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.

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Palm Beach / Broward Chapter | Boca Raton, FL | 561-483-2771 | boca@FIDF.org

Upcoming Events



Palm Beach Broward 2015 Solidarity Dinner Gala2015 Solidarity Gala Dinner

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Recent Events


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.
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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

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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.

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FIDF Shabbat L'Chayal

Sat, 13 Apr, 2013 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boca Raton Synagogue 7900 N. Montoya Circle Boca Raton

 

 

 


Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut Service

Tue, 16 Apr, 2013 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence day

 

 

 


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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Palm Beach / Broward Chapter holds their first
"FunRun" event

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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 Richard Kwal*
Glen Golish Peter Levine
Dr. Michael Kalisman Jerry Mizel

Palm Beach / Broward Chapter Board of Directors

 
Rabbi Moishe Denburg Richard Ravin
Simcha Firestone Pastor Tye Riter
Dr. Ben Freedman Matt Roseberg
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg Dr. Robert Rothfield
Dr. Warren Grossman Dr. Dan Rudensky
Robert Hammer Tom Segal
Dr. Cory Harow Amit Tirosh
Paula Hertzberg Ilanit Tirosh
Adam Holzhauer Elissa Vessal
Alissa Maizes Sophie Vlessing
Dr. Leon Melnitsky Randolph Wolpert
Wendy Pressner Tamar Zimet
  Nathan Zucker

*Immediate Past Presidents


Sherri Siskin, Executive Director Palm Beach/Broward Region
Dina Ben-Ari, Florida Regional Director

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Testimonials


"As a former IDF officer, I understand the desperate need for soldiers in the field for community support. FIDF is doing a fantastic job in supporting Israeli soldiers in their various needs."

- Victor Kevehazi

"To support those who provide our front line of defense and to let them know how much they are valued and appreciated..."

- The Litowitz Family Foundation

"Because it is my honor and duty to support the first Jewish army in 2000 years"

- Warren Grossman

"What more important cause can we support than the brave IDF Soldiers who are asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country and for us?"

- Richard & Gail Kwal

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