Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) will hold its 2020 National Gala virtually. The first-ever online FIDF National Gala, a coast-to-coast celebration, will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2020. The evening, themed “A Night of Heroes,” will begin at 7pm EDT.

FIDF’s National Gala is one of the largest and most prestigious galas in the American Jewish philanthropic community. This year, the gala will bring together thousands of FIDF supporters representing all chapters from across the United States, to express their appreciation for the brave young soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who risk their lives to protect the State of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide.

This FIDF initiative aims to enable the global FIDF family to unite for an unprecedented night of giving and extraordinary solidarity, saluting Israel’s IDF protectors, despite the limitations posed by Covid-19.