NY / Tri-State Past Articles & Events

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. 

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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.

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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.


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$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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$20 Million raised at the Gala Dinner for the wellbeing of IDF soldiers

More than 1,400 prominent business and philanthropic leaders from across the country gathered at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel for the FIDF National NY Gala Dinner, demonstrating their love and support for the soldiers of Israel and FIDF and raising $20 million. National Chairman Emeritus Arthur Stark served as the Gala Chairman, and author and nationally syndicated radio host Dr. Monica Crowley served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

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Young Leadership Hosts Intimate Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Asher Aud and An Active Duty IDF Officer!

On September 11th 2013, Friends of the IDF New York Young Leadership, Michael Frank, Jack Kliger, and David Pinto, along with the associates of the Museum of Jewish Heritage hosted an intimate conversation with Holocaust survivor Asher Aud and two active duty IDF Officers.

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Young Leadership’s 10th Annual Mission to Israel!

On June 29th, a group of close to 30 Young Professionals from all over the United States embarked on the 2013 Young Leadership Mission to Israel co-chaired by Ali Faivus and Brian Mermelshtein. Throughout the week, the group toured the country from north to south and visited the soldiers who stand guard to protect Israel.

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Skeet And Meat

In June, the New Jersey chapter of Friends of the IDF hosted Skeet and Meat, a trap and skeet instruction shooting event co-hosted by the Golani Rifle Club. Below, New Jersey supporter Gideon Drucker, shares his experience about the exciting event and the connection to Israel’s soldiers.


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Tri-State Delegates from FIDF’s “From Holocaust to Independence” Mission Reunite in NYC!


Nearly two months following their powerful experience visiting Poland and Israel alongside active duty IDF soldiers on FIDF’s From Holocaust to Independence mission, delegates from the Tri-State region gathered on Tuesday, June 18th for a reunion.


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FIDF NY Real Estate 2013 Rooftop Event!


On Wednesday night, June 5th, 150 New York Real Estate young professionals gathered on the rooftop of 75 Wall Street for a night of networking and discussion.


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$300,000 raised at the Five Towns and Greater South Shore 2nd Annual Community Event in support of Israel's soldiers!

On May 22nd, prominent lay leaders and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the Long Island area attended the Five Towns and Greater South Shore Second Annual Community Event.

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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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FIDF Raises 27 Million at 2013 National NY Gala Dinner!

Chairing the evening was Arthur Stark, FIDF Chairman Emeritus, while nationally syndicated radio host, Dr. Monica Crowley, served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.


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Russian Community Welcomes IDF Soldier!

Members of the Russian Jewish Community gathered at the home of Anna and Mark Lazar in Leonia, NJ on January 20th for a wonderful brunch, raising awareness about FIDF within the community. Anna Lazar, a member of our Russian Community Committee, gathered over 20 families to join the event, bringing together a large sector of the Russian community to learn about FIDF for the first time.
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Over $1 million raised at FIDF NJ Chapter’s 8th Annual IDF Tribute Dinner

Over $1 million was raised at the New Jersey Chapter’s 8th Annual IDF Tribute Dinner that took place on Saturday, December 15th at the Sheraton Meadowland Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ. More than 350 prominent lay leaders and FIDF supporters from across New Jersey attended the Annual Dinner themed “Generations of Service, Generations of Giving, Generations of Lone Soldiers”.
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Over $850,000 raised at Friends of the IDF Long Island Gala in support of Israel’s soldiers!

Over $850,000 was raised at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Long Island Chapter’s 7th Annual IDF Appreciation Evening on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
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Over $250,000 raised at First Annual FIDF NY Real Estate Division Golf Outing 

Over $250,000 was raised in a golf outing put on by the FIDF NY Real Estate Division that took place on Monday, September 10, 2012, where 200 of New York’s most prestigious real estate professionals came together.
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Parlor Meeting with the Tri-State Region’s Jewish-Russian Community

Prominent members of the Tri-State Russian community came together on September 6 for an inspirational evening of cocktails and conversation in support of Israel’s soldiers.
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Tri-State Region Brings IDF Veterans for Wounded Warrior’s Soldier Ride

Friends of the IDF supporters gathered at Fox News headquarters Thursday morning, July 19, to cheer on three wounded IDF veterans as they kicked off a three-day cycling event with the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride.
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FIDF Tri-State Region Expands Outreach with Inaugural Parlor Meeting in Rockland County! 

FIDF Tri-State Region is excited to expand outreach to an enthused group of supporters in Rockland County, NY.  As such, an introductory parlor meeting was held on July 17 at the home of Shira and Eric Lewis in New City, New York. 
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Yankees’ fans raised over $100,000 at FIDF event at Yankee Stadium

On Monday, July 16, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), together with Mindy and Randy Levine, President of the NY Yankees, hosted a fundraising event at their private suite in Yankee Stadium in support of Israel’s soldiers.
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FIDF Hosts Private Film Screening of FOLLOW ME: The Yoni Netanyahu Story on 36th Anniversary of Entebbe Raid

Over 120 friends and supporters joined FIDF at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on June 27 for a private screening of the powerful film, FOLLOW ME: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
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Tri-State Region Supporters Join FIDF 30th Anniversary Delegation Trip to Poland and Israel

Over 100 prominent FIDF lay leaders and supporters from all over the US, Canada and Panama, including 30 from the Tri-State Region, joined with 50 IDF soldiers and officers as they embarked on an impassioned 12-day excursion to Poland and Israel.
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FIDF NY Real Estate Division Rooftop Reception brings together Real Estate Young Professionals and Industry Leaders in support of Israel’s Soldiers

FIDF NY Real Estate Division Rooftop Reception brings together Real Estate Young Professionals and Industry Leaders in support of Israel’s Soldiers.
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FIDF raises $26 Million at National NY Gala Dinner

$26 million was raised Tuesday evening, March 13, when over 1,300 prominent business and philanthropic leaders from across the country gathered at the historic Waldorf=Astoria Hotel for Friends of the IDF (FIDF) National NY Gala Dinner, demonstrating their love and support for the soldiers of Israel.
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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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Young Leadership Meets High Ranking Israeli National Security Delegation

Members of the Tri-State Young Leadership community were invited to join an exclusive briefing with a high ranking Israeli National Security Delegation on Monday, February 27th. Read More





FIDF Mourns the Passing of Knud Christensen

As a spirited young man with dreams of athletic stardom, Knud Christensen was hopeful his impressive aptitude would generate a metal on behalf of his Danish rowing team at the 1946 Berlin Olympics. Instead, it exposed him to the cruelty of Nazi Germany and the Hitler’s powerful regime before the war had begun.
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FIDF Tri-State Region hosts 2nd annual Family Fun Day

On Sunday, September 18, young families enjoyed a festive “Sunday Family Fun Day” sponsored by Friends of the IDF New York Tri State Region and co-chaired by Zoya Raines Friedman and Naftali Robert Friedman.
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Wounded soldiers meet with FIDF Tri-State Regions’ top supporters at FIDF appreciation evening

Ruth and Fred Schwalbe, longtime FIDF supporters, hosted a VIP Appreciation cocktail party on Monday, July 18 at their Upper East Side apartment for some of FIDF’s closest and oldest friends.
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Tri-State Welcomes Wounded Warriors

Friends of the IDF supporters gathered at Fox News headquarters Thursday morning, July 21, to cheer on six wounded IDF veterans as they kicked off a three-day cycling event with the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride. Read More





FIDF's Inaugural Women's Mission to Israel

This past April, FIDF inaugurated its first-ever Women’s Mission to Israel. Led by New Jersey Chapter Director Margo Katz, women from across the U.S. traveled around Israel for a first-class, fun-filled and invigorating experience highlighting and honoring the women who are shaping the IDF and Israel. Read More




IDF Soldiers Take on the Big Apple!

For one jam-packed week in March, 26 officers and soldiers who serve in IDF combat units had the chance to leave the stress of daily army life behind and enjoy a whirlwind of experiences in New York City. Read More




Almost $23.5 Million Raised at National NY Gala Dinner!

The energy and excitement in the air was infectious as almost $23.5 million was raised Tuesday night, March 22, when close to 1,500 notable business and philanthropic leaders gathered at the historic Waldorf=Astoria Hotel for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National NY Gala Dinner, demonstrating their love and support for the soldiers of Israel. Read More


Palm Beach Casino and BBQ Night

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces would like to thank everyone for joining us in our first ever Casino Night and Barbecue in Palm Beach. It was a very glamorous and fun-filled evening for all. 
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5TH Annual Real Estate Reception Raises nearly half a million dollars!

On November 16th, 2010 more than 600 guests filled Gotham Hall in NYC in support of the soldiers of the IDF. The emotional night raised nearly $500,000 to be used in the construction of four wellbeing centers for the Ga'ash Armor Division in the Golan Heights.  Read More


A Summer to Remember

This past summer, Friends of the IDF Tri-State hosted 15 children from  Israel as part of the LEGACY Bar/Bat Mitzvah summer program. These children have suffered the loss of parents or siblings killed while serving their country; what should be a joyful milestone in their lives is marred by the absence of a beloved family member.
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Friends of the IDF New York Tri-State Region Joins Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride

The New York leg of Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride kicked off on Thursday, July 22nd. It lasted until Saturday, July 24th, and went from Macy’s in Herald Square in downtown Manhattan, to the Hamptons. More than forty wounded soldiers from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan participated in the ride
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Lone Soldiers’ Families Gather to Share and Support

On Sunday, June 6th, FIDF Tri-State held our inaugural event for the families of lone soldiers
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20 Million Dollars Raised at FIDF 2010 National NY Gala Dinner

Over 1,400 business and philanthropic leaders from across the United States gathered at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel on March 9th for the annual National NY Gala to salute and demonstrate their solidarity for the soldiers of Israel. CLICK HERE to purchase pictures from the FIDF National Gala
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New York Tri-State Region Supports over 467 IMPACT! Scholarships to formerly released combat soldiers

Through the gift of education, our supporters are making a direct IMPACT! on the lives of our soldiers by laying the foundation for these young men and women to have a successful future.
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Friends of the IDF LEGACY Program – An Unforgettable Summer

The special occasion of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah symbolizes a milestone in a child’s life. But for the Legacy children who have suffered the loss of a family member killed while serving their country, this celebration marks a bittersweet moment in each child’s life.
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New York Tri-State Region Mitzvah Program

The FIDF New York Tri-State Region has been promoting a new initiative, enabling children of all ages to contribute to the wellbeing of our IDF soldiers by dedicating their Mitzvah Project to an FIDF program or project. Many children choose to take a Mitzvah Project for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah; however the Mitzvah program is suitable for any age.
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New York Tri-State Region brings together Families of Lone Soldiers

Sending a child abroad is never an easy task, especially when they leave the comfort of their homes and families to travel to Israel and enlist in the IDF as proud soldiers. These brave young men and women face an uncertain future in a country often far from home, but are united in their love of Eretz Yisrael and in the mission of the IDF.
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“Art on the frontlines"

Upon receiving a call from Craig Dershowitz, founder of Artists 4 Israel, asking if he could bring a group of artists to visit soldiers in Gaza and paint their barracks, we decided to go through with it despite our hesitation.
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