More than 1,200 supporters and guests from across the country will gather Tuesday, 16 Adar (March 14), for the annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National New York Gala Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan. FIDF National President Peter Weintraub will chair the gala, which will salute the brave soldiers of the IDF.
The “Night of Heroes” will celebrate the courageous Israeli aviators, navy soldiers, ground troops, and special forces who participate in Israel’s wars and special operations. The evening will also feature a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War.
Presiding as master of ceremonies will be Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman and distinguished guests will include FIDF’s leadership: National Chairman Arthur Stark; Weintraub; National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; and FIDF Tri-State Executive Director Galit Brichta.
The FIDF National New York Gala Dinner is FIDF’s flagship annual event, which raises millions of dollars to support educational and well-being programs for IDF soldiers and veterans. FIDF offers 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. FIDF proudly supports IDF soldiers, families of fallen soldiers, and wounded veterans through a variety of innovative programs.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)