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KNOWLEDGE<br />

MOVES<br />

US<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> <strong>NEWS</strong>


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> <strong>NEWS</strong> VOL. 20 PAGE 3<br />

KNOWLEDGE<br />

MOVES<br />

US<br />

DEAR FRIEND,<br />

W<br />

e’re pleased to share the Spring<br />

<strong>2018</strong> edition of <strong>AFHU</strong> News<br />

<strong>2018</strong> marks the centennial anniversary<br />

of the Hebrew University<br />

pioneering research and academic<br />

programs, helping to propel interna-<br />

additional content on our website.<br />

Thank you for being part of our Hebrew<br />

which highlights the recent research<br />

of Jerusalem’s founding, and we<br />

tional partnerships, and strengthening<br />

University-<strong>AFHU</strong> family.<br />

discoveries by Hebrew University<br />

look forward to an exciting 81st<br />

public awareness of HU’s innovations<br />

experts, HU faculty accomplishments,<br />

International Board of Governors<br />

and commitment to advancing our<br />

Sincerely,<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> activities, leadership profiles,<br />

meeting in June. <strong>AFHU</strong>’s outreach in<br />

understanding of the environment,<br />

Beth Asnien McCoy<br />

and other features designed to keep<br />

support of the university is succeeding<br />

agriculture, technology, human health,<br />

you informed of the latest and most<br />

in powerful ways: we are expanding<br />

and so much more.<br />

promising developments in the U.S.<br />

our network of American Friends;<br />

Please feel free to share this digital<br />

and Israel.<br />

generating new funding sources for<br />

publication with friends and explore the


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> <strong>NEWS</strong> VOL. 20 PAGE 5<br />

Sherri Siskin<br />

Executive Director, Southeast Region<br />

A<br />

FHU welcomes Sherri Siskin as<br />

Executive Director of the Southeast<br />

Region. A seasoned development<br />

professional of 14 years, with deep connections<br />

to the South Florida Jewish<br />

community and Israel, Sherri brings<br />

extensive experience and passion to<br />

her new role. Sherri previously served<br />

as Executive Director of Friends of<br />

the Israel Defense Forces in the Palm<br />

Beach and Broward Region, where she<br />

designed and implemented a successful<br />

strategic plan in fund and leadership<br />

development. She generated major<br />

gift funding, attracted new supporters,<br />

forged community partnerships, and led<br />

missions to Israel. In prior years, Sherri<br />

used her expertise to advance the work<br />

of American Friends of Bar-Ilan University<br />

and the Jewish Federation of Palm<br />

Beach County. She is a former Director<br />

of Development and Special Projects for<br />

the Friedman Commission for Jewish<br />

Education and worked on behalf of the<br />

Sherri Siskin<br />

Jewish Federation of Broward County<br />

as a Planned Giving Officer.<br />

An active volunteer, Sherri has participated<br />

in the Jewish Community<br />

Relations Council of the Jewish Federation<br />

of Palm Beach County, the Palm<br />

Beach Synagogue, and Hadassah’s<br />

Westport, Connecticut Chapter. She<br />

has lent her time and energy to various<br />

organizations dedicated to outreach,<br />

leadership cultivation, and the provision<br />

of programs and services.<br />

Sherri received her B.A. from the<br />

University of Michigan and studied<br />

Middle East and Foreign Affairs at the<br />

Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She<br />

earned an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern<br />

University.<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> NATIONAL<br />

LEADERSHIP<br />

Board of Directors Officers, Honorary Presidents, and Chairs<br />

PRESIDENT<br />

Marc O. <strong>May</strong>er<br />

CHAIR OF THE BOARD<br />

Daniel I. Schlessinger<br />

VICE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD<br />

Mark R. Gordon<br />

Frances R. Katz<br />

Richard S. Ziman<br />

VICE PRESIDENTS<br />

Charles H. Goodman<br />

Kenneth L. Stein<br />

Ronald M. Zimmerman<br />

HONORARY PRESIDENTS<br />

Stanley M. Bogen<br />

Barbara A. Mandel<br />

George A. Schieren<br />

Daniel I. Schlessinger<br />

Ira Lee Sorkin<br />

HONORARY VICE CHAIR<br />

OF THE BOARD<br />

Lawrence E. Glick<br />

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN CHAIR<br />

James Matanky<br />

TREASURER<br />

Joshua M. Olshin<br />

ASSISTANT TREASURER<br />

Frances R. Katz<br />

SECRETARY<br />

Pamela N. Emmerich<br />

ASSISTANT SECRETARY<br />

Richard D. Weinberg<br />

HONORARY CHAIRS<br />

OF THE BOARD<br />

Stanley M. Bogen<br />

Michael S. Kurtz<br />

George A. Schieren<br />

Ira Lee Sorkin


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> <strong>NEWS</strong> VOL. 20 PAGE 7<br />

PROPELLING SUCCESS<br />

AND ACHIEVEMENT:<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> LEADERS<br />

-based medical research. The Center for<br />

Transformative Nanomedicine (CTN), an<br />

exciting collaboration between<br />

the Hebrew University and Cleveland<br />

Clinic, is tackling major health<br />

threats: cancer, cardiovascular<br />

A<br />

FHU lay leaders are actively<br />

engaged in fostering the<br />

we shine a spotlight on several<br />

luminaries whose contributions are<br />

disease, and neurological diseases<br />

such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.<br />

organization’s mission in support of<br />

driving the work of the Hebrew<br />

Longstanding <strong>AFHU</strong> leaders<br />

the Hebrew University. The efforts of<br />

these dedicated individuals produce<br />

University forward.<br />

with strong ties to the Cleveland<br />

community, the Cohns and Michels<br />

Dr. Beno and Elaine Michel<br />

countless growth opportunities. Not<br />

Victor J. Cohn and Dr. Beno Michel<br />

support causes related to health,<br />

only do they spearhead fundraising<br />

The Hebrew University-Cleveland<br />

higher education, and Jewish<br />

efforts that launch cutting-edge<br />

Clinic Center for Transformative<br />

communal service.<br />

research initiatives, they partner<br />

Nanomedicine<br />

Michael Kurtz<br />

with <strong>AFHU</strong> professionals to help<br />

The Lautenberg Center: Renovating<br />

develop unique events, raise funds for<br />

Victor and Ellen Cohn and Dr. Beno<br />

to Build Research Capabilities<br />

academic priorities, cultivate new<br />

and Elaine Michel will receive <strong>AFHU</strong>’s<br />

relationships, and highlight the<br />

National Scopus Award during the<br />

In less than a year’s time, <strong>AFHU</strong><br />

university’s expertise across seven<br />

Hebrew University Awards Gala on<br />

achieved an ambitious goal to raise $4.5<br />

faculties. Our leaders champion<br />

<strong>May</strong> 17 th in Cleveland, OH. The upcom-<br />

million for the expansion and renovation<br />

Israeli-led innovations that ignite<br />

ing gala, along with the leadership of<br />

campaign of the Lautenberg Center for<br />

public interest, create connections<br />

the Cohns and Michels, have helped<br />

Cancer and Immunology Research at the<br />

to industry, and attract investment<br />

propel a $15 million fundraising cam-<br />

Faculty of Medicine. <strong>AFHU</strong> Honorary<br />

philanthropy. In this inaugural section,<br />

paign in support of nanotechnology<br />

Chairman, Michael Kurtz, a longtime<br />

Victor and Ellen Cohn<br />

supporter of pioneering cancer research,


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

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Michael Kurtz<br />

led <strong>AFHU</strong>’s campaign with drive and<br />

utmost commitment.<br />

The renovated complex on the<br />

Ein Kerem campus, which now<br />

includes nine upgraded laboratories,<br />

will be dedicated during the 81st<br />

International Board of Governors.<br />

These expanded facilities will<br />

accommodate additional graduate<br />

student researchers and new<br />

faculty members seeking cures and<br />

prevention of life-threatening diseases<br />

such as breast, colon, liver,<br />

blood, and bone cancers.<br />

Clive Kabatznik<br />

NEXUS:ISRAEL—Hybrid Solutions<br />

to Global Challenges<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> hosted the first NEXUS:IS-<br />

RAEL Conference in New York City<br />

in <strong>May</strong> 2017. The program brought<br />

together investors, innovators, and<br />

entrepreneurs from across the country<br />

and Israel. Through presentations<br />

and panel discussions, NEXUS:IS-<br />

Clive Kabatznik<br />

RAEL participants explored the next<br />

generation of innovations in nanotechnology,<br />

Brindell Gottlieb<br />

The Bel Air Affaire<br />

computing, cybersecurity,<br />

healthcare, brain sciences, and agriculture.<br />

The conference was the<br />

brainchild of <strong>AFHU</strong> National Board<br />

Member, Clive Kabatznik, a Hebrew<br />

University alumnus. Clive is a business<br />

leader and entrepreneur devoted to<br />

promoting Israeli-led innovation and<br />

creating future-forward alliances<br />

among science, technology, and business<br />

The Bel Air Affaire has raised<br />

more than $7 million in support of<br />

HU student scholarships since its<br />

inception nine years ago. This event<br />

attracts LA’s philanthropic, community,<br />

and cultural leaders to “The Milton,”<br />

home of Brindell Gottlieb, for a<br />

spectacular evening of entertainment,<br />

food, and fun. An <strong>AFHU</strong> National Board<br />

sectors.<br />

To stay informed about the next<br />

NEXUS:ISRAEL conference and<br />

ongoing NexusTalks events, go to<br />

nexusisrael.org or call 212.607.8510<br />

and add your name to our<br />

distribution list.<br />

Brindell Gottlieb (Center) with Bel Air<br />

Affaire Co-Chairs (L-R) Renae Jacobs-<br />

Anson and Helen Jacobs-Lepor


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Member and former Western Region<br />

President, Brindell hosts and sponsors<br />

the Bel Air Affaire, offering a warm<br />

welcome to guests, including HU<br />

students, faculty, and administrators.<br />

The 10th Annual Bel Air Affaire will take<br />

place on Saturday, September 15, <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

Herbert L. Sachs<br />

Philadelphia Advisory Committee<br />

For many years, Herb Sachs,<br />

together with his brother Keith (z”l),<br />

has championed diverse aspects of the<br />

university’s work—from interdisciplinary<br />

brain sciences and cancer<br />

research to new faculty recruitment and<br />

computer science. Enthusiastic<br />

about launching a Philadelphia office<br />

that could serve the greater metro<br />

area, Herb assumed the critical role<br />

of Philadelphia Advisory Committee<br />

Chair. In addition to spearheading<br />

outreach among community and<br />

Herbert L. Sachs<br />

business leaders, Herb and his wife<br />

Alice hosted a reception in their home<br />

with Ambassador Yossi Gal, VP of<br />

External Relations and University<br />

Advancement, inviting friends and<br />

colleagues to become part of the<br />

Hebrew University-<strong>AFHU</strong> family.<br />

Herb’s commitment to <strong>AFHU</strong>’s growth<br />

has enabled the organization to<br />

establish a greater presence in<br />

Philadelphia and expand our reach<br />

in the region.<br />

PROFESSOR YAAKOV<br />

NAHMIAS ELECTED<br />

AIMBE FELLOW<br />

P<br />

rofessor Yaakov “Koby” Nahmias,<br />

the Director of Hebrew University’s<br />

Alexander Grass Center<br />

for Bioengineering and head of the<br />

MicroLiver Technologies Laboratory,<br />

was elected to the American<br />

Institute for Medical and Biological<br />

Engineering (AIMBE) during AIMBE’s<br />

Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.<br />

AIMBE is a nonprofit organization<br />

whose membership consists of the<br />

most accomplished individuals in<br />

medical and biological engineering. It<br />

is committed to providing leadership<br />

and advocacy in medical and biological<br />

engineering for the benefit of society.<br />

Professor Nahmias, a trailblazer in<br />

the field of tissue engineering and the<br />

inventor of new medical diagnostic<br />

tools, is the fourth Israeli to be admitted<br />

to AIMBE. Professor Nahmias is a<br />

dedicated educator, and co-creator<br />

of Biodesign Israel, a multidisciplinary,<br />

team-based approach to medical<br />

innovation at Hebrew University.<br />

Professor Yaakov “Koby” Nahmias


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

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<strong>2018</strong> ISRAEL PRIZES<br />

I<br />

srael’s most prestigious honor, the<br />

Israel Prize, is awarded annually on<br />

Independence Day in recognition of<br />

Israelis who have displayed excellence<br />

in their respective fields and made<br />

unique contributions to culture and<br />

society. This year, four Hebrew<br />

University faculty members and an<br />

HU Honorary Doctorate recipient were<br />

among this elite group.<br />

Professor Sergiu Hart, a member<br />

of the Department of Economics, the<br />

Einstein Institute of Mathematics, and<br />

a founder of the Federmann Institute<br />

for the Study of Rationality, was<br />

recognized for his expertise in<br />

economics and statistics. Professor<br />

Hart specializes in game theory,<br />

dynamic models of learning, and<br />

adaptation and evolution with<br />

“bounded rationality.”<br />

Professor Edwin Seroussi is a<br />

member of the Department of Musicology<br />

and Director of the Jewish<br />

Professor Sergiu Hart<br />

Professor Edwin Seroussi<br />

Music Research Center. Internationally<br />

respected for his groundbreaking<br />

research in culture, the arts, and<br />

musicology, Professor Seroussi<br />

focuses on ethnomusicology, the<br />

musical cultures of the Mediterranean<br />

and the Middle East, and the<br />

interactions between Jewish and<br />

Islamic cultures as they relate to<br />

music genres.<br />

Professor Izchak M. Schlesinger<br />

is an emeritus faculty member of the<br />

Department of Psychology. An expert<br />

in psycho-linguistics, Professor<br />

Schlesinger is identified with the<br />

development of a novel theory for<br />

native language acquisition. His wideranging<br />

research extends to sign<br />

languages and Talmudic argumentation.<br />

Professor Alex Lubotsky, a member<br />

of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics,<br />

is renowned for his research at the<br />

intersection of mathematics and<br />

computer science. Professor Lubotsky,<br />

the recipient of numerous awards and an<br />

Honorary Doctorate from the University<br />

Professor Izchak M. Schlesinger<br />

Professor Alex Lubotzky


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of Chicago, is widely recognized for<br />

his work in the field of Group Theory.<br />

David Grossman, a Hebrew<br />

University alumnus, is a novelist and<br />

nonfiction author whose works have<br />

been translated into more than<br />

30 languages. Acclaimed for his<br />

intellectual contributions to Israeli<br />

society, Grossman received a Hebrew<br />

University Doctor Philosophiae<br />

Honoris Causa degree in 2017. He<br />

is the first Israeli recipient of the Man<br />

Booker International Prize for Literature.<br />

The Israel Prize winners will be<br />

celebrated at a reception hosted by<br />

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during<br />

the Hebrew University’s 81st International<br />

Board of Governors Meeting.<br />

David Grossman<br />

AN EVENING<br />

IN ANCIENT<br />

JERUSALEM<br />

(L to R) Andrea Stark, Lori Gendelman, Judy Snyder, Robbi Toll, Barbara Rothschild,<br />

Roberta Bogen, Marjorie Emden, Michelle Jacobs, Sherry Endelson<br />

O<br />

ur community of dedicated<br />

philanthropists came together<br />

to celebrate American Friends of the<br />

Hebrew University at The Breakers in<br />

Palm Beach on January 13th. Guests<br />

were treated to a special performance<br />

by Michael Bolton and the proceeds<br />

from the event benefitted the Palm<br />

Beach Memory and Cognitive Research<br />

Fund. Dinner Chairs were Roberta and<br />

Stanley Bogen, Barbara and Richard<br />

Rothschild, Michelle and Joseph<br />

Jacobs, Lori and Bruce Gendelman,<br />

Robbi and Bruce Toll, and Judy and<br />

Robert Snyder.<br />

The Event Chairs were Marjorie and<br />

Robert Emden, Andrea and John Stark,<br />

and Sherry and Kenneth Endelson.<br />

Save the date for the 2019 Palm<br />

Beach Gala: Saturday, January 19, 2019,<br />

honoring Marjorie and Robert Emden.


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> <strong>NEWS</strong> VOL. 20 PAGE 17<br />

ALEF:<br />

KNOWLEDGE<br />

MOVES US<br />

FARM TO TECH AND<br />

ISRAELI TECH STARTUPS<br />

Ken Stein and Dr. Aron Troen<br />

N<br />

ational security, Middle<br />

East affairs, and med-tech<br />

breakthroughs were top of mind<br />

during <strong>AFHU</strong>’s Annual Leadership<br />

Education Forum (ALEF) in Florida<br />

this past January.<br />

Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, the<br />

former U.S. Ambassador to Israel<br />

and Egypt, delivered the keynote<br />

address at the Four Seasons Resort<br />

in Palm Beach. HU faculty members<br />

Dr. Aviv Mezer, head of the Belgian<br />

Friends Laboratory for the Study of<br />

Neurodegenerative Diseases, Dr. Aron<br />

Troen, head of the Nutrition and Brain<br />

Health Laboratory at the Institute<br />

of Biochemistry, Food Science, and<br />

Nutrition, and Dr. Merav Stern, a recipient<br />

of a grant through the Mortimer<br />

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program,<br />

led an enlightening discussion<br />

entitled “New Pathways to Health<br />

and Healing: Advances in Medicine,<br />

Nutrition, and Brain Sciences.”<br />

Dr. Yossi Tam, Director of HU’s<br />

revolutionary Multidisciplinary Center<br />

on Cannabinoid Research, spoke<br />

about the latest breakthroughs in<br />

human health.<br />

In addition to the ALEF in Palm<br />

Beach, two additional conferences<br />

were held in Frenchman’s Creek and<br />

Miami over the same weekend.<br />

I<br />

n January, NEXUS:ISRAEL launched<br />

NexusTalks, a new series of events<br />

designed to continue the dialogue<br />

about technology, innovation, and their<br />

application to global challenges.<br />

NexusTalks kicked off on January<br />

30th in the AgTech arena with “FARM<br />

to TECH.” Aaron Grosbard, Co-founder<br />

and COO of FarmersWeb and Elana<br />

Karp, Co-founder and Chief Culinary<br />

Officer of Plated, participated in a discussion<br />

moderated by <strong>AFHU</strong> board<br />

member Jeremy Merrin, Founder and<br />

CEO of the Havana Central Restaurant<br />

Group. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel<br />

LLP hosted the event.<br />

On February 7 th , NexusTalks presented<br />

a “Fireside Chat with Israeli<br />

Tech Startups,” showcasing HU alumni<br />

who founded successful startups in<br />

NYC, each disrupting a different industry.<br />

Panelists included Mark Gazit,<br />

NEXUSTalks Panel & Co-Chairs (L to R)<br />

Victor Rosenman, Daniel Schreiber,<br />

Itai Tsiddon, Daniel Ramot, Yaakov Ringler,<br />

Andrew Shapiro, Laura Lande-Diner,<br />

David Dabscheck<br />

ThetaRay; Laura Lande-Diner, Flagship<br />

Pioneering; Daniel Ramot, Via;<br />

Victor Rosenman, Feedvisor; Daniel<br />

Schreiber, Lemonade; and Itai Tsiddon,<br />

Lightricks. Hebrew University alumni<br />

David Dabscheck, GIANT Innovation;<br />

Yaakov Ringler, Morgan Stanley; and<br />

Andrew Shapiro, Broadscale Group<br />

co-chaired the event, which was graciously<br />

hosted by Arent Fox LLP.


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

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EDWARD P. AND<br />

GAYLE ROSKI:<br />

NATIONAL SCOPUS AWARD<br />

C.L.A.S.S.: ENJOYING<br />

HEBREW UNIVERSITY’S<br />

GREATEST ASSETS<br />

C<br />

lass is in session. <strong>AFHU</strong>’s Southeast<br />

Region recently launched<br />

a lively new Contemporary Adult<br />

Learning Speakers Series (C.L.A.S.S.)<br />

program. This new program provides<br />

attendees the opportunity to learn<br />

from Hebrew University faculty and<br />

Gayle and Edward P. Roski<br />

alumni with expertise in a variety of<br />

subjects. In addition to discussing<br />

H<br />

igh achievement deserves high<br />

praise. Edward P. and Gayle<br />

Richard Ziman, Chair of <strong>AFHU</strong>’s<br />

Western Region, praised the Roskis as<br />

contemporary and historical topics,<br />

participants can socialize and expand<br />

Roski were honored at the Scopus<br />

“champions of higher learning, the arts,<br />

their professional and personal net-<br />

Ambassador Yossi Gal and Steven Glueck<br />

Award Gala in Los Angeles on April<br />

medicine, and many other transfor-<br />

works.<br />

19th. The event paid tribute to the<br />

mational causes.” The Scopus Award<br />

Past C.L.A.S.S. programs<br />

Director of HU’s Autism Center,<br />

Roskis’ landmark achievements and<br />

Gala attracted 425 guests and raised<br />

featured Ambassador Yossi Gal,<br />

and HU alumni Professors Roni Avissar<br />

humanitarian activities which have<br />

more than $1.6 million to advance new<br />

Hebrew University’s Vice President<br />

and Anton Post.<br />

empowered organizations and insti-<br />

faculty recruitment at the Hebrew Uni-<br />

of Advancement and External<br />

tutions around the world.<br />

versity and to support <strong>AFHU</strong>’s mission.<br />

Relations, Professor Cory Shulman,


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

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HEBREW<br />

UNIVERSITY<br />

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS<br />

Medicine/Health<br />

--<br />

One Drug Could Treat<br />

Alzheimer’s, MS, Crohn’s,<br />

and More<br />

Agriculture/Food<br />

--<br />

Hebrew University Researchers<br />

Show Which Foods Prevent/<br />

Promote Dementia<br />

--<br />

The Pomegranate Potential<br />

--<br />

Can Israeli Scientists Save<br />

Darwin’s Finches?<br />

Science/Tech<br />

--<br />

Pollution’s Impact on<br />

Weather and Crops<br />

Humanities<br />

--<br />

Is This Seal the Earliest Evidence<br />

of the Prophet Isaiah?<br />

--<br />

Merck Opens Jerusalem<br />

Innovation Lab<br />

--<br />

Albert Einstein Collection Heads<br />

to Taiwan


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

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IN REMEMBRANCE:<br />

KEITH L. SACHS<br />

Keith L. Sachs<br />

A<br />

merican Friends of the Hebrew<br />

University and the Hebrew<br />

University mourn the passing of<br />

our friend and colleague, Keith<br />

L. Sachs. A dedicated civic and<br />

philanthropic leader, Keith maintained<br />

a four-decade relationship<br />

with Hebrew University and <strong>AFHU</strong>,<br />

providing leadership and supporting<br />

medical, scientific, and<br />

high-tech innovation.<br />

Keith served as <strong>AFHU</strong> President<br />

from 1996-2000 and as Chair from<br />

2000-2005. A member of Hebrew<br />

University’s International Board<br />

of Governors, Keith received an<br />

Honorary Doctorate in 2003. Benefactors<br />

of Hebrew University, Keith<br />

and his brother, Herb, established<br />

the Bernard L. and Mary T. Sachs<br />

Chair in Cancer Studies, the Sachs<br />

Family Chair in Computer Science, the<br />

Sachs Family Development Chair in Brain<br />

Sciences, and the Sachs Family<br />

Computer Science Wing.<br />

Keith and his beloved wife Kathy<br />

also maintained a steadfast commitment<br />

to leading arts, educational,<br />

and medical institutions in the United<br />

States.<br />

We extend our deepest condolences<br />

to Kathy and to the couple’s<br />

children: Deborah Sachs Rothman<br />

(Michael), Judy Sachs (Todd) and<br />

David Sachs (Lauren), grandchildren:<br />

Alexandra, Katelyn, Mara, Noah, and<br />

Ashley, and to Herb and Alice Sachs<br />

and their family. <strong>May</strong> they be comforted<br />

among the mourners of Zion.


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

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TODAY’S<br />

INVESTMENT<br />

FUNDS<br />

TOMORROW’S<br />

INNOVATION<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> HEBREW UNIVERSITY GIFT ANNUITY RETURNS<br />

AGE 65 70 75 80 85 90<br />

RATE 6.0% 6.5% 7.1% 8.0% 9.5% 11.3%<br />

Rates are based on single life. Cash contributions produce annuity payments that are substantially tax-free.<br />

By creating a secure American Friends of the Hebrew University Gift Annuity,<br />

you’ll receive great rates, and the knowledge that your investment will fund<br />

solutions for mankind’s greatest challenges. For more information on the<br />

Hebrew University of Jerusalem and <strong>AFHU</strong> Hebrew University Gift Annuities,<br />

please contact <strong>AFHU</strong> National Director of Development, Monica Loebl.<br />

CALL OR EMAIL NOW.<br />

Receive excellent returns, and<br />

secure a brighter future for all.<br />

T: 212.607.8502<br />

E: mloebl@afhu.org<br />

Arrange a Planned Gift:<br />

https://www.afhu.org/cga


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UPCOMING EVENTS<br />

REGIONAL OFFICES<br />

THURS.<br />

MAY 17<br />

SUN.<br />

JUNE 3 TO<br />

WED.<br />

JUNE 13<br />

Scopus Maimonides Award Dinner<br />

<strong>2018</strong> President’s Mission to<br />

Berlin and Jerusalem<br />

Midwest Region<br />

National<br />

Pacific Northwest Region<br />

180 Grand Avenue, Suite 955<br />

Oakland, CA 94612<br />

T: 415.299.8691<br />

E: pacificnorthwest@afhu.org<br />

Western Region<br />

16633 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 715<br />

Philadelphia Office<br />

2100 Arch Street<br />

Philadelphia, PA 19103<br />

T: 215.330.6722<br />

E: philadelphia@afhu.org<br />

Mid-Atlantic Region<br />

5100 Wisconsin Avenue NW,<br />

FRI.<br />

JUNE 8 TO<br />

WED.<br />

JUNE 13<br />

81 st International Board of<br />

Governors (BOG) Meetings<br />

National<br />

Encino, CA 91436<br />

T: 310.843.3100<br />

E: western@afhu.org<br />

Suite 250<br />

Washington, DC 20016<br />

T: 202.363.4600<br />

E: midatlantic@afhu.org<br />

MON.<br />

JUNE 18<br />

48 th Annual George A. Katz Torch<br />

of Learning Award Luncheon<br />

Northeast Region<br />

Midwest Region<br />

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2020<br />

Chicago, IL 60606<br />

Southeast Region<br />

100 West Cypress Creek Road,<br />

Suite 865<br />

T: 312.329.0332<br />

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309<br />

SAT.<br />

10 th Annual Bel Air Affair Western Region<br />

E: midwest@afhu.org<br />

T: 561.750.8585<br />

SEPT. 15<br />

E: southeast@afhu.org<br />

SUN.<br />

SEPT. 16<br />

Board of Directors Meeting<br />

National<br />

Northeast Region<br />

One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor<br />

New York, NY 10004<br />

T: 212.607.8510<br />

E: northeast@afhu.org


National Office<br />

One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor<br />

New York, NY 10004<br />

T: 800.567.2348<br />

E: info@afhu.org<br />

WWW.<strong>AFHU</strong>.ORG<br />

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