San Francisco

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

(415) 547-8362 [email protected]
Executive Director Amarelle Green [email protected]
Senior Development Manager Leann Zatlavi

A non-political, non-military organization that provides for the well-being of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), veterans and family members.

Established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, this is the single organization authorized to collect charitable donations on behalf of the IDF across the U.S., as designated by the IDF Chief of the General Staff.

The mission is to transform the soldiers’ lives through empowering educational and financial well-being, plus cultural initiatives. Every day, the young men and women of the IDF put their lives on the line to protect the Jewish homeland. The organization is whole-heartedly committed to providing these courageous young men and women with a better life and a brighter future.