The acceptance speeches and remarks from our 2013 Gala honorees along with those from National ZOA President Mort Klein and Philadelphia ZOA Co-President Lee Bender are now posted. There are also photo collages of the event.
Just click on http://www.zoaphilly.org/index.php?page=gala-2013 to see the video clips and the photos. Enjoy. Also, let others know they can see and hear our Gala speakers. Each had important and inspiring remarks about Israel, Zionism and activism.
Our honorees were: author Nonie Darwish, who received the Ben Hecht Award for Outstanding Journalism and was also our keynote speaker; State Senator Anthony Williams, who received our Friend of Zion Award; Rabbi Eric Yanoff, religious leader of Temple Adath Israel, who received our Guardian of Israel Award; and Ruth C. and Mort B. Gleit, who received our Pillars of the Community Award.
A special thanks to Gala chairman Howard Katzoff, co-chair Eleanor Weinglass, assistant Linda Rosen, volunteer and centerpiece maker Heather Berman and our many volunteers who were on the scene and behind the scenes to make the Gala a success. Thanks also to the businesses, foundations, families and individuals who donated to make our Gala a success. For some photos of the gala, click on this link.
Friends, Philadelphia ZOA will honor three wonderful individuals and an amazing couple at our annual Gala on Wednesday, October 9 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue. Please take the opportunity to congratulate them and thank them for all of their efforts on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people by placing a notice or ad in our commemorative Ad Journal. It is also a great way to promote your business or service, or to express your support for Israel or the work ZOA does throughout our region.
Just go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7257255647 which will take you to our Eventbrite page. There are a variety of ad sizes, and some even come with tickets to the Gala. You can also purchase tickets individually at this site. Thank you.