Israel Programs - Tzofim Garin Tzabar

Tzofim Garin Tzabar

Tzofim Garin Tzabar members are 18-24 year old (women up to the age of 23) Jewish youths from across the globe who chose to make aliyah to Israel to undergo a full and meaningful service as lone soldiers in the IDF.


Garin Tzabar is the only program that provides a 360 degree support system for its participants before moving to Israel, during and after their army service including; assistance with Israel civil services and IDF bureaucracy, integration into Israeli society, building a family within a host community in Israel (either on Kibbutz or Ra’anana) and crafting a new Garin family.

  • 10 months

Undergo full and meaningful service as lone soldiers in the IDF.

Program Stages:

1. Preparation seminars – where the adventure begins!

  • Meet your future family, your Garin Members.
  • Getting all the information you need before leaving for Israel
  • Learn about Israeli demographics, politics, the IDF, culture and more


2. Absorption period in Israel

  • Establish your new family in your new community
  • Enjoy a close relationship with your Kibbutz host family
  • Integrate into Israeli society
  • Sort out all the bureaucracy process such as Aliyah, Back Account, cell phone company and more
  • Prepare yourself to your military service, physically and mentally
  • Straighten your Hebrew skills


3. Army Service

  • Meaningful Service
  • Enjoy the full support of Garin Tzabar and claim your rights as a lone soldier
  • Join your Garin members for special events such as ‘Shabbat Garin’
“Garin Tzabar is your home away from home. If you want a supporting family to help you when you need, there is no better way to do it than Garin Tzabar.”
Alon Katz, Melbourne, Kibbutz Ein Tzurim 2018
“Being a lone soldier isn’t easy but having the help and support system of Garin Tzabar helps me remember why I made this choice in the first place and why I wouldn’t have done it any other way even if I had the chance.“
Gal Avioz, Sydney, Kibbutz Ginnigar 2015

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