Following 6:00 p.m. worship service, join the Women’s Auxiliary of Congregation Emanu-El for Shabbat Dinner as we welcome guest speaker Major General (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir, National Director and CEO of Friends of the IDF.
During his distinguished 33 years of military service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Major General Meir Klifi-Amir held several command positions within the IDF, including Commander of the 55th Paratroopers Brigade and the Commander of the Infantry 84th Givati Brigade.
From 2001-2007, General Klifi held a wide range of commanding roles, including Commander of the 91st Division on the Israel-Lebanon border, the Head of the Joint Doctrine and Training Division of the General Staff Command, and the Deputy Chief of the Ground Forces Command.
From 2007-2010, General Klifi served as the Military Secretary to Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert and Benjamin Netanyahu and operated as their Special Security Advisor and Partner in National Security decisions.
Prior to assuming his role as National Director and CEO of Friends of the IDF in September 2014, General Klifi worked as a security consultant, specializing in national security and strategic planning for governments and agencies worldwide.
General Klifi holds a B.A. in Political Science from Haifa University in Israel, and he is a graduate of Israel’s National Security College. He is married to Brigadier General (Res.) Gila Klifi-Amir, and they have three children, and one beautiful granddaughter.
Rsvp by Monday, April 1St. Cost is $50 for Women’s Auxiliary and Men’s Club members; $60 for all other temple members and their guests.
About FIDF (Friends of the IDF)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) is a non-political, non-military organization that provides for wellbeing of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), veterans and family members. We are the single organization representing the IDF across North America and Panama, as designated by Gadi Eisenkot, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF.
The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care to ease the burden they carry on behalf of the Jewish community worldwide.
Established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors under the leadership of John Klein z”l, FIDF is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that operates 20 regional offices in the United States and Panama, with headquarters in New York City.