FRIENDS OF THE IDF APPOINTS JENNA GRIFFIN AS WESTERN REGION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) announced today that Jenna Griffin has been chosen to serve as its new executive director for the Western Region.
Griffin replaces Miri Nash, who is retiring after 33 years of tireless work on behalf of the well-being of Israel’s soldiers.
A Los Angeles native, Griffin attended Sinai Akiba Academy and Beverly Hills High School before moving to Northern California to attend University of California, Davis. She earned her bachelor’s in psychology from California State University, Northridge. After graduating, Griffin joined a family formation law office and volunteered as a mentor for several years through LA’s Department of Recreation and Parks.
During this time, Griffin visited Israel for the first time and was inspired to direct her passion for service towards supporting the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). She has worked for FIDF in Los Angeles since Aug. 2012.
“I am honored to be taking Miri’s place as the executive director of FIDF’s Western Region,” said Griffin. “I am eager to build upon the incredible accomplishments of our chapter and do all I can to champion our worthy and most noble cause. Advancing the well-being of Israel’s soldiers is more than just a professional mission; it is quickly becoming my life’s work and I am excited about my future with the organization.”
“Jenna has worked tirelessly and effectively for years as part of our Western Region Executive team. She is extremely dedicated and passionate, and her wealth of experience with FIDF uniquely qualifies her to help lead the Western Region to new heights,” said FIDF Western Region President Tony Rubin. “On behalf of the Western Region Board, we are very proud of what Jenna has accomplished thus far and pledge all of our trust and support as she moves forward, for we know that she will make a significant difference in promotion of our cause in the years to come. Yasher Koach (may she go from strength to strength)!”
FIDF was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of offering educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide. Today, FIDF has more than 150,000 loyal supporters, and 15 regional offices throughout the U.S. and Panama. FIDF proudly supports IDF soldiers, families of fallen soldiers, and wounded veterans through a variety of innovative programs that 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: www.fidf.org.