Chayal El Chayal – The Lone Soldiers’ Home
The defining characteristic of Chayal El Chayal, and what makes us so unique, is that we are a literal “home away from home” for any lone soldier. Not just an office, social center, or corporation – but a home. At Chayal El Chayal there are no office hours or appointments, just an open door where any lone soldier can find the resources they need, when they need it. Our four homes, centrally located in the quaint Jerusalem neighborhood of Nachlaot, host hundreds of Lone Soldiers every month. Our Shabbat meals are attended by 120 to 150 Lone Soldiers every week, with as many as 25 to 30 sleeping in our dorm-style accommodations. The services we provide range from lodging and laundry, to care packages, trips and guidance, and regular social events and activities. Chayal El Chayal is the only address where lone soldiers know they can come any time for a loving family and welcoming home.