The Tzahal Shalom program was started in 2006 by Anita Greenwald and Michele Kraushaar as a way of connecting the Northern Westchester community with Israel. Randi Kreisler joined in 2009 and together they managed every aspect of the program, connecting over 1500 people every year to IDF soldiers and Israel.   Anita, Michele and Randi continue on as Executive Directors and the day-to-day operation of the 10 day program is organized by community Program Co-Directors.   

In 2015, Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester created a Board of Directors to oversee the growth and sustainability of the program as it continues to move forward. Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester Incorporated is a recognized 501c3 organization.    

Hundreds of volunteers have been involved in this unique program. Please consider volunteering in some way – you and your family will reap the benefits from getting to know these outstanding individuals.  Go to the "GET INVOLVED" page to find out about more ways to be a part of this growing family program.