What is a Lone Soldier?

Originating from the strong familial culture of Israel, Lone Soldier is a term to define a soldier serving in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) with no immediate family members in Israel. Lone Soldiers originate from all over the world and have different reasons for serving in the IDF, but all of them come together to fight for the protection of the State of Israel. Many non-profits and local organizations provide support to help Lone Soldiers in Israel, but only one organization helps these soldiers if they ever leave Israel, the Cohen Security Foundation.

Our Story

Established in 2022, by the same Lone Soldiers who formed Cohen Security in 2018, the Cohen Security Foundation is the bridge between years of living in Israel and resettling in the United States.

When the founding members of Cohen Security returned to the United States after their service, to their disappointment the majority of industries in the United States did not recognize any educational or work experience they had obtained while living in Israel.


How We Help

Help Our Cause

For IDF veterans who completed their service honorably, it’s our responsibility as a community to support their transition to civilian life


Our Causes


Lone Soldier Housing

GOAL : 2700000 $

RAISED : 918005 $

A modern residential community in Israel to house Lone Soldiers serving in the IDF

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Cohen Security Training Center

GOAL : 4500000 $

RAISED : 2025010 $

The first training center in the US teaching principles of the Israeli security industry, and providing continued employment opportunities for Lone Soldiers in San Diego

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College Scholarship

GOAL : 480000 $

RAISED : 86441 $

Support three Lone Soldiers in San Diego pursuing higher education by subsidizing the cost of their education

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Get Involved

One-Time Donation:
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Help us monthly

Continued support shows your dedication to supporting IDF Lone Soldier Veterans, and is the highest level of support a former Lone Soldier can receive. Your monthly donation ensures the continued success of our programs and provides the groundwork for these Veterans as they transition to a new beginning