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.

RAFFLE WINNERS

 

1st Prize (Two free airline tickets to Israel), WINNER: Mr. Felipe Grimberg

2nd Prize (Dimodolo Sterling necklace and earrings set), WINNER: Mr. Aviel Abuhav

3rd Prize (Invicta men's watch), WINNER: Mrs. Gladys Mezrahi

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Second Annual Women's Luncheon Greater Miami Chapter
Alan Chamo - Mindhacker
Greater Miami Chapter Gala Save the Date

 

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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

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

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

Executive Director: Dina Ben Ari