Who Are The Lone Soldiers?

On September 2, the Friends of the Israel Defence Forces will be hosting an event in honor of Lone Soldiers and their parents. Lone Soldiers are volunteers who go to Israel alone to serve in the IDF. They are considered “lone soldiers” because they are in Israel without their families. Sarah Schorr is the mother of one such soldier. She will be a featured speaker that evening.


Eric Schorr was born in the United States. He attended Akiba Hebrew Academy (currently the Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy) and Columbia University. This “most pro-Israel” student needed to follow his heart. After receiving his college degree, he made aliya with Nefesh b’Nefesh and volunteered to serve in the IDF.

Like any mother watching from the sidelines, Sarah Schorr was especially comforted by the FIDF’s motto: “Their job is to look after Israel. Our job is to look after them.” She became involved with the FIDF in Philadelphia, vowing to do whatever she could to help from afar. You may meet her to find out how thanks to the FIDF, even though Eric’s family is here, he is never alone.

For more information about this event please refer to our calendar.


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