Midatlantic Chapter

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.

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

DC Board Members

Andrew Abramowitz, Young LeadershipRachel Federowicz, Chair, Women’s Brigade CommitteeMark Rabin
Lee AlexanderScott Fishkind, Co-chair, Young LeadershipKinneret Rand-Yadin, Chair, Lone Soldier Committee
Stephanie Aseraph, Young LeadershipJason Gold, PresidentTodd Rosenberg, Chair, IDF to Boardroom
Sara Avissar, Founding MemberLarry GreenJenna Schilit, Young Leadership
Lydia BenaimTomer Hilel, Young LeadershipBen Shlesinger, Young Leadership
Glenn Benson, Co-chair, Young LeadershipArnie Hiller, Chairman, Midatlantic RegionLarry Sidman
Guy BerlinerJeffrey HoltzmanKeith Solit
Paul Bortnick, Young LeadershipDaniel Kotz, Young LeadershipJoseph Turitz, Chairman
Robert BurmanFelix KushnerSindy Udell
Allan ChandlerYogev Moyal, Young LeadershipMicha Weinblatt, Young Leadership
Bobby Cohen, National PresidentAmit NatanzonMiriam Weinblatt, Young Leadership
Carrie CooninRobert Nath, Chair, IMPACT! CommitteeMalka Weitzman
Yahel Elimelech, Young LeadershipBenjamin Osborne 


Baltimore Board Members

Richard AlterLinda ElmanJoe Rambro
Rosalie AlterBill Fox – Chair, Midatlantic Region and National Board Member 2018-2020Alisa Rank – Young Leadership
Garry ApplebaumMitch Gold – ChairmanMark Renbaum
David AugustEddie GoldmeierEddie Rogers
Julie AugustBeth GoldsteinRichard Rynd
Irwin AzmanBerly HershkovitzLarry Seegull
Sandy BernheimJudith Sherwood JanoskiJack Serio
Larry CooperJosh MauerMarty Taylor – President, Baltimore Chapter
Sandy DobresVered Mei TalSteve Wions
Ron EisenbergRony Natanzon 


Virginia Board Members

Cookie Blitz, ChairKathy Magnuson
Kerri Bradley, Co-Chair, Thank You CommitteeJoel Nied, President
Andrew BrownsteinDavid Roggen
Gary GamermanJacob Ruytenbeek
Joel GardnerDaniel Seltzer
David GoldbergNeal Sereboff
Rachel Goldberg QuigleySteven Tursky
Carol GordonDavid Winston
Scott GouldAlan Zucker, Chair, Lone Soldier Committee
Melissa Krumbein, Co-Chair, Thank You Committee