Friends in Deeds

In March 2020, AIFL launched a new campaign to provide deeds to our friends and bring joy to people’s lives in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Since most of the world is staying at home we have come up with unique ways to bring Israel to everyone's homes through virtual activities and donations.

Past Recipients of Friends in Deeds

  • The Campaign Against Hunger, 2010 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11233 - April 1, 2020
  • Concrete Jungle, Ariel Bowen United Methodist Memorial Church 384 Arthur St SW Atlanta 30308 - April 9, 2020
  • Evanston Hospital, IL, Mercy Hospital Respiratory Therapy - April 16, 2020
  • The Oscar Litwak Foundation, 19736 Anandale Drive, Tarzana, CA 91356 - April 20, 2020

Virtual Activities

Each week, AIFL is encouraging our friends to share photos and videos of their Israeli-inspired meals that our world class chefs have designed for people to cook at home and bring Israeli flavor to their kitchens. AIFL will also host virtual events that will bring our friends together through health and wellness classes, entertainment, and art projects to provide deeds to our friends and give them a break during the day.

Dishing Out Israeli Solidarity Webinar

Live Demonstration of Home-Cooked Israeli Dishes Brought to You from Kitchens Across Israel and the United States

Weekly Donations

Each week our friends can submit their local charity, food bank, or organization to receive a $500 donation of Israeli food, treats, and beverages on behalf of AIFL. Our goal is to provide a deed to local communities to lift people's spirits during this crisis.

Dishing Out Israeli Solidarity Recipes

Here are the three recipes from our "Dishing Out Israeli Solidarity" Webinar on March 29th, 2020!

Falafel Waffles
Chicago Master Chef Lamar Moore, who has been featured on the Food Network show, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay

Fish Filet with Asian Sauce on a bed of Quinoa
Chef Golan Gurfinkel, Executive chef at the Dallal Restaurant and Dallal Group in Neve Tzedek, Tel-Aviv, Israel and who has been in the Israeli television version of Iron Chef, known as “Battle of the Knives.”

Sugared Grapefruit Peels
Ambassador Lironne Bar-Sade, a career diplomat with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an amateur home chef

Sunday Sun Salutations - Yoga from Mediterranean to Pacific Webinar

Join us for an hour of Sun Salutations and Shivasana Yoga streamed from Tel Aviv, Israel and Bridgeport, CT. Start the day by de-stressing with Yoga from the comfort of your home with new friends around Israel and the US.

US-Israel Bi-National Approach to Combatting Covid19 Webinar

Leading Medical Professionals & Researchers Share Insight from the Covid-19 Battleground

Upcoming Events

May 31

Online

Pilates

Join us to help you stay active and start the week with a restorative Pilates class, co-instructed by Becky Bank

Past Events

Mar 29

Facebook Live and Zoom

Dishing Out Israeli Solidarity

Live Demonstration of Home-Cooked Israeli Dishes Brought to You from Kitchens Across Israel and the United States Join us this

Apr 01

Online

Self Care Webinar: 12 Ways To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

If there's one thing we're all faced with right now, it's stress and anxiety. We're partnering up with (at) IsraAID

Apr 05

Online

Live Demonstration with Yoga Instructors from Israel and the United States

Please join us for a Sunday of Sun Salutations and Shivasana Yoga streamed live from Tel Aviv, Israel and Bridgeport

Apr 07

Online

United States - Israel Bi-National Approach to Combating Covid-19

Panelists from Israel and the U.S. will discuss: What is happening in the medical centersHow are the medical centers preparing

Apr 12

Online

A Musical Interlude with Todd Kessler & Shimon Smith

Full house with kids this Sunday? We have the perfect distraction in the form of music. A live family friendly

Apr 13

Online

From Contempt to Comrades: Tracing the Amazing Transformation of Catholic-Jewish Relations

Jews and Christians this year are celebrating their respective sacred springtime holy days of Passover and Easter in the midst

Apr 19

Online

Sunday Zoom-Ba

Sunday “Zoom-BA” - Live Zumba Session from New York & Tel Aviv Join us to help shed some of the

Apr 26

Online

Caesarea: A Virtual Tour of Herod’s Masterpiece by the Sea

Ranked in the top ten spots in the world to visit by the NY Times Travel Section, master tour guide

Apr 29

Online

Singing Independence With the Israeli Opera

In celebration of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day, please join us for an online concert streamed straight to the comfort

May 03

Zoom

Beit Café with the Israeli Artists Project

Join us for a live coffee house, with Israeli musicians and performing artists in Brooklyn, New York and Israel. Presenting

May 04

Herzl Birthday Event

Theodore Herzl the visionary of the State of Israel is turning 160. Yet, his ideas and thoughts bring him to

May 06

Online

Climbing God’s Mountains:Building bonds between Israel, the Jewish People and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Jewish community have for more than a decade

May 10

Zoom

Mother's Day Culinary Throwdown Webinar

Grab your mom, jump online, and join us for a special Mother’s Day Culinary Throwdown webinar, streamed live from kitchens

May 13

Online

Covid-19: The Race to Medication & Vaccination

In Partnership With: At this time of the Covid-19 crisis, the question many are asking is what is the way

May 17

Online

Empowerment By Fashion

'Fashion-Nation' was used to describe Israel many years before it became known as ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Fashion-Nation taught us how to

May 20

A Tale of Two Artists (Rubin & Guttman) and One City (Tel-Aviv)

Learn about historical Tel Aviv as seen through the lens of two of Israel's prominent artists, Nachum Gutman and Reuven

May 24

City of Gold—Jerusalem Day Virtual Tour

Join us for a virtual tour of Jerusalem, in this second of our monthly Virtual Israel Travel series with Reuven