Sponsorship Levels

Prime Minister $25,000
Invitation for 4 to private dinner with VIP guests and soldiers
Seating for 20
IDF Soldier/Dignitary will be seated at your table

Minister of Defense $10,000  
Invitation for 2 to private dinner with VIP guests and soldiers
Seating for 12
IDF Soldier/Dignitary will be seated at your table

IDF Chief of Staff $5,000
Invitation for 2 to private dinner with VIP guests and soldiers
Seating for 12

Major General $3,600
Seating for 10

All Sponsorships above will be recognized in the Gala Program and be acknowledged on screen.
Table locations are prioritized by level of sponsorship

Individual Dinner Ticket $360
Individual Young Adult (30 and under) or Clergy Ticket $180

Corporate Sponsors Welcome!
Showcase your company at the FIDF Gala – click here for details

Chaired by:

Polly & Ralph Robinson | Suzy & Jack Schaffer


Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
2222 West Loop S,
Houston, TX 77027


For all questions, please contact the
FIDF Texas Region Office.



Questions? – Please contact the FIDF Texas Region Office – 713.955.0225 or email

Can I order a gluten free or vegetarian meal?
Yes, please call or email our office no later than 1 week prior to the event.
Can I register without providing credit card information?
Please call 713-955-0225 or email
Some of the guests listed on my registration cannot attend, can I bring someone else instead?
Sure! However, all guests will be asked to provide a form of identification at Gala check-in so you must contact our office to provide their names in advance of the Gala – not doing so can cause unnecessary delay when you arrive.
Where should I park?
Parking is adjacent to the hotel. Self-Park is Complimentary and we will provide $7.00 of the cost for valet parking ($14). Don’t forget to ask for your validation sticker at Gala Check-in.
What time will the Gala end?
The Gala will end at approximately 8:30 pm.
Will alcohol be served at the dinner?
Yes, red and white wine will be served.
Will the food be kosher?
Yes, the dinner will be supervised by Houston Kashrut Association – (HKA).
Will there be security at the Gala?
Yes, all guests will be asked to provide a form of Identification at Gala check-in and then walk through a magnetometer (metal-detector).
How much of each ticket is non-deductible?
$130 of the Gala Dinner ticket price is non-deductible.
I have a concealed handgun permit – can I bring my weapon to the gala?
No firearms will be permitted under any circumstances.
What is the attire for the gala?
Business Attire

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FrSaluting Israeliends of the Israel Defense Forces
Texas Region
P. O. Box 22245 | Houston, TX 77227
713.955.0225 | |

Arthur Stark, FIDF National Chairman
Peter Weintraub, FIDF National President
Maj. Gen (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir, FIDF National Director & CEO
Max Blankfeld, FIDF Texas Region Chair
Danny Gutman, FIDF Texas Region Director

Friends of the IDF is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Non-Profit ID #13-3156445
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. $130 of your Gala ticket price is non-deductible.

As of 2016, FIDF has been awarded with the highly-coveted (and highest) 4-Star rating by Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America for the sixth straight year. Only 4% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 6 consecutive, 4-Star evaluations indicating that FIDF “outperforms most other charities in America.”

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