News and Articles (page 3)

Reflecting on Sar-El

It is a changing world, and the French saying-  ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est  meme chose’ (the more things change the more they remain the same’) is certainly true!

In a changing world the most constant thing is the Jewish Homeland – Jerusalem still has the syndrome – its still beautiful in its own way, and its still Ha Aretz the land with a heart.

I love the fact that to  Hebrew speaker – there are only two places on earth ‘Ha Aretz, and Bachoots l” Aretz) – the land and outside the land. Read more >

A Miracle In The Negev?

The chamsin [hot desert wind] was blowing and the extreme heat was almost unbearable as we uncovered tanks to reveal the glory that defends us; but the price that my feet paid was beyond belief. Within a few hours the soles of my precious sneakers said goodbye and fell off.  Read more >

It’s Never Too Late to Celebrate Your Bar Mitzvah


Sar-El is once again pleased to have hosted another Bar Mitzvah on an  IDF base.

Daniel Wise’s recent celebration proves it’s never too late. Read more >

Israel’s Highest Ranking Muslim Soldier Speaks Out

 “Last week I was privileged to be at a Manchester  ((UK) Zionist Council meeting where two IDF Officers were speaking about their experiences and what it means to be part of the ‘ most moral army in the world. They have been traveling and speaking in the UK, especially in some hostile environments such as University campuses” said Sar-El UK representative Jennie Goldstone. Read more >

Something to Share

Finally,after months of waiting, I will be back to Sar-El in March to do two more programs. I am excited and looking forward to giving my best to those soldiers that risk their lives daily. Those soldiers that a lot of people in the world do not value. Read more >

Strengthening My Connection

I wanted to take this opportunity to share my experiences with the Sar-El Program.   Participants in this program spend up to three weeks working on an army base in Israel. The mission of my particular communications base is to fix and distribute electronics and transmitting devices to the army. The base supplies devices to the troops in the southern part of the country.  Read more >

An Experience I Must Repeat

What an incredible experience. My commander for the last three days
was an Ethiopian Jew with a heart of gold. We traded ideas in Jewish
outlook and bonded in the few short days, through the intensive labor
and the Torah. I miss him already!  Read more >

What to Pack For Sar-El Participants

Packing List for Sar-El

*First and foremost, bring your sense of humor, team spirit, and an open mind.

We suggest you bring the following:

1. Towels, sheet, pillow (if you need one)

 2. Personal toilet articles: comb, brush, soap, shampoo, etc.

 3. Heavy sweat or sport socks to wear with work boots

4. Bathing suit

5. Warm clothing, raincoat and liner during cold months (Oct. through April)

6. Kleenex

7. Shower clogs/water shoes

8. Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen

9. Sweater or jacket or sweatshirt

10. Underwear and socks

11. An extra pair of eyeglasses

12. Copies of prescriptions in generic terms for any medication you take; antibiotics, cold medicine, etc.

13. Small overnight bag or backpack or small case on wheels (for weekends)

14. 3 Copies of your application documents, including Medical Form, Waiver, your health and accident insurance card or policy, and your passport

15. A sense of humor!



1. Insect repellent – warm weather

2. Scotch tape/masking tape

3. Individual coffee/tea bags/ hot chocolate

4. Peanut butter, tuna, snacks, etc., ( if you don’t think you’ll like army food). You can always buy things at supermarkets in Israel

5. Extension cord

6. Nail brush

7. Moleskin (moleform) for blisters, corns, etc.

8. Work gloves (some work areas provide them)

9. Small collapsible plastic cup

10. Small plastic stick-up hooks

11. Gifts for soldiers and workers on your base

12. Playing cards/small travel games

13. Zip lock plastic bags (different sizes)

14. Money belt

15. Flashlight

16. Small hand mirror

17. Clothesline, clothespins

18. Combination lock


CLOTHES – Laundry is done by hand on the base. You can use Laundromats on weekends.

1. Casual clothes can be worn after daily work period.

2. Good walking shoes

3. Do not bring a lot of clothes – you’ll be carrying your suitcases!



1. All electric appliances: shavers, traveling irons, portable radios, hair dryers (Universal) need special 220-110 volt step-down converter for Israeli current as well as a plug adaptor for Israeli outlets.

2. Cameras are permitted. DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH any army equipment (due to security regulations). You must get permission to photograph anything in camp or risk confiscation of film.

3. Bring only such jewelry as you will wear at all times.

4. ATM card is recommended




IDF General Visits Sar-Elniks

IDF Head of Logistics General Kobi Barak visits Sar-Elniks at the base. Click here to take a look: Read more >

IDF Soldiers Thank Sar-Elniks

 We recently received this letter from two IDF soldiers thanking Sar-Elniks for their help.
Read more >

HTMLine - בניית אתרים