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Articles & Past Events
IDF Orchestra Celebrates Purim with a Concert in Long Island!
FIDF Long Island Chapter, along with Temple Israel of Great Neck, hosted the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Orchestra on Sunday, March 9, for a special concert at Temple Israel of Great Neck in Great Neck, NY. The event, which brought together over 300 supporters of Israel, aimed to honor the brave IDF soldiers for their service and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Read More
Long Island Boy Uses His Sneakers to Support Israel’s Soldiers!
After the sneaker convention (Jared was the youngest vendor), Jared came to us and asked whether he could donate the proceeds of sneakers he was unable to sell at the convention to the FIDF.
Long Island BBYO Convention Welcomes Corporal Noam Sohn
On Friday December 6, Corporal Noam Sohn, a lone soldier from Rye Brook, NY appeared at the annual convention for the Long Island Chapter of the Bnai Brit Youth Organization (BBYO), held at the Hudson Valley Resort around two hours North of Manhattan.
Long Island Students Meet Lone Soldiers & Bring Mitzvah Project to Life!
On Thursday, December 5, two Lone Soldiers visited Solomon Schechter Elementary School upon the invitation of 7th grader Tali Schor. In preparation for her upcoming Bat MItvah, Tali’s passion for FIDF led her to organize a readathon to spread awareness and to raise funds for FIDF’s Lone Soldier program.
Temple Israel of Great Neck Gets Up Close & Personal with Iron Dome Combat Officer!
On Sunday, November 24, the Men’s Club at Temple Israel of Great Neck had the exclusive opportunity to experience IDF combat life firsthand, when Lt. Nitzan Elimelech came to speak.
Friends of the IDF held a Chanukah candle-lighting with IDF soldiers serving in Combat Engineering Battalion 603
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers from Combat Engineering Battalion 603 gathered on December 2, 2013, together with representatives of Friends of the IDF (FIDF), to light the sixth candle of Chanukah and enjoy some traditional Chanukah donuts.
$1 million raised at the FIDF Long Island Chapter's 8th Annual IDF Appreciation Evening in support of Israel's soldiers!
On November 14, over 450 prominent lay leaders and FIDF supporters from across Long Island attended the Long Island Chapter's 8th Annual IDF Appreciation Evening at Fresh Meadow Country Club in support of Israel's soldiers. Thank you to each and every supporter who helped contribute to this unbelievable success!
The Long Island Teen Leadership of the Friends of the IDF
Founded in October 2009 by Arielle Kraus and Alexa Bakhash, the teenaged daughters of FIDF supporters, the group has quickly grown.
$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.
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.
Five Towns and Greater South Shore Inaugural Community Event raises over $300,000 in support of Israel’s soldiers!
On May 23rd, 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 Inaugural Community Event. Read More
Shabbat and Stories from the Frontlines
On Friday, November 4, 2011, FIDF teamed up with Kehillath Shalom of Cold Spring Harbor for a beautiful Shabbat dinner at the synagogue. We were privileged to hear from two visiting guest speakers, Captain Nati and Captain Ofri from the IDF, who shared their backgrounds and experiences serving in defense of the Jewish Homeland.
Long Island raises more than $650,000 at local Gala
On Tuesday evening, September 20, Friends of the IDF supporters gathered together at the Long Island Chapter’s 6th Annual IDF Appreciation Evening. Nearly 500 people attended the gala event, held at the Fresh Meadows Country Club in Lake Success, to show their support for the soldiers of the IDF.
Long Island Chapter Executive Committee
|Moris & Lana Bakhash
||Harvey & Freddi Kadden
|Edeed & Lidia Ben-Josef
|Ronny & Merav Ben-Josef
||Robert & Ravit Kraus
|Fred & Oshri Endzweig
||Marc & Amy Puntus
||Martin & Ellen Rosenman
|Howard & Rachel Hershenhorn