Arizona Chapter

The FIDF Arizona Chapter was officially opened in January 2012. For over 25 years, hundreds of FIDF supporters from the Arizona community have been contributing to the wellbeing of IDF soldiers through FIDF programs and projects

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Arizona Chapter | 1430 Broadway Suite 1301 | New York, NY 10018 | 888-318-3433 |

Arizona Chapter Upcoming Events

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In The News

There is a photo of our donor at a base visit (Stuart Lazar- 5th photo)

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
June 13, 2013

Holocaust to Independence’

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
June 13, 2013

Soldier for Israel’s ‘big family’

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
June 14, 2013

Supporting soldiers
November 4, 2012

Friends of IDF marks 30 years with Poland-Israel trip
June 26, 2012

Friends of IDF Arizona Chapter host Israeli expert in Arab affairs

Paradise Valley Indpendant
June 6, 2012

IDF medic talks about army life
March 30, 2012

Friends of the IDF starts Arizona chapter
Jan 13, 2012

Friends of the IDF
Dec 30, 2011

IDF soldiers to perform in Scottsdale
Nov 18, 2011

My unorthodox education
May 27, 2011

Articles & Past Events

FIDF receives gift from AEPi

George Weisz, a member of the new Arizona Leadership Council of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), fifth from left, accepts a check for $25,000 on behalf of FIDF from the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity at the fraternity’s 99th anniversary National Convention, held Aug. 8-12 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Read More.

Arizona’s FIDF supporters visit IDF Base during their Birthright trip to Israel

Arizona’s FIDF supporters Adam Fishman, Andrew Laufer, Britny Golding & Marni Mendelsohn visit IDF Base Ephraim Regional Brigade, Lavi Battalion June 2012, during their Birthright trip to Israel.

Coming Full Circle

Children of survivors visit Poland, Israel 

Staff Writer | Jewish News of Greater Phoenix Online |

All four of Nathan and Judy Laufer's parents are Holocaust survivors, but until last month, the couple had never seen a concentration camp. Read More

Friends of the IDF Arizona Chapter Hosted Avi Issacharoff, Israeli Expert in Arab Affairs

Over 100 prominent lay leaders and supporters from across the Greater Phoenix community attended an Israel briefing event with special guest speaker Avi Issacharoff, Palestinian and Arab Affairs Correspondent for Har’aretz Daily Newspaper.
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Arizona Chapter's First Event: An IDF Musical Ensemble

In December 2011, Laurie Schwartz and Jay Bycer, two dedicated FIDF supporters, collaborated to host an amazing community event featuring the IDF Musical Ensemble at Congregation Beth Israel. With over 500 people in attendance, this concert ended up being one of the largest IDF Ensemble events in FIDF history!
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Arizona Leadership Council

Judy Laufer, Chair
Ken Seidberg, Co-Vice Chair
George Weisz, Co-Vice Chair
Sue Adatto
Jay Bycer
Renee K. Fox
Rabbi Barton Lee
Lori Miller
Laurie Schwartz
Michael Schwartz
Shari Finkelstein
Jaime L. Stern
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