Our 2019 program dates are Nov 10-20


For ten days every Fall, Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester welcomes a delegation of seven reservists from the Israel Defense Forces. Their mission is to connect with our community, bring a bit of Israel into our homes. These reservist officers come from different military branches and are chosen for their bravery, their stories, and their ability to communicate in English.  

While in Westchester, our officer/guests are “on duty” and attend many speaking engagements where they talk about their experiences.  We hear about their family, their IDF service and perhaps even about one of their past IDF missions.  They speak to every demographic in our community: high school and middle school students, adults, seniors, college and university students, Jewish and non-Jewish alike.  

During the ten day program, the delegation begins to understand the support they have from our community and return to Israel with a renewed spirit and great pride. In return, we get the gift of their presence and build relationships with these special individuals. 

Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester has been bringing delegations into the community since 2006. We are a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, led entirely by a dedicated team of volunteers.

The Tzahal Shalom program is a gift from the community to the community.
— 2006 Host Family