NEW YORK – Famed comedian and longtime Tonight Show Host Jay Leno will headline a benefit concert for United Hatzalah of Israel on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Rose Hall. The show, “An Evening of Laughter and Song,” will begin at 7:30 pm.
“JM in the AM” radio host Nachum Segal is set to emcee the event, which will also include two of Jewish music’s leading performers 8th Day and Lipa. This unforgettable family event will delight and entertain both children and adults (special 25% discount for children under 12).
Founded in 2006, United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer emergency medical services organization in Israel. With 3,000 volunteer medics and a fleet of specially equipped motorcycle ambulances, United Hatzalah saves the lives of thousands of Israelis each year. Its services are free and available to all people regardless of race, religion or national origin—24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
To order tickets call 1-646-833-7108.
Coming on the eve of Passover—a time of celebration, togetherness, and new beginnings—the benefit is being billed as a night to save lives in Israel and aims to raise critical funds for the organization’s emergency medical assistance programs. One-hundred percent of all proceeds will go directly toward the purchase of medical equipment for volunteer medics in Israel.
From Ultra-Orthodox to secular, and Arab to Druze, United Hatzalah brings together thousands of volunteers throughout Israel, each united by a dedication to provide EMS assistance to anyone in need. “An Evening of Laughter and Song” similarly aims to bring together the full spectrum of the Jewish community. This unforgettable family event will delight and entertain both children and adults (special 25% discount for children under 12).
“The beauty of United Hatzalah is that we not only provide help when people need it most, but we also bring people of completely different backgrounds together because of it. I hope to see the entire Jewish community and other friends of Israel at the concert,” said Founder and President Eli Beer.
The benefit also serves to honor the United Hatzalah volunteers who often put their lives on hold—and in jeopardy—to save the lives of others: “We are so honored to have Jay Leno with us to support United Hatzalah’s medics, and I’m equally happy that Lipa and 8th Day will be there to get the crowd dancing in the aisles. I just wish I could invite all 3,000 United Hatzalah volunteers to this amazing show!”
Suki and Ding Productions are producing the event. Ticket prices start at $180; all proceeds go directly toward the purchase of emergency medical equipment.
To order tickets call 1-646-833-7108, or order online at: http://www.jazz.org/events/t-5569/.