Menu
FM Ashkenazi meets with Cypriot FM Nikos Christodoulides

FM Ashkenazi meets with Cypriot FM …

FM Ashkenazi: Israel and ...

MFA hosts virtual conference on digital diplomacy during the corona crisis

MFA hosts virtual conference on dig…

Some 150 participants wil...

PM Netanyahu chairs Corona Cabinet meeting

PM Netanyahu chairs Corona Cabinet …

The goal of the policy is...

Israel marks Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism

Israel marks Memorial Day for the f…

Remembrance Day, Yom Hazi...

President Rivlin and FM Katz host reception for the diplomatic and consular corps in Israel

President Rivlin and FM Katz host r…

President Rivlin: Althoug...

Special Holy Fire ceremony held during the coronavirus outbreak

Special Holy Fire ceremony held dur…

The traditional Holy Fire...

PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony marking Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony…

Prime Minister Benjamin N...

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 20-21 April 2020

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Reme…

The official Opening Cere...

Briefing for foreign ambassadors on Coronavirus management and cooperation with the Palestinians

Briefing for foreign ambassadors on…

During the briefing, the ...

Yad L'Achim Opens Hotline for Assistance from Experienced Psychologists, Social Workers

Yad L'Achim Opens Hotline for Assis…

Confused? Under Pressure?...

Prev Next
A+ A A-
Booking.com

Over $23M Raised at IAC Gala in LA Featured

Funds to strengthen Israeli-American community nationally and help build L.A. Center


BEVERLY HILLS, CA, More than 1,100 prominent Israeli-American community supporters and philanthropists from across the country raised $23.4 million at the Israeli-American Council (IAC)’S Seventh Annual Gala March 8 in Los Angeles.

The gala, at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel, marked the Israeli-American community’s achievements over the past year. The funds will go toward IAC programs that strengthen the Israeli-American community nationwide, which is estimated at 600,000 members. The funds will also help complete the purchase of a building and campus in the San Fernando Valley for a future Israeli-American Community Center, to serve the Greater L.A. area.

Evenhaim said the new Israeli-American Center will serve to further unite the community and the large array of activities the organization offers Israeli-Americans and American Jews of all ages. One of the Gala’s goals was to raise a portion of the $10 million necessary to complete the purchase of the property – and that goal was more than surpassed, Evenhaim said.

“The incredible outpouring of support at the gala underscores that Israeli Americans are highly focused on building our community for the future,” said IAC National Chairman Shawn Evenhaim.

Among the leading IAC guests was Israel’s Consul-General in L.A., David Siegel, who lauded the organization’s work. “The IAC is the glue that keeps the Israeli-American community connected to the State of Israel,” Siegel said.

IAC’s sold-out Los Angeles gala honored Roz and Jerry Rothstein, co-founders of StandWithUs, the international pro-Israel education and advocacy organization, and Stanley Black, this year’s lifetime achievement award recipient. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Black is the chairman and founder of Black Equities Group, a real estate investment company, and is among L.A.’s leading philanthropists.

“There is something we can learn from our enemies -- they are unified. We need to be much more unified. We should not focus on the 20 percent we don't agree on, we need to focus on the 80 percent that we all agree on,” said Rothstein.

Speakers at the event included Gala Co-Chairs Ruth Davidov and Orly Maciborski, veteran L.A. community leaders and IAC supporters; IAC Los Angeles Regional Council Chairwoman Miri Shepher, one of L.A.’s most active communal leaders and philanthropists; and Evenhaim, who has been active in the real estate and building industries since 1989 and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

One of New York’s top comedians, Israeli-American Modi Rosenfeld, hosted the gala, while Israeli classic rock superstars Danny, Gidi & Friends performed. A pre-gala VIP event featured a Q&A session with the Israeli rock stars.
Last modified onFriday, 25 December 2015 06:17

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

back to top

Sections

Jewish Traditions

About Us

Community

Cooperations

Follow Us