URGENT NEWS due to Corona Virus Restrictions

IDF cancels all programs on all bases for all non-soldiers and SAR-EL volunteers for October.

Pursuant to the directives announced today by the IDF, SAR-EL programs on March and April are now canceled due to Corona Virus Restrictions. All volunteers will be rescheduled as soon as travel and restrictions are lifted by the IDF and the Israeli Dept of Health. 

Please alert all volunteers today of this latest development as soon as possible. Please note that EL AL and many other airlines are allowing free travel changes.

We realize this is a major blow for our SAR-EL program and we are pushing the IDF to give us as much information and assistance as possible,

Please distribute this letter from Shlomo Stav- Executive Director- to all current and upcoming volunteers with the sudden ending of the program this month but this letter may help them understand this regulation is coming directly from the Ministry of Defense. The letter will also assist the volunteers with re-arranging their travel. 

We will keep everyone up to date as soon as we hear more news.