A Thousand Words – January 17, 2022

IDF Major Yochai “Jocha” Kalangel z”l, a proud graduate of OTS’s Derech Avot High School, was known to give his credit card to soldiers who were having a tough time, telling them to go buy some Coca-Cola and Bamba to help lift their spirits. For the past seven years since he was killed in action, the “Operation Jocha” initiative enables Israelis to honor him by distributing treats and notes of appreciation in his memory to IDF soldiers across the country.

Pictured: Students at Jocha’s alma mater, Derech Avot, taking part in Operation Jocha by bringing bottles of Coke and bags of Bamba to IDF soldiers. May Jocha’s memory be a blessing.


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