About the New York Chapter
The New York Chapter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces was founded at the inception of the organization in 1981. Today we are more than 50,000 strong and we are incredibly proud of all that we do support the young men and women of the IDF.
Located at the FIDF headquarters, the New York Chapter includes a Real Estate Division and the very active FIDF NY Young Leadership Chapter. We host numerous events throughout the year including exclusive briefings with high-ranking IDF Officers, cocktail receptions, parlor meetings, film screenings and luncheons.
FIDF’s iconic New York Annual Gala attracts more than 1,200 people, including celebrities and the who’s who of New York Jewish philanthropy. Featuring Israeli and American Dignitaries, as well as esteemed IDF top brass, the event raises upwards of 24 million dollars in a single evening. Last year alone, we raised $35 million in support of our brothers and sisters in uniform. We are proud to currently be supporting more than 80 IMPACT! students.
|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|