About the Ohio Chapter

The Ohio Chapter was founded in 1986. We are 3,000 strong with supporters hailing from Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Youngstown and Toledo.

Our community funds 100 IMPACT! students every year, and we’re involved in FIDF’s Adopt a Brigade program for IDF Paratroopers. Additionally, our supporters are avid participants in missions to Israel. Our Annual Dinner attracts over 600 people each year.

Since its founding, the Ohio Chapter has sponsored the Reim Sports Outdoor Court Project, located 2.5 miles from the Gaza Strip. The Chapter has also underwritten a clubhouse at the Navy Base in Rosh Hanikra (sponsored by the Krasney Family), and The Elyakim Clubhouse (sponsored by the Reisman Family). In addition, the Ohio Chapter has sponsored leisure clubs, mobile gyms, and synagogues all over Israel.

We are particularly proud of our role in renovating the basketball court and Gym at the Havat HaShomer base. Havat HaShomer base takes young men who are on the fringe of society, the socially disadvantage, the drug and alcohol users and the criminals, and in 10 short weeks changes their lives, not only integrating them back into the IDF but into Israeli society.

Upcoming Events


2019 FIDF Ohio Chapter Annual Dinner


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Board Members

Beth Brody      Ronald Lorig      Rabbi Joshua Skoff     
Eric Chajmovic      David Malik      Debi Slater     
Jeff Cohen, GNO Event Co-Chair Jared Miller, GNO Event Co-Chair Howard Slater     
Leah Dicker       Michael Millstein      Richard Soclof, Chairman Emeritus
Michael Drusinsky      Jan Moskowitz      Marcy Stah, Secretary
Barry Freeman      Alice Rickel      Rick Tannenbaum     
Rob Friedman      Brian Robbins      Betty Trangle     
Josh Goldstein      Ileen Rosner      Dan Ungar     
Jeff Gottlieb      Leo Rosner      Marci Ungar     
Lorin Gottlieb      Nanette Ross      Richard Uria     
Irwin Haber, Chairman Shelley Roth, President Emeritus Elie Weiss, Chairman Emeritus
Erica Hartman Horvitz      Peter Saltz      Rabbi Stephen Weiss     
Judy Kaufman, 4-Star IMPACT! Society Chair Edia Shai      Zev Weiss, Chairman Emeritus
Donna Kurit      Bruce Sherman      Cindy Wolf     
Geula Lando      Carol Sherman      Marc Wolf