About the New Jersey Chapter

The New Jersey Chapter of FIDF began back in 1970 when three Lone Soldiers – Sammy Bar Or, Avi Oren and Mike Gross – met while serving in the IDF. After returning to the United States, they reunited and decided they wanted to provide for other Lone Soldiers. That commitment was realized in 2004 when they founded the Chapter with our first Annual IDF Tribute Dinner in 2005 and today we are approximately 25,000 strong.

Since our beginning, the New Jersey Chapter has been very active supporting a variety of activities such as the Legacy Bnei Mitzvah program. Through this program, bar and bat mitzvah aged children support IDF soldiers with their tzedakah projects. Our most recent Gala raised over $1M to support the young men and women of the IDF.



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Adam Bell Harry Tuvel Ronit Hanan
Amy Geldzahler Jay Zimmet Sammy Bar-Or
Annette Stern Jodi Scherl Saul Scherl
Avi Oren Lance Drucker Seth Geldzahler
Mel Berger Lisa Nadler Sharon Raanan
Brian Katz Lloyd Sokoloff Shelly Talmud
Moshe Cazaz Marc Breslaw Steve Mermelstein
Cheri Deshe Marc Zimmet Steve Talmud
David Moskovic Martin Heistein Sylvia Zimmet
Debbie Cazaz Melinda Lowell-Paltrow Thomas Nadler
Beth Drucker Michael Axelrod  
Ellen Sokoloff Norbert Schacter