San Francisco Chapter Upcoming Events
UNDER ONE TENT Contra Costa Jewish Book & ARTS Festival
Thursday, December 12, 7:30 PM
Cong. B’nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Filmmaker and former “lone soldier” Ilan Benjamin left Lafayete for Israel where he oined the IDF. Upon completion of his army service, he began studying film at USC. Ilan will read from MASA, his powerful collection of s hort stories chronicling his life in the IDF, and screen two of his short films. General Admission: $7; Students: Free.
For a complete schedule of UNDER ONE TENT and directions: http://www.jfed.org/underonetent/
Middle East Education and Information Council of Rossmoor (MEICOR)
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 4pm
Diablo Room, Hillside, Rossmoor, CA
No Admmission Charge
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Articles & Past Events
San Francisco 2013 Gala
Watch a highlight from the gala dinner of Impact student Victoria Shlomo who shows her appreciation to her sponsors at the 2013 San Francisco Gala Dinner. Read about guest speaker, Lieutenant Anastasia Bagdalov whose skills and bravery saved the lives of many passengers on a bus during a terrorist attack.
The Family Mission to Israel was a chance for families with young adult children connect with Israel's young soldiers. They visited a base in the West Bank, learned about Israel's latest technological advances from pilots at Israeli Air Force Base, and met with residents of a community targeted by Gaza rockets.
On May 31, Friends of the IDF San Francisco Bay Area met with Yisroel Hofrichter, a leader in the effort to integrate the ultra-orthodox into military service. Mr. Hofrichter is the director of Joint Distribution Committee's “New Dawn” program that provides a religiously and culturally appropriate way for the ultra-orthodox of Israel to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
San Francisco Parents of Soldiers Serving in Israel Create Unbreakable Network
San Francisco, CA, May 22, 2013 – A new network for parents who live in the Bay Area and have sons or daughters serving as soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officially launched yesterday, Wednesday, May 22. An inaugural gathering was held by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) at a private home in Atherton.
Coming together over high anxiety: New local support group to unite parents of soldiers in Israel
First thing each morning, Kory Zipperstein checks the news to make sure all is calm in the Middle East. After all, his son, Caleb, serves with the Israel Defense Forces. If hostilities were to break out, Caleb could find himself on the front lines.
Vallejo Jewish temple holds study, movie screening in celebration
Jonathan Bernstein, executive director of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, talks at Congregation B'nai Israel in Vallejo.Read More
Ricki Alon, Silicon Valley businesswoman, nominated to serve on the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National Board
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) nominated Silicon Valley resident and businesswoman, Ricki Alon, who is the Chairperson of the local FIDF San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, to serve on its National Board.Read More
San Francisco 2012 Gala Dinner
Watch highlights from FIDF San Francisco Region’s Gala 2012 dinner. Included in the video are Ilan Benjamin, cousin of Daniel Pearl; Miriam Peretz, mother of two fallen IDF soldiers; and current South African soldier, Emma Meltz. Watch the video
Hundreds Gather to Honor Lone Soldiers
Nearly 300 people gathered on December 9, 2012 in San Francisco to hear first-hand accounts from two of Israel’s lone soldiers and honor their service to the country. Read More
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Hosts IDF Musical Ensemble
This past Israeli Independence Day, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces was fortunate enough to host the IDF Musical Ensemble. The talented group of soldiers, along with Alona, an IMPACT! scholarship student, performed and spoke at a variety of venues from synagogues to Jewish day schools throughout the Bay Area. Read More
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San Francisco Bay Chapter Board of Directors
|Ricki Alon - Chairman
|Robert Hudson – Chair Emeritus
|Jonathan Bernstein - Executive Director