Our gala event features a savory reception followed by the moving and gripping stories of two inspiring Israelis.
Lior Raz is an Israeli actor and screenwriter best know for creating the political thriller Fauda in which Raz stars as Doron Kavillio, the commander of an undercover counter-terrorism Mista'arvim unit. In 2017, The New York Times selected Fauda as the best international show of the year. In 2018, the show won 11 Israeli TV Academy Awards, including best TV drama, best actor for Raz, and best screenplay, casting, cinematography, recording and special effects.
Ziv Shilon is the "stuff legends are made of". Captain Ziv Shilon led his troupes into Gaza in 2012. After an IED exploded next to him and blew off one arm and almost completely severed another. Ziv lay unconscious for four days, his life hanging in the balance. The underwent eight operation to reconstruct his arm, receiving 52 units of blood, more than eight times the amount circulating in the human body. Over the next 6 years, he overcame self-doubt to achieve the impossible completing 3 marathons, an iron man competition, starting a successful hi-tech business, and most importantly being a loving husband and father to his wife, daughter and son.