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  • 2024-04-12 Travel Advisory:  Recent events could affect your travel insurance. Be sure to stay up to date with the Canadian Government Travel Advisory web site and check your policy.
  • First Aid Training with Magen David Adom: Include an intensive first aid training program in your Sar-El tour. It’s now available via Sar-El Israel in collaboration with Magen David Adom. See the program calendar for specially marked program dates and read about the program here.
  • New Fee Structure: Effective 2024-03-06 the Sar-El Israel portion of your registration fees have changed. They are now: ($120 USD for the first week plus $60 USD for each additional week). The Sar-El Canada portion has not changed. Applications already received by Sar-El Canada on the effective date are grandfathered at the previous rate.
  • March and April Registration is Closed: Start dates in March and April are closed. Register Here for May and later.  
  • Wartime volunteering;  Please click here  to read abut volunteering during the war. Due to the large number of soldiers being called up there is a shortage of beds at IDF Bases for volunteers. This means that you likely will be accommodated in one of two large tents (men and women separate) sleeping up to 30 people each. 

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History

In the summer of 1982, in the midst of the Galilee War, Golan Heights settlements faced the disastrous prospect of losing their entire agricultural crop. The majority of able-bodied settlers were called up for army reserve duty and entire farms, with crops already ripened, were left unattended, due to the acute manpower shortage. Dr. Aharon Davidi (z”l ), the former head of the I.D.F. Paratroopers and Infantry Corps, was then directing the Golan Heights community and cultural activities.

Touched by the settlers’ distress, he sent a number of friends as a recruitment team to the United States.

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