A new program has popped up in Jewish Baltimore that will serve as a support not only for Baltimoreans who choose to join the Israel Defense Forces, but also their parents.
The Parents of Lone Soldiers Chavura was founded last year by Greenspring-area resident Adam Edelman and wife Phran after their son, Aaron, joined the IDF.
“I saw so people doing so much for lone soldiers, but there was nothing for their parents — to get together, talking about how they are handling things … to help them feel like they are part of their kid’s experience,” said Edelman.
The parents’ group held a Chanukah party, works closely with the Friends of the IDF and is considering a visit to the Israeli Embassy. There are about 15 Baltimore-raised soldiers in the IDF now.
Do you want to get involved or do you know someone who should be? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.