The 2018 delegation of Zahal Shalom soldiers have arrived in Washington, D.C., for three days of learning and excitement. For all 12 disabled Israeli soldiers, made up of 10 men and two women, this is the first visit to Washington and for many the first visit to the United States.
Zahal Shalom is an organization of Northern New Jersey citizens from a variety of shuls who raise private funds to bring a group to the USA once every year. The Zahal program has been active for 26 years and has sponsored many hundreds of soldiers over this period. The soldiers are hosted by families in their homes along with buddy families that assist in the program to assure each soldier has a true family-oriented experience along with touring and scheduled events.