Star of ‘Fauda’ to speak at FIDF NJ Tribute Dinner

Star of ‘Fauda’ to speak at FIDF NJ Tribute Dinner

Photo courtesy of Rona-Lee Shim’on.
Photo courtesy of Rona-Lee Shim’on.

SOME 500 FRIENDS of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across New Jersey will gather on Monday, Dec. 2, for the 2019 FIDF New Jersey Tribute Dinner, featuring Israeli TV and film actress Rona-Lee Shim’on, co-star of the hit Netflix series “Fauda.” The event, “A Night of Heroes,” will salute Israel’s brave men and women in uniform.

Cpl. Peri from Manalapan, a lone soldier who serves as a welfare officer, will be among the attending IDF soldiers.

Co-chairing the dinner are FIDF supporters Ellen Sokoloff and Annette Tauber Stern. Other guests include FIDF national board members Sammy Bar-Or, Melinda Lowell Paltrow, and Lloyd Sokoloff; FIDF supporters Chic and Shelley Paradis, Donna Calcaterra, Gil Mayor, Aline Friedman, Allison Nagelberg, Saul Scherl, and Steve Mermelstein; FIDF national director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; FIDF tri-state executive director Galit Brichta; and FIDF New Jersey director Howard Gases.

“Our annual dinner will be a wonderful opportunity to meet active duty soldiers of different backgrounds, all with the same goal of protecting Israel,” said Gases. “Our supporters from the community will have the chance to hear from Rona-Lee Shim’on and thank the brave soldiers who defend Israel and directly benefit from FIDF’s important well-being and educational programs.”

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and cocktails followed by a program and dessert at 7:45. All money raised will go toward FIDF educational and well-being programs for IDF soldiers.

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