Westchester / Connecticut

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.

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

Connecticut Committee

Gwen and David BakerLiz and Avi KanerLaura and Richard Rolnick
Naomi and Brad BermanLaura and Dan KatzDana and Stuart Roth
Stephanie and Josh BilenkerLaurie and Eitan KilchevskyLiz and Mony Rueven
Sarah and Justin BreinerElissa and Philip KlapperJudy and Howard Saffan
Stella and Isaac CohenElise and Oren KleinFaith and Dave Schachne
Heather and Jared DermontToby and Alan LazarusIvy and Marvin Schildkraut
Robin and Jason FischelDebbie and Stanley LeeIlyse and Dean Schuckman
June GetraerJennifer and Mickey LowittShelley and Eddie Senker
Robyn and Russell GreenbergCelia and Eric MeadowOra and David Taub
Ella and Alexander GurevichBarbara and Alan PhilipsMariana and Richard Tehrani
Hillary and Farren IsaacsRosa and Saiid RastegarSheri Warshaw
Janet Welkovich and Jeff TrellClaudia RimmermanLisa and Daniel Zelson


Westchester Committee

Amy and Jeremy AbramsonElise Kamen and Steven GrossblattShari and Aram Rubison
Stacey and Joel AlsfineGila KatzHyla and Steven Ruby
Liat and Daniel AltmanMichelle and David LevineErika and Jeremy Shure
Shoshana and Steve BedermanJamie and Ethan LevinsonSimeon Siegel
Amy and Javier DiazNicole and Matthew LevinsonDiana Sklar
Mindy and Andrew FeldmanBede LevinsonAlmog Snir
Jessica and Neil FerrantiEric MarshallElizabeth and Joshua Trump
Jill and Ami GoldfeinTerry and Theodore MillerLynette and Jonathan Tulkoff
Lynn and Steven GruensteinWendy and Daniel MoskowitzIlissa and Paul Warhit
Rebecca and Eytan HammermanShelby and Yaron NhaissiShira and David Weinstein
Cynthia and Alain HymanCheryl and Lloyd PineEllen and Peter Weintraub
Marjorie and Phillip JacobsLiat and Peter ReismanNancy and Joseph Zaro
Dana and Marc JasonCheryl and Richard Rosen