About the South Texas Chapter

Based in Houston, the FIDF Texas Chapter was founded in 2012 by Bryan Leibman, Glenn Lowenstein, and Richard Leibman. With a focus on fundraising and community outreach, we hold events across the entire Lone Star State. Our Chapter hosts Israeli military leaders and IDF soldiers at community briefings, parlor meetings, synagogue and church outreach sessions. In addition to our Annual Gala, which raises more than half a million dollars, our Women’s Division and Young Leadership are very active supporting FIDF’s mission. These outreach events and groups are focused on strengthening FIDF’s programs which directly benefit IDF soldiers and their families with housing, food, education, counseling services and more.

One of our most successful initiatives in South Texas is the support of higher education with more than $1.8M donated to former IDF Veterans for the IMPACT! Scholarship Program.

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Board Members

Kfir Abutbul Mark Mucasey
Deisi Blankfeld Scott Plantowsky
Max Blankfeld, National Board Member Susan Reichenthal
Alan Eisenman Rhoda Saka
Harold Eisenman Jack Schaffer
Bennett Greenspan Eyal Shavitzky, Chairman of the Board
Robin Greenspan Nancy Stern
Doreen Lerner Lawrence Winsor
Ellen Lowe