Friends of Sderot
Friends of Sderot is the fundraising arm for the Max and Ruth Schwartz Sderot Hesder Institutions in Sderot, Israel.
Sderot. The Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot, was founded in 1994 by Rabbi Dovid Fendel, an American Oleh from West Hempstead, New York. The yeshiva is located in the town of Sderot, one kilometer from the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Arab town of Beit Hanoun. It is the largest Hesder Yeshivot in all of Israel, with a student body of over 800 students from communities all over the country. In addition to studying, students demonstrate their commitment to the residents of Sderot through many volunteer projects.