Popular Israeli singer Ishay Ribo performed at an event on Tuesday with newly installed Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan at a fundraiser in New York to raise emergency funds for Migdal Ohr’s Israel coronavirus relief efforts.

The outdoor event, attended by several American Jewish philanthropists, was a fundraiser for American Friends of Migdal Ohr, the U.S.-based fundraising wing of the leading social and educational NGO in Israel. Among other programs, Migdal Ohr provides a countrywide network of schools and educational programs for children from challenging backgrounds.

In partnership with the Israeli government, Migdal Ohr is leading coronavirus relief efforts in the Jewish state.

In his first official event as ambassador, Erdan served as the keynote speaker.

“I am here as a fan of an organization very close to my heart,” he said. “Migdal Ohr truly impacts Israeli society in a way that few others do. As Minister of Public Security, I saw firsthand how it sent their counselors into Israeli jails to speak to prisoners from all backgrounds and walks of life. For them, no Israeli or Jew is beyond reach and has the potential to do good, regardless of their current circumstance.”

Ribo, who recently recovered from CVODI-19, said he was glad to get the word out.

“Migdal Ohr does so much good and is such an important lifeline for so many Israelis, so I am happy to help and contribute to this vital effort,” he said. “The American Jewish community has once again shown its generosity, even during such a difficult time, by coming out and assisting Migdal Ohr’s efforts and its recipients.”

Added Erdan: “This event demonstrates the unbreakable ties between the American Jewish community and the State of Israel, especially during challenging times.”

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