A big thank you to Elem Entry Activist Mitchell Slepian for preparing the below press release with such exciting news:

Israeli Idol Winner, Diana Golbi, to Perform at Elem’s “Meet a Star Under the Starlight” Fundraiser

All Money Raised at Performance will help Youth in Distress in Israel
WHAT: Diana Golbi, 2010 winner of Kokhav Nolad, the Israeli version of American Idol, to perform at Elem’s “Meet a Star Under the Starlight” fundraiser. All funds raised from the minimum $100 price of admission will go directly to Elem to assist more youth in need.
Elem is Israel’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and adjudicated Jewish and Arab Israeli youth. Golbi is an Elem success story.

WHEN: Sept. 15, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

WHERE: The rooftop of the Setai Building, 40 Broad Street, NYC

WHO: Golbi came to Israel with her family from the former Soviet Union and was faced with the tribulations of adapting to a new culture and the deterioration of her family structure. Taunted by classmates for being Russian and despondent after a close friend overdosed on drugs, Golbi started spending nights away from home and became one of Israel’s “street children.” She found support and direction from ELEM’s night van volunteers and social workers who encouraged her to pursue her talents and helped her turn her life around. She auditioned for Kokhav Nolad. Golbi was named winner of its eighth season, Sept. 4, 2010.

About Elem
ELEM was founded in 1982 by a group of American and Israeli professionals and lay volunteers to help Israel’s population of at-risk youth become productive citizens. Today ELEM is Israel’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and adjudicated Jewish and Arab Israeli youth. The youth ELEM serves face tremendous hurdles; many live below the poverty line or struggle to assimilate as new immigrants. With a network of 250 professionals and almost 2,000 volunteers, ELEM is able to reach tens of thousands of youth each year. ELEM provides a unique brand of non-judgmental, innovative aid including group and individual therapy, mentoring, occupational and educational placement, and vocational training. ELEM also operates a wide network of counseling and support centers, as well as a fleet of outreach vans that take to the streets to reach the hidden “children of the night”.

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