans and their families. To show support for our orphans, we provide them with a special heavy-duty backpack with essential supplies they will need during their service.

Birthday Gifts

Every year, theTHE IDFWO Organization presents members with a gift for their birthday. The gift is delivered by mail to their most recent address as it appears in the organization’s database.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Delegation to North America

The bar and bat mitzvah delegation lets the orphans meet members of their peer group and become part of an actual community that will accompany and support them throughout their lives.

Young orphans
Adult orphans
Annual activities and benefits

The Otzma Project Is a program for the younger bereaved children from ages 0-30. The aim of all program activities is to provide a safe and supportive environment for the childrenyoung orphans, enabling them to develop resilience and process their loss through growth and enjoyment as they forge meaningful relationships with others who share a common experience.

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