About Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) was created in 1981 as a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing and supporting social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland.
FIDF has assumed the responsibility of providing these soldiers with love and support in an effort to ease the burden they carry on behalf of the Jewish community worldwide. It also offers these services to the families of fallen soldiers. FIDF operates through 15 branches around the United States and Latin America, located close to large Jewish communities.
FIDF proudly offers its support to soldiers and their families through a variety of unique and innovative programs. Providing financial aid to soldiers in need, granting academic scholarships to former combat soldiers, helping bereaved families, and sponsoring fun days for combat battalions are just some of their endeavors.
Recognition: Leeor Alpern, Aric & Sabrina Zamel