About the San Francisco / Bay Area Chapter

Extending from the wine country in the north, down to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in the south, the FIDF San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is home to a large, diverse Jewish community.

Since the chapter’s establishment in 2008, the community’s ties to Israel and its support of the IDF soldiers have been growing rapidly.

We are very committed to FIDF’s core mission, with a particular focus on IMPACT! scholarships and wounded soldiers through FIDF’s STRIDES program. We are currently supporting 70 IMPACT! students.

With an energized board, professional staff and new office in downtown San Francisco, the chapter has high expectations and goals. We host a variety of events throughout the year and participate in life-changing missions to Israel. Our Annual Gala is attended by nearly 500 people and raises $1 million.

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Board Members

Ricki Alon Mark Michaels
Barry Cheskin Neal Newman
Sloane Citron Karen Sager
Lisa Cohen Marilyn Sarig
Ross Dargahi Sharam Sasson
Mabel Delgado Gary Shemano
David Farahi Lev Tripolsky
Francine Gani Nik Wolfson
Michael Hudson