Young Leadership Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey

The Young Leaders of the FIDF PA/SNJ Chapter support their counterparts, the brave young men and women in the IDF.  They are young professionals from the region who promote the FIDF mission of helping the IDF soldiers, rally support among their peers, host fun-raisers, and motivate the younger generation to forge meaningful connections with the soldiers.  The Young Leaders meet soldiers, hear their stories and learn how FIDF has impacted their lives. 

Past events have included a Purim Comedy Hour, Shabbat Dinners, Wine Tasting, Movie Night and a Hanukkah Sufaniyot Making.

Stay tuned for Upcoming Events on this page and further details about the Annual FIDF Young Leadership Mission to Israel that offers experiences from the inside with unparalleled access to IDF bases, soldiers and officials.  

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PA/SNJ Young Leadership Upcoming Events

PA/SNJ Young Leadership Past Events

Annual Purim Telethon 2017

On Sunday, February 26, members of the FIDF PA/SNJ Young Leadership volunteered for the FIDF Annual Purim Telethon. The Telethon is an initiative started by the Young Leadership Division four years ago to raise funds to send Mishloach Manot ("gift baskets") to Israeli soldiers serving during Purim. This year, with a combination of phone calls and a prolific text-a-thon, the Young Leaders raised enough money to send Mishloach Manot to over three battalions serving during one of the happiest holidays on the Jewish calendar. This is a record high, as well as a record high with respect to the number of younger donors.


FIDF Exclusive Evening with Michael Solomonov

FIDF Young Leaders spent an intimate evening at Dizengoff with acclaimed Israeli chef and restauranteur Michael Solomonv. They heard Michael speak about his Israeli heritage and how it informs his cooking at renowned restaurants Zahav, Dizengoff, Federal Donuts and Abe Fisher.


FIDF Purim Celebration

The FIDF Pennsylvania/Southern NJ Chapter celebrated Purim with a sold out event in downtown Philadelphia.  The Young Leaders of the Chapter hosted a Comedy Night with three comics who provided lots of laughs.  The event helped bring the Young Leaders closer to their goal of adopting a lone soldier by Pesach.

Pictured (l to r), Ilana Refaeli, Lt Commander and Israeli Navy Liaison Officer Eli Frenkin, Emcee Steve Miller, outgoing President of FIDF PA/SNJ Young Leadership Cary Davis, and Young Leadership Board Secretary Melanie Forman


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