New York

Tri- State Regional Office


Tel.: 212.828.2424

Email: info@afsi.org

Facebook: Americans For a Safe Israel – AFSI

AFSI in the Tri-State area is your home for local events and resources in strengthening your connection to Israel in your community.

New York Chapters


Brooklyn, NY- Robin Ticker & Jan Fenster

Robin Ticker- faigerayzel@gmail.com

Jan Fenster- jfenster3@gmail.com

 

Rochester, NY- Dr. Leon Szmedra

Email: lszmedra@frontiernet.net

 

 

Long Island- Hanna Cohen

 

 

 

Upcoming Events


 

 

Previous Events


Israel’s Consul General to New York,
Ambassador Dani Dayan
AFSI Co-Executive Director Helen Freedman;
AFSI Treasurer & Board Member Mark Zweibon;
AFSI Outpost Editor Rael Jean Isaac;
Israeli Consul General, Ambassador Dani Dayan;
AFSI Co-Executive Director Judy Kadish

 

More pictures from AFSI’s Annual Jabotinsky memorial can be found here.

 

 

Chapter Information


The Brooklyn Branch focus:

  • Fighting BDS in Park Slope Food Coop and elsewhere  
    • We have a blog that actively challenges and exposes the BDS in the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn as well as elsewhere  Visit AbolishBDS.blogspot.com BS” D (not BDS) Concerned Citizens Alerting Their Communities of the Dangers and Infiltration of BDS and exposing those that promote BDS like Linda Sarsour and her political supporters. We have collaborated with the Legal Dept. of ZOA
  • Sheleimus Haaretz  – Working closely with Chabad Activists from Crown Heights, Brooklyn on behalf of Eretz Yisroel
    • Visit Chabad’s website http://www.chabad4israel.org/index.shtml. Brooklyn AFSI Participants, Rabbi Raanan Isseroff and Tamar Adelstein are leaders from Crown Heights in the realm of Shleimus Haaretz.  Raanan is behind this amazing website which documents videos of the Rebbe and the positions taken by the Rebbe regarding the integrity of the Land of Israel. 
  • We lobby Rabbanim and major Jewish Organizations to speak up for Judea and Samaria regarding;
    • against expelling Jews from their homes, 
    • on behalf of hilltop youth who have been persecuted by Shabak or in the press. 
    • We also lobby Rabbis and Major Jewish Organizations a regular basis to assert our claim to Maarat HaMachpela in Hebron and Har Habayit. 
    • Shmuel Koenig, as a resident of Flatbush, has been calling members of the Moezet Gedolei HaTorah in the Tri-State area to raise awareness and consciousness of Marienbad Resolutions of 1937. Moetzet Gedolei Hatorsh convened in Marienbad to discuss if they would support the establishment of the State of Israel. Many posts regarding Marianbad can be found on the Shemittah Rediscovered blog https://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/search?q=marienbad and on the Chabad website chabad4israel.org.  This was very important to the Rebbe to publicize.
  • Social Networking: 
    • We have periodic get togethers to honor or commemorate Jewish Holidays like Tu Bishvat, Chanuka, Tisha Baav and have held intimate AFSI meetings hosting interesting speakers like Rubin Margolis, President of Brooklyn ZOA, Rabbi Avi Schwartz about Palmach, Rabbi Raanan Isseroff about Marienbad etc. We are like a family, sharing Shabbat and Chagim,  inviting one another to our personal Simchas etc. We hope to be a magnet for socializing to facilitate important and necessary Israel activism networking and for the young and the young at heart as an added bonus to possibly meet a prospective shidduch (OD Yishama 🙂 and/or enhance retirement all while strengthening our connection to our precious Land.
  • Some worthy events/projects/lectures that we have been proud to participate and promote include…

    • Speaking tours of Moshe and Leah Goldsmith from Itamar
    • Hachnossat Orchim Hebron – Alan Hirsh editor of the Brooklyn Vues raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hebron and for communities in Judea and Samaria. He raises money for Kiddushes in Maarat Machpelah and organizing a MASSIVE KImche D’Pischa fundraising campaign literally to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for Pesach needs throughout Judea and Samaria!
    • David Hatuel – Karmei Katif – formerly from Gush Katif, raising money for a Beit Knesset in memory of his first wife Tali and 4 girls hy”d murdered in 2004 by Arab terrorists
    • Mimi Tzadok – Fundraising Dolev Homes for Youth
    • David HaIvri of the Shomron
    • Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation and the yearly Kever Rochel Dinner held in Manhattan Beach Jewish Center, Brooklyn. Executive Director Evelyn Haies
    • Sderot Dinner
    • Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem – Executive Director Rabbi Wolpo.  Helped our Chabad friends with a fundraiser in Ralbag Hall, Crown Heights Brooklyn,  featuring Mike Huckabee, John Bolton and Glenn Beck. 
    • Educating and raising awareness and funds to support the important work of David Bedein Israel Resource News Agency and Center for Near East Policy Research exposing UNRWA run schools and camps and their Jihad Education prevalent in schools funded by United Nations and Europe and the US. David Bedein has extensively lobbied in United States Congress to end funding for such hate education 

Brooklyn AFSI  Co-Chair    

Lorrie Fein    lorriefein@gmail.com

Robin Ticker  faigerayzel@gmail.com

 Treasurer   Binyamin Magden magden64.bmm@gmail.com

The AFSI Brooklyn Blog afsibrooklyn.blogspot.com raises awareness of AFSI events, posts AFSI’s newsletters and worthy local Brooklyn events and charities, pro-Israel events and speakers etc. We promote lecturers and organizations to help strengthen and inspire Jews to be more passionate, better Jews with a love of Israel and a love of the Jewish People and a love of Torah 

 

AFSI Activities in the Greater Rochester New York area

Hosted Helen Freedman, Executive Director, Americans For a Safe Israel

and Richard Allen of JCC Watch for a presentation entitled:

Israel’s Fight for Existence: THE ENEMY WITHIN

 

Co-sponsored Daniel Luria; Executive Director Ateret Cohanim,

Jerusalem Israel for a presentation entitled:

‘Reclaiming Jerusalem’ An evening of Solidarity & Support for a United Jerusalem

 

Hosted Golan Schwartz, administrator Yeshivat HaGolan Hesder Yeshiva,

Chispin, Israel

 

Represented AFSI in Toronto Canada at an event 40 Years of Jewish Re-settlement of Judea and Samaria. The event was sponsored by the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue in collaboration with The Jewish Heritage project. The invited speakers were Malachi Levinger, mayor of Hebron/Kiryat Arba and Daniella Weiss, General Secretary of the Nachala Settlement Movement.

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