Largest IDF synagogue opened in southern Israel – The Jerusalem Post

Posted By on June 24, 2020

A new IDF synagogue, the largest to date, is now open to the soldiers of Camp Ariel Sharon in southern Israel. The Or Olam Synagogue, located at the center of the base, was fitted with a new Torah scroll, about 350 seats, a study room for Torah lessons and special classes for soldiers undergoing conversion to Judaism. The donation was from the FIDF Western Region chapter.It will serve all the soldier deployed at the base. The inauguration of this new building took place on Tuesday, and was attended by FIDF Executive Director in Israel Brig. Gen. (Res.) Effi Idan, who represented the main benefactor for the synagogue.We are here today to congratulate and express gratitude to the IDF soldiers as this synagogue is for them," Idan said. "This is probably the most beautiful, and definitely the largest, synagogue I have seen in the IDF, and it could not be possible without the donation from Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)."FIDF was established by a group of Holocaust survivors in 1981, as a not-for-profit organization with the mission of offering educational, cultural, recreational, social programs and facilities to provide hope, purpose and life-changing support for soldiers in Israel.FIDF builds, refurbishes, and maintains buildings for the well-being of IDF soldiers - among them sports centers, culture halls, synagogues, memorial rooms, swimming pools, sports facilities, and soldiers homes throughout Israel.

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