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American Friends of Israel Navy SEALs

New York, NY | http://www.AFINS.us
Joined in November 2020

About Us

Each year, 20,000 young men try out and 40 or fewer are ultimately selected to serve in Shayetet-13, the Israel Navy SEALs. Known as “men of silence,” these elite naval commandos fight the war between the wars, undertaking covert missions beyond Israel’s borders. They train for six months longer than other Israel Defense Forces units and commit at least 20 more months of total service.

They complete active-duty at least two years behind their peers in pursuing college and careers, with extraordinary maturity but often unclear direction. All have the qualities necessary to succeed in civilian life and serve Israel and the Jewish community in new ways, but many struggle with the identity shift from military elite to civilian anybody. Some have experienced trauma and loss.

They do not admit injuries or ask for help outside of the brotherhood of the Israel Navy SEALs, so American Friends of Israel Navy SEALs (AFINS), a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the Israel-based Atalef Foundation help from within.

The unit is symbolized by the bat (atalef) because its members burst forth from the shadows into the light. We work to ensure that as they complete active service, these elite veterans emerge into the warm light of community and bright futures.


Mission

To advise and support the Atalef Foundation in its mission of strengthening the core foundations of Israeli society through assisting soldiers and graduates of the Shayetet-13. The organization is non-political in nature.

Vision

To establish and strengthen the connection between US Jewry and the State of Israel through personal interactions with the Israel Navy SEALs both in the US and Israel.

Each year, 20,000 young men try out and 40 or fewer are ultimately selected to serve in Shayetet-13, the Israel Navy SEALs. Known as “men of silence,” these elite naval commandos fight the war between the wars, undertaking covert missions beyond…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Education
  • Job & Workplace
  • Mental Health
  • Veterans

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Current listings by American Friends of Israel Navy SEALs

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Digital Marketing AssociateOnline/VirtualDecember 28, 2020

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