September 2019 -- Elul 5779-Tishri 5780,  Volume 25, Issue 9

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FIDF Tri-State Women’s Brigade Inaugural Luncheon

Galia Lahav

Some 250 women supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) from across the Tri-State area will gather October 23 at Metropolitan West in New York City for the FIDF Tri-State Women’s Brigade Inaugural Luncheon at 11:30 am.  The event will feature Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Brig. Gen. (Res.) Gila Klifi-Amir, a 30-year veteran of the IDF who served as the chief of the general staff’s advisor on women’s affairs and handled all matters concerning women’s military service.


Co-chairing the women’s luncheon are FIDF supporters Shari Yardeni and Tanya Zuckerbrot, creator of the F-Factor Diet. Other distinguished guests will include FIDF Tri-State Executive Director Galit Brichta, and FIDF Tri-State Affinity Division Director Jessica Toledano.


The event will inaugurate the FIDF Tri-State Women’s Brigade, established under the umbrella of the newly-formed FIDF Tri-State Affinity Groups Division. Featured during the luncheon will be Sivan Bar-Or, the widow of Maj. Tzafrir Bar-Or z”l, who commanded a special operations reconnaissance unit in the IDF’s elite Golani Brigade and was killed in battle during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.


The luncheon will precede a fashion showcase by Israeli couture designer Galia Lahav. Luxury jewelry designer Alexandra Mor, who will attend as well, created a special custom-made gold and diamond necklace for the FIDF Women’s Brigade, which will be available for brigade supporters to purchase. Women can join the FIDF Women’s Brigade at $3,600 per year and will have access to buy the necklace directly from the vendor.


“We are thrilled to host this exciting event for the first time and give Tri-State women the opportunity to connect and support the brave men and women of the IDF,” said Toledano.


Funds raised at the event will support FIDF’s programs for the educational, cultural, recreational, and social needs of the men and women of the IDF.


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