Westchester / Connecticut Chapter

The Westchester / Connecticut Chapter has been active for over 10 years and proudly spans between New York’s Westchester County and the state of Connecticut.  Several Westchester/Connecticut supporters comprise past and current FIDF National Board members and show strong leadership to expand support for Israel’s soldiers within the Westchester / Connecticut Region.   The chapter’s dedicated efforts continue to raise over $2.5 million annually for Israel’s soldiers.

Westchester / Connecticut Chapter  | New York, NY

Director of Westchester/Connecticut: Anat Chavkin
anat.chavkin@fidf.org

646-274-9669
Development Associate: Marin Schloss
Marin.Schloss@fidf.org

646-274-9645

Westchester / CT Chapter Upcoming Events


2014 Westchester / Connecticut Annual FundraiserFIDF Westchester Annual Fundraiser


Saturday, October 25, 2014. 8:00PM


At the home of Ellen and Peter Weintraub - Saturday, Oct. 25
Scarsdale, NY

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2014 Westchester / Connecticut Annual FundraiserFIDF Connecticut Annual Fundraiser


Sunday, October 26, 2014. 5:00PM


You are cordially invited to join us in support of Israel’s soldiers for an evening of music featuring the IDF Ensemble,intimate conversation and inspiration.  Hear stories of bravery and strength directly from the soldiers who stood on the frontlines of Operation Protective Edge.

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Articles & Past Events

Westchester_2014Shana Tova. See what's been happening with FIDF's Westchester/CT Chapter


Ron Bolotin, a participant in FIDF's Strides program, joined the extended Levinson Family for Shabbat dinner in early September.  On September 5th, Lieutenant Amir joined the JCC in Harrison for Shabbat services and dinner. The community, who annually hosts an IDF soldier, is very passionate about Israel and FIDF and finds a deep meaning in connecting with young soldiers.

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Westchester_2014Look What's Happening with FIDF in Westchester/Connecticut



It's hard to believe summer is almost over.  We have been busy. You have been busy - Israel and the brave soldiers have been the concern of so many this summer. Your love and support of the soldiers warmed our hearts, the hearts of the soldiers, and their families. We can't thank you enough.

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Wounded_Soldiers_2014Israeli Mentality/Koach: Three Wounded IDF Soldiers Overcome Injury


Upon David Peretz’s arrival at Rambam Hospital, the attending physician circled the hallway and then asked David: “How well do you think I am walking?” Surprised at the question, David answered “fine” from his gurney.

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Two Words: Thank You


Thank you to the thousands of donors who have kept the IDF soldiers in their prayers and who have been long time supporters of Friends of the IDF

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3 Words: Am Israel Chai

Thank you for joining us on Tuesday evening.  The event was a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together in support of Israel's brave soldiers and to learn more about Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).

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Lone Soldier Families from Our Community: Commitment, Pride, Reward

Having a child serve in the Israel Defense Forces is a source of both pride and concern for Israeli parents. And while such sentiments parallel for the numerous families of soldiers in our Westchester/Connecticut community, the volunteer nature of the service and the distance from home add an additional texture to this life changing experience.

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Cellist Elad Kabilio Delights at Private Westchester Concert!

On Thursday, May 8th a group of Westchester/CT friends gathered at the home of Ilissa and Paul Warhit for a special private concert by acclaimed cellist Elad Kabilio. The performance was donated by Kabilio as part of the raffle from the 2013 Westchester/Connecticut Gala.

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Coffee and Conversation: NYC Breakfast with IDF Soldiers!

Rather than a bagel and coffee on the run, a group of NYC supporters sat down with IDF soldiers over breakfast on May 2. The event, title “The Many Faces of the Israel Defense Forces:

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Testimonials


"The brave young men and women of the IDF protect not only the State of Israel but Jews worldwide. It is of utmost importance that we support their needs. They will never ask but they greatly appreciate everything we do for them to make their lives a little easier. It is a tremendous feeling knowing we do all we do for them. Get involved – you will forever feel the satisfaction!”

- Jeffrey Markowitz, of Westchester, NY


"By helping to initiate and build the Westchester/CT chapter of the FIDF I have been able to share in the exhilarating experience of supporting the young men and women of the IDF who sacrifice and fight for Medinat Yisrael and make the Jewish State a reality....We have had a chance to put a human face on the IDF and Israel as we work here, in the U.S., for our dream: Medinat Yisrael, in peace and prosperity, a beacon of light to the world.”

- Phillip Jacobs, of Westchester/CT chapter

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