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Over $1.7M Raised for Wounded Israeli Soldiers by Belev Echad Supporters

(Courtesy of Belev Echad) Some 500 supporters gathered for the sold-out Belev Echad Annual Dinner in support of wounded Israel Defense Forces (IDF) veterans. The event, held at the Capitale in Manhattan, marked the 10-year anniversary of the Belev Echad Organization, which was started by Rabbi Uriel and Shevy Vigler.

The evening—which included a special Chanukah candle lighting—raised $1.7M to support wounded Israeli soldiers and their families. Celebrities in attendance included Netflix hit series Shtisel star Michael Aloni (Kive Shtisel), Fauda star Moran Rosenblatt (Anat Moreno) and Dr. Mike Evans, a well-known Christian Zionist.

Jewish music superstar Yaakov Shwekey delighted guests with a brief performance during the event.

One of the highlights during the gala was an award ceremony for 11 wounded IDF veterans who traveled for the event from Israel. The wounded veterans took part in a 10-day tour of New York City courtesy of Belev Echad, during which they attended the Brooklyn Nets versus Chicago Bulls game and visited top New York visitors’ attractions, including the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero.

“Belev Echad aims to show the Jewish people’s gratitude to IDF veterans for putting their lives on the line to protect and defend the Jewish state,” said Rabbi Vigler. “These soldiers have all made huge sacrifices by honoring that commitment and it has been my pleasure introducing them to grateful and admiring members of the New York Community who all recognize their heroism.”

For additional information please visit: http://belevechad.nyc/

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