FIDF Celebrates Hanukkah with the IDF Musical Ensemble at Temple Israel of Great Neck

Thank you so much to everyone that joined us at Temple Israel of Great Neck over Hanukkah for the IDF Musical Ensemble in Concert! 
We were thrilled to be back at Temple Israel again this year for a wonderful community celebration of Hanukkah in support of Israel’s brave soldiers. The day started off with a Family Fun Day, organized by our amazing Long Island Teen Leadership. Over 200 people joined us for fun games, delicious food, Israeli music, and exciting products at our very own Israeli shuk. What a fun day to support our brave boys and girls in uniform!

Following the Family Fun Day was the fabulous concert by the IDF Musical Ensemble. Over 300 people joined us for this celebratory evening. We were pleased to have Moji Pourmoradi as the Master of Ceremonies as well as Rabbi Howard Stecker and Lee Harounian join us for the event. From Hanukkah songs to Israeli music, they inspired all 300 people in attendance. By the end of the concert, people were singing and dancing in the aisles feeling inspired by the music.

We also welcomed Capt. Zvika of the Border Police Unit who shared his story from the frontlines of defense. In his position, he is continually faced with situations that put both the soldiers in his unit and Israeli civilians in danger. He explains, “the threat in Jerusalem is constant. My soldiers and I need to be on alert every moment of the day, in order to stop the terror attacks.” Thank you to Capt. Zvika for all you do to keep Israel safe, we appreciate your bravery and commitment.

Together, as a community, we showed Capt. Zvika, and all other IDF soldiers that we continually support them, and that we always have their backs. Thank you to everyone that joined us to celebrate and support Israel’s soldiers. To see photos from this event, please visit us on the FIDF Tri-State Facebook Page. Be sure to tag yourself, and “Like” and “Share” the photos.

To learn more about the Long Island Chapter and get involved, please contact Liron Kreitman at or 646-274-9649.

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