Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Annual National Gala
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) annual National Gala was held on March 10th at New York’s historic Waldorf Astoria raising over $24 million. Several Central Region Supporters joined nearly 1,200 prominent business and philanthropic leaders from across the country who gathered to demonstrate their love and support for Israel’s soldiers and FIDF
Distinguished guests included the author and nationally syndicated radio host, Dr. Monica Crowley, who served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies; IDF’s 19th Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. (Res.) Gabi Ashkenazi; Israel Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to the U.S. and Canada Maj. Gen. Yaacob Ayish; and Consul General of Israel in New York Ido Aharoni and more than 30 IDF Soldiers of various ranks and units.
Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, greeted the audience via satellite, and thanked them for their invaluable support for Israel’s soldiers.
Larry J. Hochberg, Chairman Emeritus; Arthur Stark, National Chairman; Sylvia Stark; Nily Falic, National Chairman Emeritus; Morris Silverman, National Secretary; Lori Komisar, Central Region Executive Committee Member; Major General (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir, FIDF National Director & CEO; Tamir Oppenheim, Mid-west Region Executive Director.
Tamir Oppenheim, Mid-west Region Executive Director; Daniel J. Hyman, Central Region Chairman; Major General (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir, FIDF National Director & CEO; Al Brody, Central Region Board Member; Jack Katz, Gala attendee.