October 2019 -- Tishri-Cheshvan 5780,  Volume 25, Issue 10

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(From left to right) Peter and Ellen Weintraub, COS Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi and FIDF Israel Executive Director, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Effi Idan. Photo credit: Courtesy of FIDF

FIDF National Chairman Peter Weintraub Meets Israeli Army Chief of Staff

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National Chairman Peter Weintraub and his wife Ellen Weintraub of Scarsdale, met Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi recently in Israel to discuss the key role FIDF plays in strengthening the bond between the U.S. Jewish community and Israel.


The meeting, at an IDF Intelligence base in central Israel, included FIDF Israel Executive Director, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Effi Idan, and head of the IDF donation branch, Lt. Col. Hila Eckstein. Kochavi outlined the challenges facing the IDF and emphasized the importance of FIDF’s assistance for soldiers and their families.


The Weintraub family also participated in an IDF Search and Rescue Brigade event at Israel’s Bet Shean National Park. The family personally supports the Search and Rescue unit as part of FIDF’s Adopt-a-Unit program, which allows FIDF donors to directly address the humanitarian needs of men and women in IDF brigades or battalions.