Broward / Palm Beach Past Articles & Events
Palm Beach/Broward 2017 Solidarity Gala Dinner Recap
Nearly 650 members of the Boca Raton community gathered on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Palm Beach/Broward Annual Solidarity Gala Dinner, which raised over $1.5 million to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Read more.
Shabbat Kidush at Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach
Congregation members gathered for a special FIDF Shabbat service which featured First Sergeant Daniel Fishelovich of the Golani 51 brigade.
Soldiers of the IDF Musical Ensemble
A Memorable performance honoring Israel's soldiers.
FIDF & Beth Ami Congregation
A Special Program
on the Middle East
with Avi Melamed
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The FIDF Florida Region would like to congratulate our 2014 Raffle winners
The FIDF Florida Region would like to congratulate our 2014 Raffle winners as well as thank all those who participated in this year’s raffle. The lucky winning tickets were drawn by FIDF board member Malcia Rothstein on September 23rd. First place, and the winners of two round trip airline tickets to Israel, were Jeff & Debbie Katz from Aventura, Florida. Second place went to Martin Fuchsman from Boca Raton, who won a high valued art piece by Melanie Taylor Kent, and Jill Kurzer from Miami who won third place, a beautiful Kreiger watch
FIDF Shabbat L' Chayal
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Boca Jewish Center-Shaaray Tefilla
We recently had a Shabbat L' Chayal honoring our brave soldiers with IDF combat soldier, Pinchas, a living symbol of Zionism and determination.
Lone Soldier Visits Home:
Yoel, who made aliyah t oserve as a Lone Soldier in the IDF, Gave a special presentation at Congregation B'nai Israel to the 10th grade confirmation class taught by Dorothy Herman
IDF VISITING OFFICER FROM OKETZ TO PALM BEACH/BROWARD REGION:
We recently had the opportunity to host a commanding officer from the Oketz Special Forces Canine Unit in our Palm Beach/Broward Region. The Oketz Special Forces is Counter Terrorism combat unit and works with all other combat forces on specific security missions and tasks throughout the State of Israel.
FIDF Shabbat L'Chayal
Sat, 13 Apr, 2013 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boca Raton Synagogue 7900 N. Montoya Circle Boca Raton
Memorial Day Service
Mon, 15 Apr, 2013 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Congregation Kol Tikvah 6750 University Drive, Parkland. at the Sanctuary
Visiting IDF Lone Soldier To Receive Presidential Award of Excellence
IDF Lone Soldier, Cpl. Rebecca Garner, 22, who made Aliyah to Israel from Montreal to serve in the Israel Defense Forces in 2010, spoke at a Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Friday Night Shabbat at Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach on March 1, with over 120 people in attendance.
Palm Beach/Broward Region 2013 Solidarity Gala
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Palm Beach/Broward Region 2013 Solidarity Gala, which generated over $1.4 million for the wellbeing of IDF soldiers, took place last Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Boca West Country Club.
Sgt. Maor Blank inspires hundreds of supporters across the Palm Beach/Broward area
Sgt. Maor Blank, 22 is a Lone Soldier in the IDF’s Engineering Battalion 603. He spent a week with us in March speaking with hundreds of FIDF supporters and potential supporters– telling us his fascinating story in the local schools, synagogues and private homes in the Palm Beach/Broward area.
2012 Off To A Great Success - $1.3 million Raised at Annual Gala
At the Annual Gala Dinner of the Friends of the IDF on Sunday evening, January 8, 2012, 420 people from the community gathered to salute the brave young men and women of the Israel Defense Forces.
Palm Beach / Broward Chapter holds their first
We held our very first FunRun, a walk-a-thon with a ‘twist’, with the Donna Klein Jewish Academy and Hillel Day School students on Sunday, November 6th.
6th Annual Golf Tournament with Maj. Meny Braunstein
We were honored to host Maj. Meny Braunstein of the Combat Engineering Corp at our 6th annual Golf Tournament on Monday, October 24th.
A lone soldier visits home
Recently our office had a surprise visitor by a Lone Soldier in the IDF spending time with her family in Florida. She volunteered to speak to high school students in the community about the importance of making aliyah and serving in the IDF.
M’Dor L’Dor- From Generation to Generation
Kurt Weiss, the grandfather of Board Members Ilanit and Amit Tirosh visited our office this month. He recently moved from West Palm Beach to Boca Raton following the passing of his wife Esther, a”h. Kurt had been very active in his community in West Palm Beach and served as President of B’nai Brith and Century Village West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach / Broward Chapter 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.
Palm Beach / Broward Chapter Annual Gala Dinner
Our annual dinner and was attended by 600 guests. Amongst the guests were Sen. and Mrs. Ted Deutch and IDF Dignitaries from the Attache office in Washington, D.C., and FIDF National President Nily Falic and FIDF National Director Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yitzhak Gershon and hundreds of local community leaders who support the mission of the Friends of the IDF...
Mission to Israel 2010
Our Mission began in Jerusalem on Friday, Nov. 4th at Shabbat dinner hosted by FIDF National President Nily and Fima Falic at the David Citadel which followed a tour of the Old City and Ir David (the City of David).
New Young Leadership Initiative
On November 16th, 2010 was the first event to launch off the initiative to create a branch of the FIDF Young Leadership board in Palm Beach County
Visit by Member of Knesset Shaul Mofaz
Daniel Abraham and FIDF National President Nily Falic hosted Palm Beach supporters of the Friends of the IDF at a beautiful reception welcoming the New Year.
Major celebration for the Givati by recognizing the best of the best of each unit. This full day of events culminated with the IDF Ensemble performance. It was attended by the IDF Chief of Staff as well as the Southern Commander and Defense Minister. This day was dedicated by Suzanne & Joseph Michaan of Palm Beach.
During our November 2010 Mission we will dedicate the Taubman Recreational Facility at Beit Lid Paratroopers Base.
To sign-up for the mission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In November 2006 we dedicated the Recreational Facility at Ashdod, a multipurpose building consisting of an Auditorium, inspirational Memorial room, Gymnasium, Synagogue, and Library/Computer Room.
The Martin B. Seretean Recreational and Educational Center in Ketziot was dedicated in November 2006. It includes a Computer Room, Music and TV Room, and Auditorium.
We have more than 65 scholarships sponsored annually by our generous donors. This vital project connects socio-economically disadvantaged IDF combat soldiers with donors all over America in a unique program designed to ensure that the next generation of Israelis a successful future. Our goal is to provide at least 100 scholarships by the end of 2010.
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