The Ach Gadol Family

Ach Gadol is the only organization that operates a system of personal
accompaniment and 1:1 guidance for lone soldiers. We are a family of over 500 volunteers who are committed to the values of Zionism, giving back, family, and all shades of Israeli identity. Having been lone soldiers
themselves, our volunteers identify with the experience, understand the unique circumstances, and become a shoulder to lean on.

Out of a sense of belonging and responsibility for the future of Israeli society, we decided to take action and establish a unique mentoring
model that allows each soldier to be accompanied during their military
service. The uniqueness of the model is that all of our volunteers are former lone soldiers and by sharing their experience, they serve as role models and personal examples for the next generation of soldiers throughout their service and as they head towards civilian life. By embracing lone soldiers with social-familial support, we make the soldier’s service more meaningful and facilitate integration into Israeli society, resulting in more productive and accomplished citizens with heightened social awareness.

Midot Seal of Effectiveness
Medal of the President of the State of Israel
Medal of the Minister of Immigrant Absorption


Who Are We? The Ach Gadol Family   

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Organizational Goals

The primary goal of Ach Goal is to give each soldier the opportunity to
have a Big Brother/Sister – a volunteer who served in the army just a few years earlier and serves as a shoulder to lean on for assistance, information, guidance, and emotional support. A Big Brother/Sister is
there for the soldier in every situation. Specifically:

  • Relating with the experience of being a lone soldier and serving
    as a shoulder to lean on.
  • Personal guidance throughout the military service, addressing the common issues of loneliness, cultural gaps, and emotional
  • Assistance in exercising lone soldier rights during army service and in civilian life.
  • Serving to bridge communication between the lone soldiers and
    the military system and making information accessible.
  • Strengthening the lone soldiers’ sense of belonging in Israeli society.

The Organization’s Activity in Numbers

Hours of Volunteer Work
Lone Soldiers
Countries of Origin
Years of Activity
President’s Award

Staff and Partners


Moshe Levi, President

An Israeli Hero and a successful businessman. Moshe received the Medal of Valor for his military accomplishments in Sinai during the Yom Kippur War.

Board of Directors


Nissim Adar

Former CEO of ICL Fertilizers with an impressive professional and managerial career in the chemical industry in
Israel and abroad.


CPA Reuven Schiff:

Chairman of the Yedidim Association, one of founders of Shiff Hazenfratz & Co. and former president of the
Chamber of CPAs in Israel.

Social activist in many fields and
organizations in the third sector. Senior director of public corporations and dear to the city of Ramat Hasharon.


Ram Heskia

Known for the crucial positions he held in the Paratroopers and Sayeret Matkal, the elite Special Forces unit. He continued as the Deputy Commander of the unit’s reserves for many years and is now a businessman.

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Amir Lifshitz

Chairman and owner of one of the leading and established logistics and transportation companies in Israel, the
Hamenia Group. Actively strengthening Israel’s heritage by bringing together the Jews of Israel and the Diaspora.

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Yaki Vadmani

Held senior positions in the Shabak (General Secret Services) and served as CEO of leading Israeli companies such as Ace, Tempo, Electra, and Africa Industries. He was a member of the Raanana City Council and served on the Board of Directors of the Israel Electric Company.

Anat Kalika

Over 30 years of experience in the shipping field, currently VP of Marketing at MSC. Previously served as a lone soldier in the Air Force.

Nancy Ellen Tuggle

A business consultant with over 30 years of experience. Her son served as a lone soldier, while she remained involved in the world of philanthropy and made aliyah in 2020 from the US.

Elena Dunitzi

One of the founders of “Ach Gadol”; and is a leader in the entrepreneurial Israeli ecosystem. Expert in strategic
marketing and community building in the innovation field.


Peter Didik

Made Aliyah to Israel as part of the Naaleh program. Holds an abundance of volunteer experience – including his
service as a combat soldier in the Givati Brigade and as a Captain in the intelligence force.

Our team

Daniel Aharon, CEO and Founder

Has a BA in accounting and an
MBA in business management. Headed a group of Jewish Agency for Israel emissaries to Saint Petersburg, and has held many other positions related to the absorption of young Olim.


Relly Tzin, VP Operations

Served in the IDF for twenty-five years, and headed the Services and Welfare Division of the Israeli Air Force for ten years. She is an invaluable resource to the organization.

Rafael Madar, Director of the “Tzahal (IDF) Connection”

Immigrated to Israel from France in 2011. He served in the Givati
Brigade and in 2015, established “Tzahal Connection”, an IDF
project that assists and prepares 250 young lone soldiers for their
army service.

Sophia Ioffe Administrative Manager

Made Aliyah to Israel as part of the Naaleh program in 2016. Served as a lone soldier in IAF human resources.

David Vartcha, Director of Pre-Recruitment Services

Has extensive experience in the process of absorbing new immigrants through his work as an instructor for the Jewish Agency program “Selah” and his volunteer work for several other organizations.


Merav Messika Manager of released lone soldiers:

Serves as a Major Lieutenant Commander in reserves and served 25 years in human resources and logistics positions in the Air Force.

Gil Cohen
Community Relations

Holds a BA in Communications and Management and has several years of experience as a volunteer at Ach Gadol.

Tamir Vig Director of Personal Accompaniment Project

Serves as a Major in reserves, worked as a senior manager and CEO 

דניאל אייב

Daniel Ive Systems coordinator and pre-recruitment

Has several years of experience as a volunteer, including the establishment of an aid centre for soldiers who are originally from the battle zones of Ukraine and their families. 

Organizational Values





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