Staff Sergeant Hilla, an IDF active-duty paramedic, and her commander, Major Yehuda, whose life she saved, will discuss their remarkable story of heroism and perseverance. They will give FIDF supporters a firsthand look into the lives of two soldiers who risk their lives protecting the Jewish homeland. Last year, Staff Sgt. Hilla, who began her military service in 2016 and joined a special paramedics course, saved Maj. Yehuda’s life after he was hit in the chest by shrapnel. Yehuda’s life-threatening injury occurred while both soldiers were serving along the Gaza border during a period of heightened tension and protests. “FIDF’s New Jersey chapter has always supported the brave men and women who risk their lives protecting Israel,” FIDF NJ’s director, Howard Gases, said. “This event provides a unique opportunity for our local supporters to hear first-hand the incredible, heroic story of one young soldier saving the life of another. Meeting soldiers in person builds bonds between our local Jewish communities and those in Israel, and confirms why we must support those who protect the Jewish homeland.” February 7. (646) 274-9650 or Howard.Gases@fidf.org.