Best of Israel/Best of New York Gala to Feature Chita Rivera, Tom Wopat and Rodney Hicks

News   Best of Israel/Best of New York Gala to Feature Chita Rivera, Tom Wopat and Rodney Hicks Charlie Rose will host the annual American Friends of Rabin Medical Center's Best of Israel/Best of New York Gala, which will be held Nov. 1 in the Empire Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera Photo by Laura Marie Duncan

Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz will introduce the entertainment portion of the evening, which will feature Tony winner Chita Rivera, Tom Wopat and Rodney Hicks.

The evening will honor Peter Riguardi, President of Jones Lang LaSalle, as well as Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler; the producing couple will receive the Award of Excellence.

Guest chefs Todd English and Mika Sharon are collaborating to design a dual menu for the fundraiser. A jewelry show will include Judith Ripka, Hanna Stern, Sigal Shohat and others. Israeli fashion designers Mira Zwillinger and Irena Burshtein will present evening and cocktail wear alongside SOHO Boutique Rosebud’s casual wear.

For more information visit http://afrmc.kintera.org/2010Gala, email afrmc@afrmc.org, or call (212) 279-2522.

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Proceeds from the evening will benefit life-saving cancer care and research at the Rabin Medical Center.

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