Westchester/Connecticut Chapter Update

Dear Friends,
The New Year is a popular time for many across the globe to make resolutions and for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), that opportunity was not overlooked.Posting on Twitter, the IDF outlined five central resolutions for 2016, with the objective to provide security for the people of Israel as the first.

The past couple of months have not been easy in Israel, which is why your support and involvement has been particularly vital. The bond between the FIDF Family and IDF soldiers is an important source of moral support that helps keep the brave young men and women who serve, optimistic - even in times of peril.

FIDF vision is to be the leading organization creating a better everyday life and brighter future for the soldiers of the IDF. As such, we invite you us at the NY National Dinner, chaired by Peter Weintraub, on Tuesday, March 15th. Join us in support of the IDF soldiers. Click here for more information.
Since the establishment of FIDF in 1981, we offer educational, cultural, recreational and social welfare programs that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide.  This is not necessarily our New Year resolution for the soldiers - this is our mission to fulfill for years to come.
Shabbat Shalom,
Anat Chavkin,
Director, Westchester and CT

Past Westchester/Connecticut Events

Luncheon in NYC

On Wednesday, January 20 th thirty FIDF 
Westchester/CT supporters gathered for lunch in NYC to hear from  Major  General (Res.) 
Meir Klifi Amir, who spoke about the current 
situation in Israel, and Staff Sergeant (Res.) 
Haim Kleiman, who spoke about his experiences   being part of FIDF's IMPACT Program.

To Learn More about FIDF's IMPACT! Program

"Flying for our soldiers" Flywheel Event

On Sunday, December 6 th  over thirty FIDF supporters came together in support of the  soldiers for a spin event at Flywheel-Scarsdale. Thank you to our Co-Chairs Wendy and Maya Moskowitz.
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IDF Ensemble Chanukah Performances in  Westchester/Connecticut 

In December, the IDF Ensemble came to the states to perform in communities across New   York, New Jersey, and  Connecticut in support of Israel's soldiers. The Ensemble performed at the JCC of West Hartford, as well as Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, NY and Carmel Academy in Greenwich, CT.

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Chanukah Shabbaton at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison

On December 11 th and 12 th the JCC of Harrison's community gathered for its' first FIDF Shabbaton. The Shabbaton was filled with dinner, lunch, Shabbat services, speeches from IDF officers, and children's activities. Thank you to Rabbi Hammerman and the JCC of Harrison's community for opening their homes to the IDF Ensemble and IDF soldiers. 

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Upcoming Events

Westchester Community Concert
Monday, March 14, 2016
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Community Partners are: 
Beth El Synagogue Center, Carmel Academy, Jewish Community Center of Harrison, Schechter Westchester, Temple Shaaray Tefila, Westchester Jewish Center
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National New York Gala Dinner 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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Mission to Poland & Israel 2016: 
From Holocaust to Independence

Is Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Coming Up?

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