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  • By Gigi Nichols

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Michigan Women of Valor Luncheon

More than 300 women gathered for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Michigan Women of Valor Luncheon at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. The benefit featured a keynote speech from human rights attorney Gadi Ezra and honored Joan Chernoff Epstein. The event, co-chaired by Susie Pappas and Karen Weiss, raised nearly $500,000 to support the FIDF Impact! Scholarship Program, which grants four-year academic scholarships to Israel Defense Forces combat and combat-support soldiers from low socio-economic backgrounds.


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