About the Greater Miami Chapter

The Greater Miami Chapter of the FIDF was founded in 1998 by Paul Kwitni z”l, Miriam Jacobi , Nily Falic, Moshe Bondar, Masza Rok, Malka Kurkin, Tania Friedman, Eva Kokiel, Jack Chester, and Adela Burnstyn. Today we have almost 31,000 supporters who are either snowbirds or hail from Cuba, Columbia, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, or Israel.

Our chapter has funded a wide range of capital projects for Israel’s soldiers, including: the Elias & Sarita Bibliowicz Synagogue, the Braman Family Synagogue, the Isaac and Nieves Olemberg and Family Cultural and Educational Sports Centers, the Braman Family Medical Center, the Falic Family Cultural, Educational & Sports Center for the Givati Brigade, the Florida Cultural Center on the Naval Base in Haifa, the Florida House in Ashkelon, and the Bahad 1 Infirmary.

Providing educational opportunities to soldiers is a major focus for our region. We have sponsored hundreds of IMPACT! students over the years and are currently funding nearly 200. We have also adopted the Golani Brigade and are currently supporting the Yehuda, Shomron, Binyamin, Menashe, Efrayim, and Etzion regional commands, as well as the Lions of Golan, Bislach 17, and the David Sling battalions.

Throughout the year, it is our pleasure to host a variety of events for our community, including parlor meetings, musical ensembles, movie nights, family days, casino nights, pool parties and our Annual Gala, which attracts upwards of 1,000 people and raises up to $3.5 million. We are fortunate to count the following foundations as benefactors of our cause: Robert Russell memorial Foundation, Jack Chester Foundation, Norman and Irma Braman Foundation, Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation, Inc., Olemberg Family Foundation, and the Cherna Moskowitz Foundation.


Congratulations to the winners of our raffle!

First prize (two free airline tickets to Israel): Mr. & Mrs. Roberto Elovic

Second prize  (Dimodolo Sterling Silver and Black Onix Necklace and earring): Ms. Elena Salomon

Third prize (Fine art painting): Mrs. Esta orovitz


UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming events

  • First Women’s Luncheon: December 12th

Featurette
Contact This Chapter
Contact this chapter to learn how you can get involved with FIDF locally.

Executive Committee

Evelyn Katz - President

Oren Kattan**

Gabriel Groisman - Vice president

Dr. Shmuel Katz*

Sam Moshe - Vice president

Nathan Lewinger*

Edith Newman - Vice president

Monica Sasson*

Nily Falic - National Chairman Emeritus*

Dror Zadok*

Oscar Feldenkreis*

Miriam Zadok*

Paula Hertzberg

Uzi Zohar

Board Members

Orly Alexander Esther Fintz Eugene Lebovitz Benny Shabtai
Dr. Ann Ballen Aguilar Marcos Fintz Rosy Lofer Jayne Shapiro
Michael A. Behar*** Evan Glassman** Brad Meier** Jose Tabacinic
Morris Berger Uzi Hardoon Jaime Mittleman** Harry Tempkins
Marcel Calef Tzippy Holand Joel Newman Fiona Welles
Miguel Chocron Meir Izak Michael Newman Nancy Yariv
Pini Dagan Miriam Jacobi Josielewski Ronit Neuman Tzemach Yariv
Rose Dagan Malka Kaduri Dr. Shirley Press Tova Yemin
Ari Deshe Dan Karten** Ahuva Retter Rabbi Ariel Yeshurun
Gil Dezer Sisel Klurman Malcia Rothstein Tova Zohar
Irwin Edelstein Anita Krieger Avi Samuels
Tibor Feldmar Dr. Rachel Lapidot Shoshana Schecter

 

*Past President **YL Past President ***YL President

Executive Director: Dina Ben Ari