Los Angeles Past Articles & Events


Western Region Gala Raises $8.8 Million to Benefit Israel's Soldiers

On Thursday, December 9th, more than 1,100 people filled the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel to honor Israel’s brave soldiers.  The annual Gala, which was chaired for the fourth year by Cheryl & Haim Saban, was completely sold out by the first of December...Read More




FIDF Western Region Kicks Community Outreach Efforts into High Gear 

This year, FIDF Western Region launched an official FIDF Los Angeles Chapter Facebook page, which is off to a great start with a following of over 150 people (search “Friends of the Israel Defense Forces - Western Region, LA Chapter”).
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They came, they saw, they conquered!

LEGACY Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program Welcomed 16 Children/Siblings of Fallen Soldiers on Sunday, June 25th to Los Angeles
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Nefesh B'Nefesh Flight

On August 2nd, FIDF's first ever sponsoring of a Nefesh B’Nefesh chartered flight brought 85 new IDF soldiers from the U.S. to Israel. Western Region’s very own chairman of the National Rabbinic Cabinet, Rabbi Isaac Jeret, accompanied the soldiers on the flight, helping to escort and welcome the remarkable young men and women to their new home. FIDF featured a live broadcast of the arrival in hopes of sharing in our excitement and pride!
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Saluting the Future Soldiers of the IDF

While many of their peers are planning summer vacations and gearing up for college, there is a group of special young American men and women who have made a different choice.  They choose to leave their homes and their families, travel across the world and give their all protecting the state of Israel.
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Western Region Adopts Soldier’s House in Jerusalem

To provide for the soldiers' needs, FIDF Western Region has adopted and will fund a new Soldier’s House that will provide Lone Soldiers and soldiers who serve in the greater Jerusalem area with the accommodations and necessary facilities to support IDF’s mission.
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Bereaved “LEGACY” Children To Visit Los Angeles July 25th – August 5th

For the fourth year in a row, the Los Angeles Chapter will sponsor “LEGACY” children to ten days of summer camp fun, a day at Universal Studios, a shopping spree, and barbecue celebration party.
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FIDF Hosts Yom Ha’Atzmaut Party Featuring Photo Exhibit & IDF Musicians

On Tuesday, April 20th, nearly 250 guests attended FIDF - Los Angeles for a magnificent Yom Ha’Atzmaut Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel.  Underwritten by Ruth and Leo David and co-sponsored with strategic partner, Israeli Leadership Council, the event included a special exhibit of IDF photos by Ziv Koren, Israel’s pre-eminent photo journalist, as well as music by three gifted IDF musicians. 
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Western Region Gala Raises $5.2 Million to Benefit Soldiers

On Thursday, December 17th, more than 1,100 people filled the International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton hotel to honor Israel's brave soldiers. The annual LA Gala, which was once again chaired by Cheryl & Haim Saban, was completely sold out by the first of December and set a new record raising $5.2 million in support of a variety of programs that ease the burden and further the wellbeing of Israel's soldiers.
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Los Angeles Chapter “Gratitude” Mission Dedicates Projects and Thanks Soldiers with Spectacular Party

In the fall of 2009, FIDF supporters from Los Angeles traveled to Israel to express their heartfelt gratitude to Israel’s soldiers for their dedication and sacrifice. During the five day mission, participants received briefings, met with brigade officers and soldiers in Nablus in the West Bank, and visited an undercover anti-terrorism unit.
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