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The Jewish Agency’s Wings program provides a continuum of services for Lone Immigrant Soldiers, so that as you move through your army service you can receive the help you need.
- Help understanding and receiving your rights as a soldier.
- Support if a crisis arises.
- A personal mentor, in the form of another lone immigrant who recently finished his or her army service, provided through our partnership with the Israeli “Big Brother” Association.
- Ongoing personal, career, and financial guidance for up to two years following your army discharge, for graduates of the seminar.
- Mentoring by members of the Rotary Club: help with networking, managing bureaucracy, career planning, etc.
- A five-day seminar, when you approach your discharge date, to help you prepare for civilian life. (The seminar includes workshops on your rights as a lone soldier who becomes a civilian, budgeting and personal finance, job market trends and tools for entering the workforce, college opportunities and available courses of study in Israel, taxes, and insurance.)
Lone Soldier Experiences
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