IDF soldier Cpt. Eliran Avnaim, who is a professional golfer, taking
a swing at the golf tournament.
Over $250,000 raised at First Annual FIDF NY Real Estate Division Golf Outing
Over $250,000 was raised in a golf outing put on by the FIDF NY Real Estate Division that took place on Monday, September 10, 2012, where 200 of New York’s most prestigious real estate professionals came together. The event took place at Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury, New York, and began with a golf tournament in the morning and concluded with a dinner presentation featuring IDF soldiers.
The Co-Chairs of the event were Joel Seiden, Jeffrey Mann and Ofer Yardeni, Chairman of the FIDF NY Real Estate Division.
Three active duty IDF soldiers traveled especially to New York from Israel to attend the event and share their stories with FIDF supporters. One of them was Cpt. Eliran Avnaim, a professional golfer who is also an operational officer for the 93rd Battalion (Kfir Brigade) and was a platoon commander in the Second Lebanon War. At the event, many of the real estate professionals were able to play a hole with Eliran.
After the golf outing, guests enjoyed a beautiful cocktail hour followed by an evening program that paid tribute to IDF soldiers. Cpl. Zev Simcha Grushka, who is originally from Long Island and made Aliyah to Israel to serve in the IDF where he is now a tank commander, spoke about his experience serving in the IDF.
IDF soldier Cpt. Eliran Avnaim on the golf course.
Soldier Cpl. Hadar Reisin Tzur, who is a Lone Soldier serving as a simulator instructor in the IDF and IMPACT! Scholarship recipient Lia Naidorf, who served as a combat soldier in the canine unit in the IDF and today is studying physical education at Wingate University, also participated in the event.
The event, which was the Annual FIDF NY Real Estate Division gala for 2012, was a tremendous success and the division looks forward to future events and the 2013 FIDF NY Real Estate Division Golf Outing.
From left to right: IMPACT! Scholarship Recipient Lia Naidorf,
Event Co-Chair Ofer Yardeni, Lone Soldier Cpl. Hadar Reisin Tzur,
Jeff Mann, Lone Soldier Cpl. Zev Simcha Grushko and Cpt.
From left to right: Golf Outing Chairs, Joel Seiden, Jeff Mann and
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Photo Credit: Howard Wechsler, courtesy of FIDF