About the New England Region

The New England Region was founded in 2003 by Jonathan Leffell and is comprised of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and the eastern part of Connecticut. We have over 6,000 supporters who come from a wide range of professions including medicine, finance, business, academia, and community affairs.

Our Region is proud to support an array of FIDF programs. We have raised a significant amount of money for IMPACT! scholarships and are currently sponsoring 500 students to pursue higher education. Additionally, we are proud to have dedicated a Torah, helped refurbish many synagogues at IDF bases, donated leisure corners for soldier recreation on several bases, and donated two leisure clubs for the artillery brigade located in the Golan Heights. We have also adopted an artillery brigade.

In addition to our Annual Dinner which recently attracted 1,200 attendees and raised almost $1.5 million, we host parlor meetings and an annual women’s breakfast with leading women from a variety of fields. We also participate in national and local missions to Israel to visit soldiers and hear their stories firsthand.

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Board Members

Sharon Mishkin - Chair* Ronni Eisenberg Marc Perlman*
Rosaline Barron - First Vice Chair* David Fine Wendy Polins
Sara Bernstein - Vice Chair Robert Frisch Shira Ruderman
David Cohen - Vice Chair James Gould Stephen Schultz
Michael Field - Vice Chair Rabbi William Hamilton Joseph Sieber
Julie Altman Elliot Honig Arnold Slavet
Daniel Bellehsen Robert Huebscher Seth Stier
Scott Black* Amelia Katzen Barry Tatelman
Benjamin Bloomstone Jeffrey Kraines Jennifer Slifka Vidal
Rachel Chafetz Jonathan Leffell