Over 300 Long Island Locals Help Benefit Wounded Israeli Soldiers


The Friends of the IDF (FIDF) Long Island Chapter hosts a Community Fun Fair to aid injured IDF veterans.

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Great Neck, NY - Septemver 17, 2014 - Over 300 members of the Long Island community came together for FIDF’s Community Fun Fair at Saddle Rock Park in Great Neck on Sunday.

The event was held to benefit FIDF’s Strides Program, which helps wounded Israel Defense Forces veterans. The program provides wounded IDF veterans with special prosthetics for athletic activities, helping them live life without limitations.

Organized by Tal Ben-Josef, a Great Neck high school student, the Fun Fair offered jewelry, baked goods from local businesses, and carnival games for children such as a bounce house and ring toss. Guests were also invited to sponsor “Shana Tova” (Happy Rosh Hashanah) packages for soldiers, as part of FIDF’s Dignity program, to help make the New Year sweeter.

Attendees included Saddle Rock Mayor Dan Levy and Town Supervisor of North Hempstead Judi Bosworth.

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 the website.

Attached please find photos from the FIDF Community Fun Fair
Photo #1 (left to right): Dan Levy, Judi Bosworth, Tal Ben-Josef (photo credit: Ronny Ben-Josef)
Photo #2: Judi Bosworth alongside Dan Levy speaking to the crowd (photo credit: FIDF)