Palm Beach / Broward Chapter
The Palm Beach / Broward chapter of the FIDF opened on May 21, 2002. Our office, located in Boca Raton serves, all of south Florida except Miami/Dade County.
Since we opened our doors in Boca Raton, we have brought many high level dignitaries to the Palm Beach area including Ambassador Dennis Ross, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, Ambassador Daniel Ayalon, and high ranking IDF officers from all branches of the military.
Community leaders including the synagogue Rabbis, Day School Principals, Senators and Congressmen from both parties, Holocaust and Veterans Clubs, and Community Activists have helped us educate the community about the FIDF. We have brought many young soldiers to the schools and parlor meetings to present a first-hand look at how donations to the FIDF are life changing, whether it’s for scholarships for university, support for Lone Soldiers, or support for any other program the FIDF sponsors.
During the past 8 years, the Palm Beach / Broward Chapter chapter has created a very close relationship with various IDF battalions including Givati, Paratroopers, Nachal and Navy.
Through generous contributions we support the soldiers, widows, and orphans of Israel.
We thank our supporters and community volunteers for making this possible.
Palm Beach / Broward Chapter | Boca Raton, FL | 561-483-2771 | boca@FIDF.org
2015 Solidarity Gala Dinner
Sunday, January 11th 2015
Sat, 25 Oct, 2014
2014 Solidarity Gala Dinner
Sunday, January 12, 2014
FIDF Shabbat L' Chayal
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Boca Jewish Center-Shaaray Tefilla
We recently had a Shabbat L' Chayal honoring our brave soldiers with IDF combat soldier, Pinchas, a living symbol of Zionism and determination.
Lone Soldier Visits Home:
Yoel, who made aliyah t oserve as a Lone Soldier in the IDF, Gave a special presentation at Congregation B'nai Israel to the 10th grade confirmation class taught by Dorothy Herman
IDF VISITING OFFICER FROM OKETZ TO PALM BEACH/BROWARD REGION:
We recently had the opportunity to host a commanding officer from the Oketz Special Forces Canine Unit in our Palm Beach/Broward Region. The Oketz Special Forces is Counter Terrorism combat unit and works with all other combat forces on specific security missions and tasks throughout the State of Israel.
FIDF Shabbat L'Chayal
Sat, 13 Apr, 2013 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boca Raton Synagogue 7900 N. Montoya Circle Boca Raton
Memorial Day Service
Mon, 15 Apr, 2013 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Congregation Kol Tikvah 6750 University Drive, Parkland. at the Sanctuary
Visiting IDF Lone Soldier To Receive Presidential Award of Excellence
IDF Lone Soldier, Cpl. Rebecca Garner, 22, who made Aliyah to Israel from Montreal to serve in the Israel Defense Forces in 2010, spoke at a Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Friday Night Shabbat at Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach on March 1, with over 120 people in attendance.
Palm Beach/Broward Region 2013 Solidarity Gala
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Palm Beach/Broward Region 2013 Solidarity Gala, which generated over $1.4 million for the wellbeing of IDF soldiers, took place last Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Boca West Country Club.
Sgt. Maor Blank inspires hundreds of supporters across the Palm Beach/Broward area
Sgt. Maor Blank, 22 is a Lone Soldier in the IDF’s Engineering Battalion 603. He spent a week with us in March speaking with hundreds of FIDF supporters and potential supporters– telling us his fascinating story in the local schools, synagogues and private homes in the Palm Beach/Broward area.
2012 Off To A Great Success - $1.3 million Raised at Annual Gala
At the Annual Gala Dinner of the Friends of the IDF on Sunday evening, January 8, 2012, 420 people from the community gathered to salute the brave young men and women of the Israel Defense Forces.
Palm Beach / Broward Chapter holds their first
We held our very first FunRun, a walk-a-thon with a ‘twist’, with the Donna Klein Jewish Academy and Hillel Day School students on Sunday, November 6th.
6th Annual Golf Tournament with Maj. Meny Braunstein
We were honored to host Maj. Meny Braunstein of the Combat Engineering Corp at our 6th annual Golf Tournament on Monday, October 24th.
A lone soldier visits home
Recently our office had a surprise visitor by a Lone Soldier in the IDF spending time with her family in Florida. She volunteered to speak to high school students in the community about the importance of making aliyah and serving in the IDF.
M’Dor L’Dor- From Generation to Generation
Kurt Weiss, the grandfather of Board Members Ilanit and Amit Tirosh visited our office this month. He recently moved from West Palm Beach to Boca Raton following the passing of his wife Esther, a”h. Kurt had been very active in his community in West Palm Beach and served as President of B’nai Brith and Century Village West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach / Broward Chapter Casino and BBQ Night
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces would like to thank everyone for joining us in our first ever Casino Night and Barbecue in Palm Beach. It was a very glamorous and fun-filled evening for all.
Palm Beach / Broward Chapter Annual Gala Dinner
Our annual dinner and was attended by 600 guests. Amongst the guests were Sen. and Mrs. Ted Deutch and IDF Dignitaries from the Attache office in Washington, D.C., and FIDF National President Nily Falic and FIDF National Director Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yitzhak Gershon and hundreds of local community leaders who support the mission of the Friends of the IDF...
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Palm Beach / Broward Chapter Executive Board
|Sam Moshe - Co-President
||Dr. Gail Kwal*
|Dr. Steven Katz - Co-President
|Dr. Michael Kalisman
Palm Beach / Broward Chapter Board of Directors
|Rabbi Moishe Denburg
||Pastor Tye Riter
|Dr. Ben Freedman
|Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
||Dr. Robert Rothfield
|Dr. Warren Grossman
||Dr. Dan Rudensky
|Dr. Cory Harow
|Dr. Leon Melnitsky
*Immediate Past Presidents
Sherri Siskin, Executive Director Palm Beach/Broward Region
Dina Ben-Ari, Florida Regional Director