The Philadelphia District of the Zionist Organization of America, a non-profit group that concentrates on education, advocacy and outreach on behalf of Israel and a strong and mutually beneficial U.S.-Israel relationship, will honor 1210 AM WPHT talk-radio host Dom Giordano at Philadelphia ZOA’s first Tribute Gala in many years on Thursday, Sept. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Hilton on City Avenue. Tickets are on sale now at http://zoaphiladelphia2011.eventbrite.com/
We are giving Dom the prestigious Ben Hecht Award – the first time this award has been presented beyond New York. For more on Hecht, who was a screenwriter, patriot and Zionist, see: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0372942/ See more at Wikipedia about Hecht’s patriotism, civil rights work and efforts to help Jews: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hecht#Civil_rights_activismZOA is a great organization and we strongly support this event. Tell your friends about it. Put a group together. Be sure to attend!
We will also honor Rabbi Fred Kazan with our Guardian of Israel Award. Rabbi Kazan is religious leader of Historic Congregation Kesher Israel in Society Hill, and Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Adath Israel in Merion.
The VIP reception will include a kosher dinner buffet and open bar. Following that will be the award presentations and speeches, plus keynote speaker Jonathan Tobin of Commentary magazine and remarks by ZOA National President Morton Klein. Gary Erlbaum will be the emcee. Following that there will be a dessert reception.