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$24 Million Raised for Israel’s Soldiers at FIDF’s National Gala
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) annual National Gala in New York tonight raised over $24 Million, as more than 1,200 prominent business and philanthropic leaders from across the country gathered at New York’s historic Waldorf Astoria to demonstrate their love and support for Israel’s soldiers and FIDF.
$600,000 raised at NJ’s 10th Annual IDF Tribute Dinner
The former head of Israel’s Navy, Lone Soldiers from New Jersey, and former and active-duty IDF soldiers joined over 340 prominent lay leaders and FIDF supporters from across the Garden State for the New Jersey Chapter’s 10th Annual Gala. Held on Saturday, November 8th at the Hilton Secaucus Meadowlands in East Rutherford, the evening raised $600,000 for wellbeing programs supporting the men and women of the IDF.
An Inspirational Evening at the FIDF Annual Community Event in Westchester
This Saturday, over 130 community members gathered together at the home of Mrs. Ellen and Rabbi Peter Weintraub in celebration and in support of Israel's soldiers at the FIDF Annual Community Event in Westchester. The evening, themed "One Big Event...One Intimate Setting" was filled with poignant remarks, emotional moments and overwhelming passion for Israel's soldiers.
An Evening of Celebration at the FIDF Annual Community Event in Connecticut
Yesterday, over 130 community members gathered in celebration and support of Israel's soldiers at the first FIDF Annual Community Event in Connecticut. The evening, held at the Stamford Marriott Hotel, was filled with poignant remarks, emotional moments and overwhelming passion for Israel's soldiers.
$1.4 million raised at the FIDF Long Island Chapter's 9th Annual IDF Appreciation Evening in support of Israel's soldiers!
On Tuesday, October 21, over 600 prominent lay leaders and FIDF supporters attended the Long Island Chapter's 9th Annual IDF Appreciation Evening at Fresh Meadow Country Club in support of Israel's soldiers.
A Hole in One at FIDF NY Real Estate Division's 3rd Annual Golf Outing
Thank you to the over 200 supporters who joined the 2014 FIDF NY Real Estate Golf Outing! The event was a true "hole-in-one" for Israel's soldiers, as the tremendous show of support from our real estate community was unparalleled. Because of their dedication, we raised over $400,000 for the brave men and women of the IDF.
Long Island Barbeques in Support of Israel’s Soldiers
On Wednesday, July 23, supporters from the FIDF Long Island Chapter gathered together at the home of Ravit and Robert Kraus for a barbeque in support of Israel’s soldiers.
FIDF at the Celebrate Israel Day Parade!
Friends of the IDF gathered on Sunday June 1st to show their support for Israel and the Israel Defense Forces by marching in the 2014 Celebrate Israel Day Parade, the single largest communal gathering in the world in support of Israel.
Five Towns and Greater South Shore 3rd Annual Community Event
More than 500 prominent supporters from across the Five Towns and Greater South Shore area gathered for their Third Annual Community Event in Cedarhurst at the Sephardic Temple on May 28.
$230,000 Raised for Israel’s Soldiers at Annual FIDF NY Real Estate Division Gala
Many of New York’s most prestigious real estate professionals gathered for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) New York Real Estate Division Gala last night, contributing $230,000 for the wellbeing and educational programs for the men and women of the IDF.
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National Board Members from the Tri–State Region
- Arthur Stark - Chairman
- Marvin Josephson - Chairmen Emeritus
- Stephen Wayne Rubin, Esq - Legal Counsel
- Harvey Axelrod
- Gary Balter
- Sammy Bar-Or
- Ronny Ben-Josef
- Tony Felzen
- Harry Gross
- Marc Jason
- Jerry Kaplan
- Jared Kushner
- Melinda Lowell Paltrow
- Peter Reisman
- Lloyd Sokoloff
- Rabbi Peter Weintraub
- Shahram Yaghoubzadeh
- Ofer Yardeni
Tri–State Region Professional Staff
- Olivia Lichaa - Associate Director, Tri-State Region
- Liron Kreitman- Director, Long Island Chapter
- Anat Chavkin - Director, Westchester/Connecticut
- Howard Gases - Director, New Jersey
- Dan Haskell -Director, National Young Leadership
- Carly Billig - Development Associate
- Deborah Sason - Development Assistant
- Alexandra Picheny - Development Associate
- Arielle Kramer - Development Assistant
- Lauren Rabner - Associate for Community Engagement
- Orly Vignet - Administrator, Data Records