Thursday, February 15, 2007

Friends of the IDF

Last week, on February 8, the Brotherhood enjoyed an excellent and moving presentation by Richard Mahan, associate director of Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces’ Western Region.

The Israeli Defense Forces protect Israel. Richard explained how FIDF takes care of the soldiers. The range of programs and services that FIDF offers is impressive, doing everything from refurbishing barracks and setting up mobile synagogues and recreation centers, to visit injured soldiers in hospital, giving vacations to combat veterans, and providing homes for soldiers who themselves are orphaned, without a home to call their own.

Indeed, the group’s mission statement is

The FIDF initiates and helps support social, educational, cultural and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland. The FIDF also provides support for widows and orphans of fallen soldiers.

You can learn more about FIDF’s activities at, and about the fundraising and other activities in the Western Region here.

We’d like to thank Richard for coming up from Los Angeles for our presentation, and also PTS’ Marc Belsky for organizing this wonderful evening.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, March 4: The Purim Carnival at PTS. This is one of Brotherhood’s biggest events of the year, and we’d love for you to help out. Please contact alan {at} zeichick {dot} org to sign up.

Sunday, March 18: March Madness Social Event. Watch for a separate post about that.

Alan Zeichick
Brotherhood Board


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