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Father Gabriel Naddaf, founder of the Christian IDF (Israel Defense Force) Forum, will speak March 28 at the Friends of the IDF fourth annual dinner in Houston to honor Israel’s soldiers, at the Royal Sonesta. The IDF is made up of a variety of faiths, including Jews, Christians, Druze and Muslims. The reception starts at 6 p.m. Dinner co-chairs are Robinand Bennett Greenspan and Susan and Max Reichenthal. Other host-committee members are Deisi and Max Blankfeld, Deborah and Reuben Bar Yadin, Tali and Eric Blumrosen, Vicki and Andy Bursten, Marjorie and Clive Fields, Elizabeth and David Grzebinski, Nicole and Glenn Lowenstein, Elise and Mark Newman, Polly and Ralph Robinson, Laurie and Jeff Rosenberg, Caren and Darrell Rosenthal, Rhoda and Steve Saka, Robin and Brad Stein, and Aileen and Mark Weycer. Some host leaders are David Barish and Linda Jayaram, Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein, Judy and Mark Mucasey, Leslie and Russ Robinson, Robyn and Jeff Shkolnick, and Joy and Benjamin Warren. For tickets, see fidf.org/TXGALA or call 713-955-0225.