Barbra Lends Voice to “Friends of the Israel Defense Forces” Gala in LA.
December 10, 2011, 2:00am

On Thursday night, in a rare performance, Barbra took to the stage to lend her voice at the “Friends of the Israel Defense Forces” Gala at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Barbra’s set included four songs.

•“The Windmills of your Mind” From Grammy-nominated album What Matters Most (available now at and iTunes)
•“The Way We Were”
•“Avinu Malkeinu” – which Barbra recorded originally in 1997 on her triple-platinum album, “Higher Ground.” Translated into English, “Our Father, Our King” is a Jewish prayer traditionally sung during the Jewish High Holidays.

Additional entertainment was provided by David Foster and friends.

The event was also attended by Jason Alexander – who was “Master of Ceremonies” – and “Gala Chairs” Cheryl & Haim Saban.

The FIDF proudly offers its support to Israel’s soldiers and their families through a variety of unique and innovative programs and projects. FIDF programs fund educational scholarships; provide social services and financial aid to distressed young soldiers to help their families stay afloat; and support special programs for the children and families of fallen soldiers. Additionally, FIDF constructs dozens of major capital projects that include sports centers, synagogues, auditoriums, recreational facilities, and swimming pools all of which provide for the well-being of Israel’s soldiers.

Above: Barbra with Haim Saban.

Above: The National Director of Friends of the IDF, Maj. General (Res.) Yitzhak “Jerry” Gershon, Barbra Streisand, David Foster, Haim Saban and members of the Israeli Defense Force.

Alexi Rosenfeld – AJR Photography.