Articles & Past Events
$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.
Friends of the IDF held a Chanukah candle-lighting with IDF combat soldiers serving in the Givati Brigade
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) combat soldiers from the Givati Brigade gathered on December 1, 2013, together with representatives of Friends of the IDF (FIDF), to light the fifth candle of Chanukah and enjoy some traditional Chanukah donuts. Among the participants was Sergeant Natan Stienberg, a Lone Soldier from Monsey, New York, who moved to Israel to join the IDF and become a combat soldier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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