Las Vegas Chapter
Throughout Las Vegas and other Nevada communities, there are thousands of committed supporters to FIDF and the soldiers of Israel. Spearheaded by Dana and Michael Werner, FIDF National Board Members, FIDF hosts an annual Las Vegas Gala in support of our brave men and women in uniform. We are deeply appreciative of all of our donors who support the wellbeing and educational needs of the heroic IDF soldiers.
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Articles & Past Events
FRIENDS OF THE IDF LAS VEGAS RAISES OVER $800,000 TO SUPPORT ISRAELI SOLDIERS AMID TENSIONS IN ISRAEL
Some 400 community leaders gather at FIDF Las Vegas 5th Annual Gala
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18 – Some 400 members of the Las Vegas community, including Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson and Sherriff Joe Lombardo, gathered last Thursday for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Las Vegas Gala to support the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). This year’s FIDF Las Vegas gala raised over $800,000 – double the amount raised at any previous FIDF Las Vegas gala – with help from a matching gift by the Adelsons, making it the FIDF’s most successful event in Nevada.
Temple Beth Shalom help raise money for the FIDF Dignity Project
On a bright sunny May 3, 2015, the members of Temple Beth Sholom in Las Vegas, NV gathered to raise awareness and money for the FIDF Dignity Project. After hearing from two of the TBS young adults spending a gap year in Israel via skype, the group of about 150 set out for a three mile hike starting and ending at the Temple. The Dignity Project was described to participants including many from the TBS religious school. Members of USY served as local guides placed at strategic locations along the route. At the end of the hike, over $12,000 were raised for FIDF Dignity Project
FIDF LAS VEGAS SUPPORTERS GATHER FOR ISRAELI SOLDIERS
LAS VEGAS, May 6 – The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Las Vegas Chapter showed its appreciation for the community that helped raise more than $500,000 at its December gala with a Caesar’s Palace event, hosted by Dana and Michael Werner last week.
More than 40 people attended this month’s FIDF event, including IDF Cpl. Joey of Las Vegas, a Lone Soldier (those who immigrate to Israel without family and enlist in the army) who spoke about his experience during last summer’s Operation Brother’s Keeper; and 1st Lt. Neri, an IDF Armored Corps. deputy company commander, who fought in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.
3rd Annual Saving Lives Gala benefitting the soldiers of the IDF
The Russian community of Los Angeles, in conjunction with Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region, gathered together April 6, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 3rd annual Saving Lives Gala. The 2014 Gala strengthened the foundation of a lasting relationship between the Russian Community of Los Angeles and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, raising $335,000 in support of Israel’s brave soldiers.