Undoubtedly, United Hatzalah hosted their annual Miami gala in Aventura with 1200 supporters from across the globe. Guests of the gala were indulged with a special performance by the most famous classical tenor, Andrea Bocelli. Bocelli brought out his 10-year-old daughter, Virginia, who sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. She then continued to inspire guests with the classic song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” At the daughter’s suggestion the guitar that Bocelli was performing with was auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the charity.
Altogether, the evening event raised $13 million. Guests included Israeli Consul General in Miami Maor Elbaz-Starinsky, Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Miami-based artist Romero Britto, Howard Goldstein, Chair of Israel Bonds, former US Ambassador to Israel , David Friedman, and United Board Members and Chairs of the Hatzalah International Committee Erica and Mark Gerson.
Finally, Dolce & Gabbana sponsored the VIP reception, showcasing a collection of Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria of unique creations, curated especially for United Hatzalah. Leaders Margo and Yoram Cohen and Andrea Veronica Bocelli were honored for their support of United Hatzalah. DJ David Edry entertained the after-party guests until late in the evening. The gala was co chaired by Tila Falic-Levi and Robin Jacobs, with Passion Growers donating gorgeous roses for the evening and Jassi & Co Creative creating beautiful floral arrangements.
Founder and President of United Hatzalah Eli Beer stated “I deeply appreciate everyone who attended this special evening dedicated to saving lives in Israel, and I am blown away by the warm welcome and support from the Miami community. Every donation helps save lives”
For more information on United Hatzalah please visit www.israelrescue.org/donate.