More than 700 prominent community leaders and FIDF supporters from across Michigan gathered for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Michigan Annual Gala, raising over $1 million to support FIDF’s educational and well-being programs for Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers. The annual gala at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield honored Israel’s brave soldiers and saluted local Lone Soldiers – those who immigrate to Israel with no immediate family to serve in the IDF.