The Shmira Project

Israel is once again in conflict and has mobilized 40,000 reserves. The Shmira Project matches people with combat soldiers so we can 'adopt' one or more soldiers with the intent to do a specific mitzvah in their merit which we hope will help protect them. Any mitzvah that you do on behalf of a soldier truly makes a difference – to the soldier and to Jewish unity.

Pick a mitzvah that can easily be a part of your life and dedicate it to “your” soldier. Be realistic. Write your soldier’s name out and post it where you’ll see it: near the Shabbat candles; on the refrigerator; in your car; in your phone. Then, when you are going to do something positive in the world – stop and think of “your” soldier and include him or her in your mitzvah.

The founder of this program is a mother of a former combat soldier. Thousands of parents of current IDF soldiers will be grateful for this outpouring of support.

CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.