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Stevie Wonder to perform for IDF

Popular American musician to take part in annual gala of Friends of IDF organization in Los Angeles

Yedioth Ahronoth reporter
Published: 11.25.12, 16:03 / Israel Culture

The annual gala of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) organization will be held on Thursday, December 6, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.


The event will be hosted by Cheryl and Haim Saban and is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 members of the Los Angeles Jewish community. The gala is considered one of the organization's flagship events and is known to raise millions of dollars.


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The world's leading artists have performed at the event over the years, and this year Saban managed to recruit Stevie Wonder. Last year the audience had the privilege of listening to Barbra Streisand, and the year before they enjoyed a performance by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.


According to Haim Saban, "The annual FIDF Western Region Gala has become a tradition and a must-attend event for the Los Angeles Jewish community. The event connects the warm community to the IDF's soldiers, and this is our opportunity to thank the soldiers who defend the State."


The guests of honor at the gala will include FIDF National Director Major-General (Res.) Yitzhak 'Jerry' Gershon, FIDF Chairman Nily Falic, FIDF National President Julian Josephson, Israeli-American businessman and leader of the Los Angeles Jewish community Eli Tene.


FIDF is a non-profit organization which has been operating in the United States for 31 years. It was founded by a group of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the US to provide for the wellbeing of the men and women who serve in the IDF as well as the familiesof fallen soldiers.



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