Adopt a Family Gala: ‘Celebrating 70 Years of Courage’

Irving and Olivia Okovita and Ashley and Steven Okovita at Adopt a Family Gala.

The Adopt a Family Foundation held its annual gala on March 18 at the El Cortez Downtown San Diego.

The gala was attended by over 200 guests who enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by a dinner, guest speaker, live auction and music entertainment by Shanee.

Claude Benchimol, Michael Elbaz, Sheryl Goodman (board member) Carine Chitayat (CEO and co-Founder of Adopt a Family Foundation) and Doron Malka (board member).
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The mission of Adopt a Family Foundation is to provide a means for giving financial and emotional support to Israeli citizens and their families who have been victims of terror. The locally-founded organization adopts a new family every year.

Proceeds from the annual gala go toward supporting families, programs in Israel and providing extra therapies to families suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Leetal BenZvi,Julie Rosoff,Jenny Michan,Sheryl Goodman, Ruth Dahan, Doris Elihu, Veronique Benchimol, Carine Chitayat, Orly Perez, Yael Hershkovitz and Kimberly Raoufpur
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