Westchester / CT Past Articles & Events

FIDF Westchester/Connecticut Chapter Celebrates 10 Years of Support for Israel's Soldiers!

Last Thursday, our community celebrated a tremendous milestone as over 200 supporters celebrated Israel's soldiers at the 10th Annual Westchester/Connecitcut Chapter Gala.

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Westchester Day School Welcomes IDF Soldiers!

Westchester Day School welcomed FIDF staff and 3 incredible officers with open arms on Friday, March 15th. We met with students in grades 3-8 and were presented with signs, songs and letters, and spoken to in Hebrew!
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Up Close and Personal with Visiting IDF Officers

When we see the FIDF signs all over the buildings and equipment, it's not just about what's been given, it's a warm feeling that we are appreciated and supported by Jews all over the world."


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Westchester / Connecticut Chapter Updates!

It has been an exciting time at FIDF and we are pleased to update you on our recent events and fundraising progress. The vital partnership between the FIDF Westchester/Connecticut Chapter and the men and women of the IDF is important, now more than ever. With your support, we are proud to have hosted these events as a strong declaration of FIDF programming to support Israel's soldiers.
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FIDF Parent-Child Mission Brings Families Together in Support of Israel’s Soldiers

Preparing to travel to Israel for the first time with her father, Julia Ferranti’s concern was not about the airplane travel, the unknown territory or unfamiliar language.
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Mitzvah Day Brings Cards for IDF Soldiers

On Sunday, February 12th, families at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison took part in a community-wide Mitzvah Day celebration teaching local students  the importance of “Tikun Olam”. As such, the Westchester/Connecticut Chapter of the FIDF was in attendance and offered an area for students to begin a letter writing campaign to IDF soldiers. Read More




The 2011 8th Annual Gala Dinner Raises $500,000 in support for our soldiers!

On Saturday evening, November 19, over 300 members of the Westchester and Connecticut community came together in support of the soldiers of the IDF at the 8th Annual W/CT Chapter Gala Dinner, honoring Rabbi Mark S. Golub.
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Westchester Welcomes Wounded Warriors

This summer, the Westchester/Connecticut Chapter proudly welcomed a unique cadre of six former Israeli soldiers to the community to share their unique and extraordinary stories with us.
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The  2011-2012 $1 million Chapter Campaign is under way!

We are honored to officially announce our next 2-year campaign for the Westchester/Connecticut Chapter! As in past years, we are taking on a combination of projects and programs with the ultimate goal of helping as many IDF soldiers as possible.
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“Boot Camp” Bonds Hold Strong

Two Connecticut participants of FIDF’s Boot Camp Mission recently had the chance to enjoy time with an officer that commanded their trip to the frontlines.
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Westchester/CT Chapter Supports 5 SPIRIT R&R Weeks

Thanks to the Westchester/CT Chapter, five battalions of the IDF were able to spend a luxurious week doing nothing but relaxing and having a good time.
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A Lone Soldier gives back!

Ten years ago, Numa founder JB packed his bags and signed up for military service. He ended up serving as a sniper in a counter-terror unit of the infantry.
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The Westchester/CT Chapter raised $2.5 Million in 2010!

Despite global economic hardships and challenges for Israel, the remarkable efforts of the Westchester and Connecticut communities proved that our love for the IDF soldiers is as strong as ever!
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Kfir Brigade’s new synagogue completed thanks to Westchester/CT Chapter Campaign

As we say goodbye to 2010, we are thrilled to announce the completion of a brand new synagogue for the Kfir Brigade in 2011!
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Community Celebration & Concert in Connecticut

During the Chanukah season, the IDF Musical Ensemble was welcomed by the Fairfield community for a holiday celebration at Temple Sholom in Greenwich. Congregation Agudath Sholom of Stamford co-sponsored the event along with several local Jewish agencies and organizations.
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The IDF Air Force Musical Ensemble performs in Westchester home

This December, the highly talented singers and musicians of the IDF Air Force’s Musical Ensemble were welcomed by supporters of the Westchester community for a concert held at the home of Marc and Dana Jason.
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Celebrating Chanukah with Cards for Our Soldiers!

Families of the Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY celebrated the miracle of lights with a Chanukah Festival on December 5th.  The Westchester/CT Chapter of FIDF was happy to attend and set up a booth to make Chanukah cards for the IDF soldiers.
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The 2010 7th Annual Gala Dinner Raises $400,000 in support for our soldiers!

On November 20th, over 350 members of the Westchester and Connecticut community came together to honor Daniel and Liat Altman & Aram and Shari Rubinson at the 7th Annual W/CT Chapter Gala Dinner.
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The Future Leaders of FIDF: Showing support through their Bat-Mitzvah Projects

Adina Estrin of Westchester and Mira Schildkraut of Connecticut have generously dedicated their Bat-Mitzvah projects to raising funds for FIDF! Recently, they teamed up at the W/CT Chapter 7th Annual Gala Dinner to sell FIDF hats, t-shirts, and other merchandise.
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Two Wounded IDF Soldiers Take a Talking Tour of Connecticut

Recently FIDF of NY Tri-State hosted 6 IDF soldiers for the Wounded Warrior Project. Two of the soldiers, Eran and Ilan, spent time with the Westchester/Connecticut Chapter to speak about their experiences dealing with injuries sustained during their army service.
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W/CT Director Dan Haskell speaks on Israel panel discussion

Young Israel of Scarsdale hosted an exclusive panel discussion sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council and The Jewish Week. The event was attended by 275 members of the Westchester community. Dan Haskell was one of three panelists who shared unique perspectives on the recent events concerning Israel.
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FIDF brings IDF Musical Ensemble to ISEF Gala Dinner

The IDF Musical Ensemble performed at the International Sephardic Education Foundation’s 33rd Anniversary Benefit Dinner at the Plaza Hotel this spring.
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Tzahal Shalom: Bringing our soldiers into our home

The Westchester/Connecticut chapter participates in two unique programs - Tzahal Shalom of Stamford, CT and Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester, NY. For this annual program, FIDF brings 7 IDF combat officers to open their hearts to our communities.
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IDF Musical Ensemble Performs in Greenwich, CT

The IDF Musical Ensemble recently performed at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, CT for the Hebrew School students to enjoy.
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IDF Musical Ensemble Visits a True Tzadik

While touring in NY, the IDF Musical Ensemble had the great privilege to visit Mr. Knud Marstrand Christiansen, a member of the Danish rowing team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, who spent the years of World War II as a member of the Danish resistance. Among his extraordinary acts of bravery, he rowed Jews across the Oresund waterway from occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden.
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