SOURCE: Israeli Leadership Council

Israeli Leadership Council

May 01, 2009 13:15 ET

REMINDER: Media Advisory: LA Mayor Villaraigosa and Entrepreneur Leo David to Be Honored -- Israeli Leadership Council Hosts First Annual Gala Dinner

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2009) -

WHAT:       Using the occasion to recognize Israeli-American leadership and
            to celebrate Israel's 61st Independence Day, the Israeli
            Leadership Council (ILC) is hosting a gala dinner.  Slated to
            become an annual event, this inaugural gathering will be
            highlighted by the presentation of two awards.  Los Angeles
            Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will receive a special award for his
            ongoing support of the Jewish-Israeli community, as well as for
            the State of Israel itself.  Successful entrepreneur Leo David
            will receive the ILC 2009 Israeli-American Leader award.  Leo,
            who served in the Israel Defense Forces after immigrating to
            Israel from his native Germany, founded the Western Region of
            the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) in 1981.  David
            currently serves on the FIDF National Board of Directors and
            chairs the Western Region Chapter Board of Directors.  David,
            along with his wife Ruth, have a long history of providing
            relief, welfare, and education for Israel's soldiers.

            The ILC gala will also feature special performances by Rami
            Kleinstein and Einat Saruf.  One of Israel's most renowned pop
            superstars, Kleinstein is a triple platinum and gold album
            award winner who is widely lauded for his singing, composing,
            and arranging talents.  Born in south Tel Aviv, Saruf is also
            an applauded Israeli pop star who has been singing worldwide
            for more than 20 years.

            Information about the Israeli Leadership Council and the Gala
            can be found at  People interested
            in attending should call 310 821-9919 or

WHEN:       May 13, 2009
            6:30 p.m. - Reception; 7:30 p.m. - Dinner

WHERE:      The Beverly Hilton
            International Ballroom
            9876 Wilshire Blvd.
            Beverly Hills, CA 90210

CONTACT:    Richard Mahan
            (310) 821-9919

About ILC:  Founded in 2008, the mission of the Israeli Leadership Council
            (ILC) is to fortify and enhance a productive and continuous
            relationship between Israeli-Americans and the State of Israel
            through community empowerment, activism, and philanthropy.

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