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Articles & Past Events

IDF Naval Ensemble

The Baltimore Chapter of the Friends of the IDF hosted the IDF Naval Ensemble on Tuesday, May 13 at Beth El Congregation. Over 375 people were in attendance and they heard a wonderful concert given by 4 TALENTED Naval Soldiers.


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Local FIDF chapter adopts Israeli naval fleet

Washington Jewish Week

The Washington, D.C., chapter of Friends of the IDF, a national organization dedicated to supporting the well-being of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, recently adopted an Israeli navy fleet through FIDF’s new Adopt a Brigade Program.

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Washington, D.C. Chapter Raised Over $350,000 at its Annual Gala

The Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, held its Annual Gala on May 9th at the Washington Hebrew Congregation Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac, Maryland, where more than 430 prominent lay leaders and supporters from across the Washington, D.C. area attended and showed their support for Israel’s soldiers.

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Over $300,000 Raised at Friends of the IDF Washington Chapter Inaugural Founders’ Dinner

The Washington Chapter raised over $300,000 at the inaugural 2012 Founders’ Dinner that took place on Thursday, May 17, at Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland.
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Washington’s First Event features the IDF Ensemble

On December 13, 2011, FIDF Midatlantic held its first event featuring the IDF Musical Ensemble held at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C.  Rina Ribio and Sarah Avissar were the Co-Chairperson’s who coordinated a beautiful event that was filled with dancing and music.
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Washington Parlor meeting on September 14, 2011

The Midatlantic Region is expanding its outreach to the Washington area. We had our first Parlor meeting on September 14, 2011. Our guest speaker was National Director, Major General (Res.) Yitzhak (Jerry) Gershon who gave a presentation about the IDF.
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Base visit with Washington Group

Members of the Washington area went to Israel and visited a base. It was a memorable experience for all as well as a special opportunity to meet and greet with the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting the State of Israel.
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Washington DC Steering Committee

Bobby Cohen, FIDF Washington, D.C. Chairman Ayelet (Ellie) Lichtash
Dr. Philip Berry, Mid-Atlantic Region’s Director of Development Chen Liebstein
Jeremy Alexander Aimee Avissar Lyani
Lee Alexander Alan Manstof
Marlene Weiss Alexander Cantor Aaron Marcus
Cindy Anapolsky Anna Masica
Sara Avissar Alan Meltzer
Julie Band Larry Miller
Lydia Benaim Philip Nathan
Nira Berry Jacob Pankowski
Philip Berry Richard Pollack
Robert Burman Daniel Ratner
Gil Carpel Dennis Ratner
Sheila Chodorov Carole Rayburn
Lorraine Cohen Rina Rebibo
Margo Cohen Meital Regev
Ken Goldblatt Marni Riffkin
Allison Green Gil Rudolph
Ron Halber Susan Rudolph
Richard Hellman Fred Shapiro
Elaine Hoffman Ami Sheintal
Ike Isaacson Dvora Shwartz
Ceil Klein Eddie Snyder
Connie Krupin Keith Solit
Jay Krupin Jonathan Stahl
Nina Levitt Malka Weitzman
Norman Levy  
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