Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots’ owner, is the keynote speaker at United Hatzalah’s upcoming fourth annual gala in New York City. It’s on Tuesday, June 6, at Cipriani Wall Street. About 1,000 guests are expected to attend the gala, which will include entertainment, food, and drinks, and will generate support for the work done in Israel by more than 6,500 medical volunteers there. The young leadership afterparty, at 9 p.m., expects to draw about 500 people.
United Hatzalah provides free care to all, regardless of race, religion, sexuality, gender, or national origin. It also joins forces with Mr. Kraft’s “Stand Up to Jewish Hate” campaign, an initiative to fight antisemitism globally.
David Blitzer, who owns the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Cleveland Guardians, and Real Salt Lake, is the gala chair. David Adelman, Alan Tisch, and Mitchell Moinian, the host committee chair, will also be there.
United Hatzalah volunteers from Israel have participated in many global relief efforts after climate disasters and humanitarian crises, including the earthquake in Turkey, hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Florida, the Russian-Ukrainian war, and the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, Fla.
Funds raised will go toward buying new vehicles and medical equipment and training additional volunteers. The goal is to continue to reduce the organization’s response time of three minutes throughout Israel and 90 seconds in large metropolitan areas. “This year the gala has a very special meaning to us; it is part of a larger push to fight antisemitism and secure the peace and safety of Israelis, as well as those that visit Israel,” said Eli Beer, United Hatzalah’s president and founder. “Being able to have the support of Robert Kraft, one of the leading figures in the American Jewish philanthropic community, and a business icon, is an honor. I hope that all those in attendance will enjoy the evening and help us raise awareness and funds to help us save lives and combat antisemitism simultaneously.”
For tickets, tables, and sponsorship opportunities, go to UHNYGala.com.