FIDF Westchester / Connecticut Chapter - Supporting the IDF and Israeli Soldiers

About the Westchester / Connecticut Chapter

The Westchester and Connecticut Chapter of the FIDF was founded by Neil Ferranti, Joel Gardner, and Phil Jacobs. Now 2,000 strong, we have supporters ranging in age from 30-80 who reside across Westchester and Connecticut.

Our chapter is a very big supporter of IMPACT! scholarships, as we love providing the promise for a brighter future to soldiers through education after their military services. The personal connections between donors and their students is truly heart-warming and unparalleled by any other program. Additionally, the Westchester and Connecticut Chapter has supported construction projects across Israel including a state-of-the-art gym at the Reem base in Gaza. We are proud to have adopted three battalions – Karakal, School of Field Intelligence and the Kfir Battalion.

In addition to hosting parlor events where supporters get to meet soldiers in the intimate setting of people’s homes, we have two annual Galas where we collectively attract north of 600 attendees and raise over $500,000.


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

Connecticut Committee

Gwen and David Baker Liz and Avi Kaner Laura and Richard Rolnick
Naomi and Brad Berman Laura and Dan Katz Dana and Stuart Roth
Stephanie and Josh Bilenker Laurie and Eitan Kilchevsky Liz and Mony Rueven
Sarah and Justin Breiner Elissa and Philip Klapper Judy and Howard Saffan
Stella and Isaac Cohen Elise and Oren Klein Faith and Dave Schachne
Heather and Jared Dermont Toby and Alan Lazarus Ivy and Marvin Schildkraut
Robin and Jason Fischel Debbie and Stanley Lee Ilyse and Dean Schuckman
June Getraer Jennifer and Mickey Lowitt Shelley and Eddie Senker
Robyn and Russell Greenberg Celia and Eric Meadow Ora and David Taub
Ella and Alexander Gurevich Barbara and Alan Philips Mariana and Richard Tehrani
Hillary and Farren Isaacs Rosa and Saiid Rastegar Sheri Warshaw
Janet Welkovich and Jeff Trell Claudia Rimmerman Lisa and Daniel Zelson


Westchester Committee

Amy and Jeremy Abramson Elise Kamen and Steven Grossblatt Shari and Aram Rubison
Stacey and Joel Alsfine Gila Katz Hyla and Steven Ruby
Liat and Daniel Altman Michelle and David Levine Erika and Jeremy Shure
Shoshana and Steve Bederman Jamie and Ethan Levinson Simeon Siegel
Amy and Javier Diaz Nicole and Matthew Levinson Diana Sklar
Mindy and Andrew Feldman Bede Levinson Almog Snir
Jessica and Neil Ferranti Eric Marshall Elizabeth and Joshua Trump
Jill and Ami Goldfein Terry and Theodore Miller Lynette and Jonathan Tulkoff
Lynn and Steven Gruenstein Wendy and Daniel Moskowitz Ilissa and Paul Warhit
Rebecca and Eytan Hammerman Shelby and Yaron Nhaissi Shira and David Weinstein
Cynthia and Alain Hyman Cheryl and Lloyd Pine Ellen and Peter Weintraub
Marjorie and Phillip Jacobs Liat and Peter Reisman Nancy and Joseph Zaro
Dana and Marc Jason Cheryl and Richard Rosen