Posts Tagged ‘FIDF’

Faces & Places: FIDF Annual Dinner

Some 600 prominent community leaders and FIDF supporters from across Michigan gathered Oct. 25 at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Michigan Annual Dinner at Congregation Shaarey Zedek to celebrate 70 years of Israeli heroes and hope. The event raised nearly $1 million for FIDF’s well-being and educational programs for IDF soldiers. The…

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Taken for a Ride

That’s not going to happen,” was my initial response a year ago when my friend Sam Rozenberg suggested I participate in the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Bike Ride Israel. He had attended the 2017 ride and somehow thought I would be a suitable recruit for 2018. Well, old Sam kept on me,…

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Oak Park native Max Kresch, a former Lone Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, shared his experience serving as a combat medic of the Special Forces unit, Egoz.

Friends of Israel

Zach Wallens Special to the Jewish News Locals learn about FIDF missions. Mira and Leo Eisenberg recently hosted at their West Bloomfield home a gathering of special guests and members of the Detroit Jewish community to learn about Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) missions to Israel and Poland, and its educational and well-being…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Leon Shear celebrated his bar mitzvah on the FIDF flight from Poland to Israel on April 16. Photo by Shahar Azran

From Holocaust To Independence

Above: The FIDF delegation marches into Auschwitz-Birkenau on April 15. Michigan FIDF supporters travel to Poland and Israel. More than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States embarked on a mission to Poland and Israel, which concluded recently, with Holocaust survivors and 50 soldiers and officers representing all branches…

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The Easiest Way To Support Israeli Charities

Every year in April, Americans complete their taxes, which include for many, lists of donations to tax-exempt charitable organizations. As an American Jew, my wife and I know and support great charities for Israel, such as AFMDA (American Friends of Magen David Adom) and FIDF (Friends of the IDF.) But I had often wondered, what…

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