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FIDF to Host Rev. Schidnler at Upcoming D.C. Gala
May 29 event to feature Schindler family archive curator, along with former Israeli defense chief and several IDF soldiers
The FIDF Washington D.C. Chapter will honor Rev. Schindler, who continues the Schindler legacy as curator of the Schindler family archives and as the founder of Schindler’s Ark. Mofaz, Israel’s former deputy prime minister and former minister of defense, led the Kadima party and also served as leader of the opposition in the Knesset from 2012-2013. Previously, he served as transportation minister, and was head of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Between 1998-2002, Mofaz served as the IDF Chief of the General Staff.
The FIDF Washington D.C. Chapter Gala will take place at the Marriott Conference Center in North Bethesda, MD.
Nitzan Yechezkeli, an FIDF IMPACT! Scholarship recipient, will also attend the gala to share his story. Nitzan served in the Israeli Navy’s Shayetet 13, a Navy Seal unit. He is currently pursuing higher education with the help of his scholarship from the FIDF IMPACT! Program, which provides IDF combat soldiers, who have completed their military service but cannot afford the cost of higher education, the opportunity to pursue their studies. As part of the program, students complete 130 hours of community service for every year of their scholarship.
The FIDF Washington D.C. community has adopted the Israeli Navy’s elite Shayetet 3 and Daburim Patrol Squadrons as part of theFIDF Adopt-a-Brigade Program. This program allows supporters to closely connect with IDF soldiers and focuses on providing financial aid for soldiers in-need and their families, supporting Lone Soldiers, sponsoring general wellbeing activities, and granting scholarships.
The gala will also host two active-duty IDF soldiers, Captain Tamar, a company commander in communications battalion 372 of the Central Command, and Major Benimin, commander of draftee training in a Givati training base.
WHAT: Annual FIDF Washington D.C. Chapter Gala
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Marriott Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Bethesda, MD
About Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF):
FIDF was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing and supporting educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the heroic men and women of the IDF. Today, FIDF has more than 120,000 loyal supporters, and 15 regional offices throughout the U.S. and Panama. FIDF proudly offers its support to the IDF soldiers and their families through a variety of unique and innovative programs. These opportunities reinforce the vital bond between the communities in the United States, the soldiers of the IDF, and the State of Israel. For more information, please visit: www.fidf.org.
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Rachel Channon, Puder Public Relations