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* Darren Black Jeffrey Kraines
Rosaline Barron - First Vice Chair* Benjamin Bloomstone Jonathan Leffell
Sara Bernstein - Vice Chair Ronni Eisenberg Marc Perlman*
David Cohen - Vice Chair David Fine Wendy Polins
Michael Field - Vice Chair Robert Frisch Shira Ruderman
Seth Stier - Vice Chair Rabbi William Hamilton Stephen Schultz
Julie Altman Elliot Honig Joseph Sieber
Oshri Azran Amelia Katzen Barry Tatelman
Daniel Bellehsen Michael Kauffman

Jennifer Slifka Vidal

Scott Black*