Bexley Lone Soldier Featured in IDF video
Maya Saar, daughter of Foundation fund holders Julie and Yoaz Saar and granddaughter of Lenore Schottenstein and the late Mel Schottenstein, is featured in an Israel Defense Force video. The Bexley native serves in the Israeli “Caracal” Combat Battalion, one of the three fully combat units comprised of both male and female soldiers. It is named after the caracal cat, a small feline and its motto is “The winning combination.” Approximately 70% of the battalion is female. Prior to Caracal’s formation in 2000, women were barred from serving in direct combat.