Atalef is a foundation of Shayetet-13 (Israel’s Elite Navy Seal) veterans whose mission is to maintain an active and supportive community of veterans and to help its members integrate, lead and contribute to Israeli society in the spirit of the values of the Shayetet-13.
The foundation nurtures and supports soldiers and alumni of the unit, those affected physically and mentally, as well as those who were affected as a result of the activities in the Kishon, while embracing bereaved families. The foundation’s goal is to empower, strengthen, and assist its members in instilling Shayetet-13 values within Israeli society. It seeks to bring about lasting positive impact among victims of the security system, at-risk youth, and Holocaust survivors.
The foundation strives and works to maintain an active community of members and to strengthen the relationship between the foundation, the community members, and Shayetet-13.
Meeting the most pressing needs of Seal casualties and bereaved families, while also nurturing the personal resilience of community members through the processing of intricate service and combat encounters.
The foundation aims to support and empower different populations in Israeli society, with an emphasis on the casualties of the security service and at-risk youth, by using the strengths of the members of the Atalef community and their natural connection to the sea.