Southeast Chapter

About the Southeast Region

The Southeast Region was found in 2007 and is currently over 1,600 strong. We are made up of families from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Our region supports a wide range of FIDF efforts including Adopt-A-Brigade, Lone Soldiers and, Fallen and Wounded Soldiers. The Southeast Region recognizes the important role the intelligence community plays in Israel’s safety and security and therefore adopted the Combat Intelligence Corps, responsible for intelligence reconnaissance on the ground. We provide crucial well-being funds and stand with them through brigade milestones, holidays, and more. We have also funded over 80 IMPACT! students and will have 63 more enrolled in 2017.

The signature Atlanta Annual Gala attracts over 500 people and raises half a million dollars. In addition, we host many donor appreciation events and FIDF educational events through our local synagogues. In 2012, Atlanta launched a Young Leadership Division for young professional, ages 20 to 40.

upcoming events

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

Executive Committee

Karen Shulman – Chair
Garry Sobel – Chairman Emeritus
Itai Tsur – President
Renee Evans – Vice President
Marshall Cohen – Secretary
Mitchell Kopelman – At Large
Ben Levy – At Large
Larry Miller – At Large


Board of Directors

E. Jay Abt Sara Kogon
Ronnie Agami Andrew Levison
Deborah Bettsak Sara Meyers
George Birnbaum Michael Morris
Meredith Broudy Eric Seidel
Joel Butler Joshua Spielman
Jason Chaliff Natan Trief
Sheldon Friedman Samantha Trief
Lauren Gershkowitz Ramie Tritt
Jonathan Grant Felicia Maltese Voloschin
Hope Kaufman Phil Yagoda