Michigan Chapter

About the Michigan Chapter

The Michigan Chapter was founded in 1996 by Norman Pappas, Hannan Lis and Ann Newman. Through the very generous support of the William and Audrey Farber Foundation, as well as countless individuals, our Chapter supports FIDF’s full scope of projects with a special emphasis on educational programs both through Formal Education and IMPACT! scholarships.

Our Annual Gala Dinner attracts over 700 attendees. We also host yearly Four Stars Impact Society Donor Appreciation events, Women’s Luncheons, Exclusive IDF Briefing programs and Synagogue events.

We are very proud to have sponsored the Michigan House in Ashkelon and to be among those that helped upgrade the Yamam Sports Center. The Sports Center provide much needed services for the young men and women of the IDF who are part of Israel’s counter terrorism unit, responsible for hostage rescue operations and offensive take over raids against targets in civilian areas. In addition, the Michigan Chapter has sponsored briefing rooms, leisure clubs, mobile gyms, and synagogues for soldiers all over Israel. As part of the Midwest Region, we also adopt the Paratroopers Brigade.

An ongoing focus for our Chapter is to grow our community by engaging with the next generation of leaders.

upcoming events

Check back soon for more of our upcoming events!


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

Board Members

Justin BeckerAlon Kaufman, ChairmanIzak Rozin
Aaron BelenShari Kaufman, Co-Vice PresidentUri Segal
Joshua Berkovitz, Co-Vice PresidentLenny LachoverEugene Sherizen
Richard Bloom, TreasurerArie LeibovitzGary Shiffman, President
Mira EisenbergEugene NeugebohrBenny Spielman
Shlomi HamerAnn Newman, Chairman EmeritusAubrey Tobin
Pat HaronAliza NivyBrenda Wayne, Executive Committee
James KatzMark OrechkinBryan Weinstein
Linda KatzmanElaine Robins, Secretary