New York, NY - August 28, 2014 - Over 200 of New York’s leading real estate professionals will come together for a day of golfing on Monday, September 8 for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) NY Real Estate Division Golf Outing.
Beginning at 8:30 AM, the event, which will take place at Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury, will tee off with golf in the morning and will conclude with a dinner reception. Co-chairing the event are Jeffrey Mann, President and Executive Editor of Mann Publications and Ofer Yardeni, co-chairman and CEO of Stonehenge Partners.
“During these challenging times, our priority is focusing on the well-being of the soldiers in Israel,” said Yardeni. “FIDF’s Real Estate Division is committed to creating influential events that support the well-being of the brave men and women of the IDF. I’m pleased to see such an impressive number of New York City real estate professionals providing their support to Israel’s soldiers.”
Active and non-active Israeli soldiers will attend the event to share their stories with FIDF supporters. The soldiers will include Ortal, former Battalion 727 Operations Officer and Amir, Combat Company Deputy Commander in YAHALOM (an elite unit that specializes in engineering missions including smuggling and sabotage skill teaching).
This year’s honoree is Dean Palin, a Boston University Business graduate serving as principal in Palin Enterprises, overseeing a number of residential, commercial and industrial properties from New York to California.
“It’s wonderful to be able to be part of such an incredible event,” says Mann. “We’re looking forward to a great turnout that will raise funds for the Israeli soldiers.”
The FIDF NY Real Estate Division was created in 2006 by a group of successful business and philanthropic leaders who were passionate about uniting members of the real estate community in support of Israel’s soldiers. The division has supported several construction projects including a wellbeing center at Revaya Base for Battalion 71 of the 188th Brigade, as well as other FIDF wellbeing programs to benefit the soldiers, and is an integral part of FIDF’s Tri-State Region.
About Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF):
FIDF was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing and supporting educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the heroic men and women of the IDF. Today, FIDF has more than 120,000 loyal supporters, and 15 regional offices throughout the U.S. and Panama. FIDF proudly offers its support to the IDF soldiers and their families through a variety of unique and innovative programs. These opportunities reinforce the vital bond between the communities in the United States, the soldiers of the IDF, and the State of Israel. For more information, please visit fidf.org.