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

Development Associate: Marin Schloss


Westchester / CT Chapter Upcoming Events

An Evening with Wounded Israeli Veterans

Tue, 22 Jul, 2014 6:30 PM

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A Call to All Lone Soldier Parents

Sun, 27 Jul, 2014 7:30 PM

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- New York / Tri-State Event Calendar -

Articles & Past Events

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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FIDF Westchester/Connecticut Chapter Celebrates 10 Years of Support for Israel's Soldiers!

Last Thursday, our community celebrated a tremendous milestone as over 200 supporters celebrated Israel's soldiers at the 10th Annual Westchester/Connecitcut Chapter Gala.

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Westchester Day School Welcomes IDF Soldiers!

Westchester Day School welcomed FIDF staff and 3 incredible officers with open arms on Friday, March 15th. We met with students in grades 3-8 and were presented with signs, songs and letters, and spoken to in Hebrew!
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Up Close and Personal with Visiting IDF Officers

When we see the FIDF signs all over the buildings and equipment, it's not just about what's been given, it's a warm feeling that we are appreciated and supported by Jews all over the world."

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Westchester / Connecticut Chapter Updates!

It has been an exciting time at FIDF and we are pleased to update you on our recent events and fundraising progress. The vital partnership between the FIDF Westchester/Connecticut Chapter and the men and women of the IDF is important, now more than ever. With your support, we are proud to have hosted these events as a strong declaration of FIDF programming to support Israel's soldiers.
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FIDF Parent-Child Mission Brings Families Together in Support of Israel’s Soldiers

Preparing to travel to Israel for the first time with her father, Julia Ferranti’s concern was not about the airplane travel, the unknown territory or unfamiliar language.
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Mitzvah Day Brings Cards for IDF Soldiers

On Sunday, February 12th, families at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison took part in a community-wide Mitzvah Day celebration teaching local students  the importance of “Tikun Olam”. As such, the Westchester/Connecticut Chapter of the FIDF was in attendance and offered an area for students to begin a letter writing campaign to IDF soldiers. Read More

The 2011 8th Annual Gala Dinner Raises $500,000 in support for our soldiers!

On Saturday evening, November 19, over 300 members of the Westchester and Connecticut community came together in support of the soldiers of the IDF at the 8th Annual W/CT Chapter Gala Dinner, honoring Rabbi Mark S. Golub.
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"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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