Director of Education and Logistics
Hello! My name is Yuval Hadari and I served in the Paratroopers’ Reconnaissance
Battalion’s unit specializing in sabotage and demolitions. I am extremely grateful for my service
as it was deeply meaningful and taught me a lot about myself. The experiences I had during my
service showed me the importance of perseverance, dedication, having a strong work ethic,
and, most of all, brotherhood. My team served as a major component in my overall web of
support and their compassion towards me gave me a sense of family and warmth I have never
felt before. This type of feeling is why I joined GroWings, for I want to educate the coming
generations of Lone Soldiers about creating significant bonds and forming one’s own identity.
Lone Soldiers start down a long and momentous path by choosing to enlist into the Israel
Defense Forces, and my goal is to see them not only succeed but also enjoy their time doing it.
As the Director of Education and Logistic I will do all that I can to create informative educational
initiatives to further raise awareness for and about Lone Soldier needs. Starting with the Poland
Experience, GroWings teaches participants about their own Jewish Identity and how it pertains
to today’s sociopolitical climate, especially how it is imperative in their Lone Soldier status. I
firmly believe that by passing on knowledge from generation to generation we can empower
more and more Lone Soldiers to do great things. Through creating worthwhile activities,
initiatives, and awareness I yearn to equip our participants with the foundations for a strong set
of tools that they will use as they navigate through their service and later on into Israeli society.
When I am not working on GroWings I am completing my undergraduate degree at the
Columbia University School of General Studies in New York. My interests include: basketball,
diving, cooking, travel, analytics, and modern culture.