New Jersey Chapter

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.

The FIDF New Jersey Chapter is proud of the young men and women in Israel and from our community who serve in the IDF. It is our honor to look after these young heroes as they look after Israel.

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

Board Members

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 Thomas Nadler
Beth Drucker Michael Axelrod
Ellen Sokoloff Norbert Schacter