Adopt a Family honors Israeli resilience at annual gala

Julie Rosoff, Orly Perez (co- chair of gala), Shira Schaffer (co-chair of Gala) Doris Elihu (board member), CEO and co-founder Carine Chitayat, Ruth Dahan, Sheryl Goodman (board member), Kimberly Raoufpur, Reine Krief and Veronique Benchimol.
(Julia Elihu)

The Adopt a Family Foundation, a local organization that supports victims of terror financially and emotionally in Israel, held its annual gala on March 31 at Liberty Station. The gala was co-chaired by Orly Perez and Shira Schaffer, and was attended by over 200 guests.

Local artist Cyrus Raoufpur with a silent auction art piece.
(Julia Elihu)

Supporters of the foundation heard a moving presentation by keynote speaker Almog Boker followed by Yaniv Perez. The program included a live auction , silent auction, and musical entertainment by Shanee “The Voice of Peace.” The silent auction consisted of contemporary paintings which incorporated the theme of the night,“Celebrating Bravery Honoring Resilience.” These paintings were generously donated by seven local artists in the community and supporters of the foundation.

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Yaniv Perez and teen soccer players from Sderot, Israel.
(Julia Elihu)

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