IDF Warm Winter

United with Israel is proud to sponsor its 9th annual Chanukah party with IDF soldiers to honor the brave men and women who risk their lives to defend the citizens of Israel.

idf chanukah partyOn Sunday evening, December 22, 2019, the first night of Chanukah, American and Israeli families will visit Nachal Oz, an IDF military base located near Israel’s border with northern Gaza, to celebrate Chanukah, say ‘thank you’ to IDF soldiers and present them with special gifts.

Ever since Israel disengaged from the Gaza Strip in 2005, Gaza has become a hotbed of terror against innocent Israelis, including thousands of rocket attacks, border riots, incendiary kite and balloon arson attacks and more.

Dozens of terror tunnels have been prepared for Gaza terrorists to infiltrate Israeli territory in order to murder and kidnap Israeli citizens.

Attendees of this year’s event will experience a tour of the base and get a close look at the equipment to protect Israelis who live in the Gaza belt communities. The tour may include ATV rides for the children and possibly a “surprise” along the the way. Everyone will walk away with unbelievable memories and a deep understanding of how security forces are being prepared for the latest threats to Israeli citizens.

The event will feature music, dancing, a delicious meat buffet, sufganiot (jelly donuts), and the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah. The soldiers will light a unique Menorah that was created from the remains of Hamas rockets that exploded in Israel. Nearly 20,000 rockets have been fired from Gaza since the second intifada in 2001. An Israeli artist has transformed these missiles of terror into magnificent beauty and light!

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The soldiers who will join us to celebrate Chanukah include some of Israel’s toughest soldiers who form an integral part of Israel’s front line against terror and have helped to prevent numerous attacks against Israelis. They greatly deserve our expressions of thanks!

They are outside most of the day and get very cold in the winter, just like we all would!

A special ceremony will be held in honor of the soldiers in which ‘Warm Winter’ care packages from ‘United with Israel’ supporters will be given to the soldiers. Personal letters from admirers all around the world will be presented as expressions of gratitude and unity.

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If you are interested in attending, buses will be leaving from Ramat Bet Shemesh on Sunday, December 22 at 2:00pm. The minimum donation is $25 (or 90 NIS) per person and includes transportation plus a special Chanukah dinner (mehadrin) with the soldiers. Donations above minimum amount are greatly appreciated! Because spaces are very limited, payment must be made at the time of your reservation.

For more information about the event, or to make a reservation, please email us at: idfparty@unitedwithisrael.org

If you are interested in sending a Chanukah gift and writing a personal letter of support to a soldier, or in becoming a sponsor of the Chanukah party, CLICK HERE.

We are honored to thank the brave young soldiers who risk their lives every day to protect and defend the People of Israel. Please JOIN US in saying ‘THANK YOU’ to our beloved soldiers. Send your gift Today!

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WATCH THE VIDEOS FROM PAST YEARS’ EVENTS. ALL WERE LOTS OF FUN!


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