About the New Jersey Chapter
The New Jersey Chapter of FIDF began back in 1970 when three Lone Soldiers – Sammy Bar Or, Avi Oren and Mike Gross – met while serving in the IDF. After returning to the United States, they reunited and decided they wanted to provide for other Lone Soldiers. That commitment was realized in 2004 when they founded the Chapter with our first Annual IDF Tribute Dinner in 2005 and today we are approximately 25,000 strong.
Since our beginning, the New Jersey Chapter has been very active supporting a variety of activities such as the Legacy Bnei Mitzvah program. Through this program, bar and bat mitzvah aged children support IDF soldiers with their tzedakah projects. We also helped fund the Goodman Marketplace that is centrally located at the IDF’s Training Center and allows the soldiers to take a break from their military activities, catch up with their friends and enjoy a snack. Our most recent Gala raised over $1M to support the young men and women of the IDF.
Check back soon for our upcoming events!
|Adam Bell||Harry Tuvel||Ronit Hanan|
|Amy Geldzahler||Jay Zimmet||Sammy Bar-Or|
|Annette Stern||Jodi Scherl||Saul Scherl|
|Avi Oren||Lance Drucker||Seth Geldzahler|
|Mel Berger||Lisa Nadler||Sharon Raanan|
|Brian Katz||Lloyd Sokoloff||Shelly Talmud|
|Moshe Cazaz||Marc Breslaw||Steve Mermelstein|
|Cheri Deshe||Marc Zimmet||Steve Talmud|
|David Moskovic||Martin Heistein||Sylvia Zimmet|
|Debbie Cazaz||Melinda Lowell-Paltrow||Thomas Nadler|
|Beth Drucker||Michael Axelrod|
|Ellen Sokoloff||Norbert Schacter|