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“To assist the State, the army and to give back to the community.” These are the goals of every Israeli soldier, including that of Lt. Tova Abebe, one of the representatives from the Israel Defense Forces greeted and lauded by the 1,400 leaders who attended the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) national Gala Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel last week. The dinner raised $20 million. more
Education seems to be a constant theme running through every issue of The Jewish Star. We cover initiatives in education, what to teach, how to teach it, the importance of learning Torah, the importance of speaking with Holocaust survivors, and the importance of learning from our past. more
A Great Neck boy’s interest in sneakers forged a connection with his grandfather and led to a fundraising project that ties him to Israeli soldiers. more
Over 150 of New York’s prestigious real estate professionals came together for a day of golfing on Monday, September 10, 2012, for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) NY Real Estate Division Golf Outing at Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury. more
On Wednesday, May 23, the Five Towns & Greater South Shore Inaugural Community Event to benefit the soldiers of the IDF was held at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst. more
Local leaders’ often deliver emotional pitches for donations to Tomchei Shabbos, the Five Towns Food Bank and Hatzalah. They say that although there are abundant worthy causes worldwide, it’s our obligation first to provide for our own neighbors. more
When an American teenager turns 18, he is able to put on a basketball uniform and play on a varsity team. When an Israeli teenager turns 18 years old, he is handed a gun and an IDF uniform and sent to go fight for his country. more
When a local philanthropist speaks, there’s usually a personal connection to the cause. For Lawrence attorney Phil Rosen, it was a trip to northern Israel with his daughter last year, where they kept encountering Hebrew speakers with American accents. At a coffee shop outside Tzfat, they met a young Californian olah in uniform, and asked to hear her story. more
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