Young leaders help the FIDF with a gala gathering in N.Y. 
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Young leaders help the FIDF with a gala gathering in N.Y. 

Ali Faivus of Englewood, FIDF Young Leadership-New York board vice president, left, with Talia Hermesh, gala co-chair; a former unnamed IDF soldier, and Alex Berman, FIDF YL-NY board president, at the New York FIDF gala. (Courtesy FIDF)
Ali Faivus of Englewood, FIDF Young Leadership-New York board vice president, left, with Talia Hermesh, gala co-chair; a former unnamed IDF soldier, and Alex Berman, FIDF YL-NY board president, at the New York FIDF gala. (Courtesy FIDF)

Over 1,300 gathered to support Israeli soldiers at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Young Leadership New York gala earlier this month at Metropolitan Pavilion. The event, with gourmet food, open bar, casino-style games, and luxury prizes, which also celebrated Israel’s 70th birthday, raised $500,000.

 “Throughout the year we have the incredible opportunity to meet dozens of soldiers from the IDF, each one a hero,” said FIDF Young Leadership-New York president Alex Berman. “And whenever we do so, we want it to be a reminder to them that they have friends, family and supporters across the globe. What better example of that and what better show of strength than 1,300 young professionals coming together to celebrate, honor and support our brothers and sisters in the IDF?”

Funds raised at this event will go toward FIDF well-being and educational programs for IDF soldiers.

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