Special in Uniform: Saving Lives

Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

1:00pm ET and 10:00am PT


Join small Jewish communities from across the country and Jewish National Fund as we recognize Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, & Inclusion Month with an inside look at Special in Uniform. This inclusive program integrates youth with disabilities into the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and helps prepare them for careers following their army service.


Thanks to the generosity of the Bookbinder Family Foundation and the Fineberg Foundation, all gifts made to our work with special needs and disabilities during the month of February will be matched.*


* up to $1 million

Featured Guest Speaker


Tiran Attia

Director of Special in Uniform


Major. (Res.) Tiran Attia serves as Director of Jewish National Fund-USA affiliate, Special in Uniform, an innovative program that integrates young people with autism and other disabilities into the IDF and, in turn, into Israeli society. After their service, Special in Uniform helps usher its graduates toward a self-sufficient life, through employment or other meaningful societal involvement, once they are discharged from the army. Over the course of his distinguished 30-year career in the Israel Defense Forces, Major. Attia commanded a tank, the IDF's Technology and Logistics Forces training program, and the Sar-El program for army volunteers from around the world.

Mark Werner

President of Volunteers for Israel

More Information

Sam Richardson, Director, Small Community Outreach

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