About the Midatlantic Region

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the FIDF was founded in late summer of 2008 in Baltimore and has grown to include new Chapters in Washington D.C. and Virginia.
With more than 3,000 active donors across the Region, we have been able to support many special projects and programs and do our part to help the soldiers. We have helped build a recreation/cultural center on the Urim base (Baltimore chapter), a gym on the Gozal base (Washington D.C. chapter) and a new gym and outdoor leisure space for the new Commando Brigade (Virginia chapter).  

The entire Region participates in FIDF’s Adopt a Unit program.  We have proudly adopted Shayetet 3, the third Flotilla of the Navy. In addition, the Washington Chapter has adopted three IAF squadrons; Baltimore supports the Kedem Search and Rescue Battalion, and Northern Virginia supports the HQ unit of Nachal Infantry Brigade. Our Region avidly supports the IMPACT! Scholarship Program, having funded more than 130 students with 68 active students.  
Our Regional Annual ‘Standing Together’ Gala Dinner in Washington D.C., and our Baltimore Gala, attracts more than 1,200 attendees each year. The 2017 event in Washington D.C. broke our record, raising north of $800,000.

The Mid-Atlantic Region is very proud to have a robust and growing Young Leadership group, which comprises young professionals from across the Region. We offer local, regional and national programs that allow leaders to evolve, grow and demonstrate their support for FIDF and Israel.



DC IDF to Boardroom Event featuring guest speaker Gadi Ezra
FIDF Baltimore Seventh Annual Kedem Game Night
VApoker night


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DC Board Members

Lee Alexander Jeffrey Holtzman
Sara Avissar - Founding
Yogev Moyal - Young Leadership
Glenn Benson - Co-chair, Young Leadership Alicia Myara
Paul Bortnick - Young Leadership Robert Nath
Robert Burman Benjamin Osborne
Allan Chandler Todd Rosenberg
Bobby Cohen - Vice President, National Board 2018-2020 Larry Sidman
Kevin Fishkind Keith Solit
Scott Fishkind - Co-chair, Young Leadership Joseph Turitz - President
Jason Gold Sindy Udell
Larry Green Malka Weitzman
Arnie Hiller - Chairman (Immediate Past President)

Baltimore Board Members

Richard Alter Sandy Dobres Beth Goldstein Marshall Rief Ben Shifrin
Rosalie Alter Ron Eisenberg Berly Hershkovitz Joanne Rief Marty Taylor
Gary Applebaum - Chair, Baltimore Chapter Bill Fox - Chair, MidAtlantic Region and National Board Member 2018-2020 Judith Sherwood Janoski Eddie Rogers Leslie Windman
Irwin Azman Randy Getz Josh Mauer Richard Rynd
Barbara Berg Mitch Gold - President, Baltimore Chapter Vickie Meyer Michael Sachs
Shirley Cohen Eddie Goldmeier Alisa Rank - Young Leadership Jack Serio

Virginia Board Members

Cookie Blitz - President Carol Gordon - Chairman (Immediate past President) Jacob Ruytenbeek
Gary Gamerman Scott Gould Daniel Seltzer
Joel Gardner Kathy Magnuson Neal Sereboff
David Goldberg Joel Nied Steven Tursky
Ellen Goldberg David Roggen David Wallace
Rachel Goldberg Quigley Jeff Rossen Jeff  Rossen - Young Leadership