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

<strong>Vol</strong>. <strong>24</strong>/ Spring 2020<br />

KNOWLEDGE<br />

MOVES<br />

US


PAGE 2<br />

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> NEWS VOL. <strong>24</strong> PAGE 3<br />

Letter from Leadership<br />

Dear Friend,<br />

As we confront the challenges posed by COVID-19, issues of<br />

health—our individual health, the health of those we love, and<br />

the health of our community—are uppermost in our minds. We<br />

can all take great pride in the essential work that is happening at<br />

the Hebrew University to combat the global pandemic. Hebrew<br />

University professors continue to teach, and students continue<br />

to learn via virtual classrooms. University scientists, along with<br />

colleagues in the United States and throughout the world, are<br />

playing a pivotal role in the fight against the pandemic. Despite<br />

the challenges, the university and <strong>AFHU</strong> have adapted to the<br />

realities of the day with remarkable efficiency. To learn the latest<br />

about the university’s efforts in the battle against coronavirus<br />

and to stay up-to-date with the latest news from the Hebrew<br />

University, please click here.<br />

While we await the end of this outbreak, it is good to focus<br />

on past and current successes that give us such hope for the<br />

future. This issue of <strong>AFHU</strong> <strong>News</strong> contains highlights on hightech<br />

medical breakthroughs that are transforming lives in<br />

Israel and around the world. Features on nanotechnology and<br />

medical treatments, computational medicine, and dentistry<br />

showcase the university’s continued leadership in cutting-edge<br />

health technology.<br />

But innovation at the Hebrew University extends well beyond<br />

the exciting news in healthcare: the article on page 18 highlights<br />

the fruitful cooperation between the university and the Israel<br />

Defense Forces in areas including military intelligence, R&D,<br />

medicine, and dentistry. These programs focus on leadership<br />

development that encourages determination and imagination<br />

in trainees, paving the way for forward-thinking solutions to<br />

today’s problems. The entrepreneurial, innovative culture that<br />

permeates Israeli society finds a welcome home at the Hebrew<br />

University, where many of tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs<br />

are being developed now. The Hebrew University is<br />

a key component in maintaining a secure and prosperous Israel<br />

while building a healthier, safer world.<br />

Among the stories of American friends who help to make the<br />

university’s research and innovation possible, we note with<br />

sadness the loss of Barbara A. Mandel (z”l), a dedicated leader<br />

of <strong>AFHU</strong>, generous philanthropist, and longstanding champion<br />

of the Hebrew University. Barbara and her husband Mort (z”l)<br />

shared a commitment to making the world a better place, a<br />

commitment that continues through their contributions to higher<br />

education, the arts, and social service organizations. Barbara’s<br />

generosity, leadership, and friendship are sorely missed.<br />

Also included in this issue is an update on the <strong>AFHU</strong> LEAD<br />

initiative, the leadership development program designed to<br />

recruit and shape new generations of community leaders who are<br />

determined to continue the university’s record of achievement,<br />

excellence, and Israeli-led innovation well into the future.<br />

Please share this digital issue of <strong>AFHU</strong> <strong>News</strong> with friends<br />

and click on the links that will take you to videos and updated<br />

university news at www.afhu.org. Thank you being a part of<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> and the Hebrew University community.<br />

With best wishes for the health and safety of you and your loved ones,<br />

Beth Asnien McCoy<br />

Chief Executive Officer<br />

Clive Kabatznik<br />

President


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> NEWS VOL. <strong>24</strong> PAGE 5<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> National<br />

Leadership<br />

PRESIDENT<br />

Clive Kabatznik<br />

CHAIR OF THE BOARD<br />

Marc O. Mayer<br />

VICE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD<br />

Frances R. Katz<br />

Richard S. Ziman<br />

VICE PRESIDENTS<br />

Kenneth L. Stein<br />

Ronald M. Zimmerman<br />

TREASURER<br />

Joshua M. Olshin<br />

ASSISTANT TREASURER<br />

Frances R. Katz<br />

HONORARY VICE<br />

PRESIDENTS<br />

Ernest Bogen<br />

Rita Bogen<br />

Michael G. Jesselson<br />

Herbert L. Sachs<br />

Charles A. Stillman<br />

Stanley R. Zax<br />

HONORARY DIRECTORS<br />

Diane Belfer<br />

Charles H. Goodman<br />

Marvin Jubas<br />

HONORARY CHAIRS<br />

OF THE BOARD<br />

Stanley M. Bogen<br />

Michael S. Kurtz<br />

George A. Schieren<br />

Daniel I. Schlessinger<br />

Ira Lee Sorkin<br />

HONORARY PRESIDENTS<br />

Stanley M. Bogen<br />

Barbara A. Mandel (z”l)<br />

George A. Schieren<br />

Daniel I. Schlessinger<br />

Ira Lee Sorkin<br />

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN CHAIR<br />

James Matanky<br />

SECRETARY<br />

Pamela N. Emmerich<br />

ASSISTANT SECRETARY<br />

Richard D. Weinberg<br />

HONORARY VICE CHAIR<br />

OF THE BOARD<br />

Lawrence E. Glick


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> NEWS VOL. <strong>24</strong> PAGE 7<br />

8<br />

Updates From HU<br />

10<br />

HU and COVID-19<br />

12<br />

Spotlight: Barbara<br />

14<br />

Research Updates<br />

Mandel (z”l)<br />

16<br />

Spotlights<br />

18<br />

IDF Program<br />

22<br />

<strong>24</strong><br />

28<br />

36<br />

38<br />

42<br />

Alumni Spotlight:<br />

Moriah Lamb<br />

Planned Giving<br />

Signature Events<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> LEAD Launch<br />

In Remembrance<br />

Regional Offices<br />

Contents


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PAGE 9<br />

UPDATES<br />

FROM HU


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> NEWS VOL. <strong>24</strong> PAGE 11<br />

HU and COVID-19<br />

Coronavirus Webinars<br />

With COVID-19 at the top of our minds, it is comforting to<br />

know that Hebrew University scientists are working with<br />

colleagues in the United States and throughout the world<br />

to combat this deadly virus.<br />

Overcoming unprecedented challenges posed by the<br />

pandemic, the university’s (inter-departmental) equipment<br />

unit in Ein Kerem has teamed up with Israel’s national effort<br />

to test for the virus, and, with the help of staff and two<br />

highly-specialized robots, the unit has begun analyzing<br />

samples at a rate of 1,000 tests per day. Dozens of graduate<br />

students from the Faculty of Medicine have volunteered<br />

to help process samples and contribute to Israel’s national<br />

effort to combat the virus.<br />

In addition to implementing a rapid testing regime, Hebrew<br />

University researchers with SARS and MERS experience<br />

are hard at work on vaccine development, while other Faculty<br />

Click here for the latest coronavirus updates and news from HU experts.<br />

of Medicine scientists are developing methods to strengthen<br />

the body’s immune system. Molecular epidemiologists are<br />

conducting genetic studies to identify virus-susceptible and<br />

virus-resistant populations, and other scientists are working<br />

on drugs to block infection and reduce tissue damage.<br />

We must combat the coronavirus as well as the misinformation<br />

that feeds fear and panic. Because accurate<br />

information from Hebrew University experts is an<br />

indispensable resource, <strong>AFHU</strong> has established a new web<br />

page, HU and COVID-19. Here, you can see up-to-date<br />

information on the Hebrew University’s multi-pronged<br />

attack on this global killer. The page is your source for news<br />

and information that you can use in your efforts to keep you<br />

and your family safe. Be sure to bookmark the page and<br />

visit often.<br />

Please, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay informed.<br />

With many people feeling isolated and afraid, accurate information from Hebrew University experts is proving to be<br />

an indispensable resource. View recent webinars to learn directly from HU’s greatest minds about the implications of<br />

the coronavirus.<br />

The Financial Implications of<br />

the Coronavirus Pandemic<br />

In this webinar you will learn about the financial implications of the<br />

coronavirus pandemic. Featuring Professor Dan Galai, from Hebrew<br />

University of Jerusalem’s Jerusalem School of Business Administration.<br />

Prof. Galai’s research focuses on the Israeli financial market, banking,<br />

and corporate finance.<br />

Click here to view the webinar.<br />

Don’t Panic: Dealing with Anxiety<br />

in the age of Coronavirus<br />

Prof. Jonathan Huppert on anxiety in the age of coronavirus. Huppert<br />

said that anxiety, widely seen as an unwelcome side effect of restrictions,<br />

has potential as a tool to combat the spread of the virus.<br />

Click here to view the webinar.<br />

Coronavirus and the<br />

Future of Immunotherapy<br />

To learn more about this virus and its implications we talked to Professor<br />

Isaiah Arkin. He is the Arthur Lejwa Prof. of Structural Biochemistry<br />

at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the former Vice-President<br />

for Research and Development at the University whose research has<br />

succeeded in shedding new light on the inner workings of flu viruses and<br />

in particular how a virus avoids anti-viral therapy.<br />

Click here to view the webinar.


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> NEWS VOL. <strong>24</strong> PAGE 13<br />

Barbara Mandel (z”l)<br />

American Friends of the Hebrew University (<strong>AFHU</strong>)<br />

and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem deeply mourn<br />

the loss of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor,<br />

Barbara A. Mandel (z”l), the beloved wife of Morton<br />

Mandel (z”l), and mother to Amy, Tom (Lisa), and Stacy<br />

(Keith) Palagye. A leading philanthropist and driving<br />

force behind the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s<br />

intellectual growth and development, Barbara Mandel<br />

served as an inspiring, dedicated leader for <strong>AFHU</strong> and<br />

the Hebrew University over the decades. Immensely<br />

generous with her time and support, Barbara was<br />

active on behalf of many Jewish communal causes.<br />

She and Mort propelled the success of educational,<br />

cultural, leadership, and social service initiatives in<br />

Israel and the U.S., creating a legacy for the benefit of<br />

future generations.<br />

An Honorary Chair and past President of <strong>AFHU</strong>, Barbara<br />

helped to launch and fund successful campaigns<br />

in support of Hebrew University students, faculty,<br />

and research. In over 40 years of service to <strong>AFHU</strong>,<br />

Barbara served on the Executive, Budget and Finance,<br />

Campaign, and Nominations Committees. Vice Chair<br />

of the Hebrew University Board of Governors, she<br />

led major fundraising efforts, and previously served<br />

in pivotal roles as International Campaign Co-Chair,<br />

Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors, and Deputy<br />

Chair of the Executive Committee. She was a member<br />

of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman<br />

Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and<br />

the International Board of Overseers of the Rothberg<br />

International School. In tribute to her contributions<br />

and unwavering devotion to the academic community,<br />

Barbara received an Honorary Doctorate from the<br />

Hebrew University in 1996.<br />

sought to make a positive impact in Israeli and U.S.<br />

communities by funding visionary, groundbreaking<br />

initiatives. Together, Barbara and Mort, Benefactors<br />

of the Hebrew University, provided transformational<br />

support for interdisciplinary research and scholarship,<br />

establishing the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel<br />

School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Prior<br />

support led to the creation of the Mandel Institute of<br />

Jewish Studies on Mount Scopus and the Mandel-<br />

Scholion program. The Mandel Chair in Jewish<br />

Education and the Barbara and Morton Mandel Chair in<br />

Cognitive Social Psychology & Education reflect their<br />

shared commitment to the highest levels of academic<br />

achievement.<br />

Born in Cleveland, Barbara attended Radcliffe College<br />

and the Flora Stone Mather College of Case Western<br />

University. Dedicated to Jewish communal and public<br />

service, she provided leadership at the highest levels<br />

in support of the National Council of Jewish Women,<br />

the United Jewish Appeal, Brandeis University, and<br />

the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. She<br />

inspired many through her personal integrity, force of<br />

character, and steadfast resolve to make the world a<br />

better place through an emphasis on higher education,<br />

the arts, leadership development, and social service.<br />

We extend our deepest sympathies to the Mandel<br />

family. May they be comforted among the mourners<br />

of Zion and Jerusalem.<br />

Barbara served as Vice Chairman of the Jack, Joseph,<br />

and Morton Mandel Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio,<br />

which was founded in 1953 by the brothers Mort (z”l),<br />

Jack (z”l), and Joseph (z”l), dynamic businessmen who


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> NEWS VOL. <strong>24</strong> PAGE 15<br />

Research Updates<br />

Researchers Uncover Brief Treatment Time to Control<br />

Aggressive Bacteria<br />

Every year in the U.S., more than 35,000 people die and 2.8 million get<br />

sick from antibiotic-resistant infections. A team led by HU Professor<br />

Nathalie Balaban and Shaarei Zedek Medical Center’s Dr. Maskit<br />

Bar-Meir showed that resilient bacteria may be treatable with currently<br />

available therapies. In a study published in Science magazine, the<br />

researchers show that aggressive bacteria can be controlled—but only<br />

if doctors administer treatment within a short window of opportunity.<br />

A New Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s<br />

HU Professor and EMET prize winner, Avner de Shalit<br />

EMET Prize: “Israel’s Nobel Prize” Goes to 11 Winners<br />

HU Professor and EMET prize winner, Ze’ev Kedar<br />

Alzheimer’s currently affects one in ten adults over the age of 65—a<br />

number that is expected to triple by 2030. The need to find a cure<br />

is pressing. A research team headed by Hervé Bercovier, Charles<br />

Greenblatt, and Benjamin Klein at HU’s Department of Microbiology and<br />

Molecular Genetics discovered that the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)<br />

vaccine, originally developed for tuberculosis and commonly used to<br />

treat bladder cancer, may also be an effective treatment to prevent<br />

Alzheimer’s. They published their findings in PLOS ONE.<br />

Israel’s EMET prize, known as the “Israeli Nobel<br />

Prize,” which recognizes “academic or professional<br />

excellence and achievements that have made a special<br />

contribution to society and have had a far-reaching<br />

impact in the field in which the award was given,” was<br />

awarded to four HU Professors: Yinon Ben-Neriah and<br />

Tsvi Piran, winners in the Life Sciences category; Ze’ev<br />

Kedar, a winner in the General History category; and<br />

Avner de Shalit, a winner in the Political Science and<br />

Strategy category.<br />

A Periodic Update to a Famous Table<br />

A team of scientists, led by Professor Uri Banin at HU’s Institute of<br />

Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, is<br />

reinventing the concept of the periodic table for artificial atoms,<br />

otherwise known as colloidal quantum dots. The nanoscience research<br />

team developed a method that enables quantum dots to join and form<br />

new molecular structures. Their findings were published in an edition<br />

of Nature Communications.<br />

Decoding Denisovans Using DNA<br />

The 2019 People’s Choice for Breakthrough of the Year award went<br />

to HU’s Liran Carmel and David Gokhman for giving a glimpse of<br />

Denisovans: a mysterious human species who lived 100,000 years<br />

ago. For the first time ever, Carmel and his team reconstructed the<br />

Denisovans’ anatomy using DNA methylation data derived from a pinky<br />

bone and three teeth.<br />

HU Professor and EMET prize winner, Tsvi Piran<br />

HU Professor and EMET prize winner, Yinon Ben-Neriah


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SPOTLIGHTS


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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY<br />

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Academic Programs in<br />

Collaboration with the IDF<br />

at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem<br />

The Hebrew University, known for its academic excellence,<br />

interdisciplinary inquiry, and unique teaching programs, is a<br />

key partner for collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces<br />

(IDF) on special programs of national interest, including:<br />

Havatzalot (Military Intelligence)<br />

Israeli Military Intelligence invests a great deal of effort in<br />

identifying the most outstanding men and women from<br />

thousands of IDF candidates to serve in its programs and<br />

to provide such recruits with top-level training. Thirteen<br />

years ago, the Military Intelligence Division established a<br />

military intelligence academic program for its top recruits<br />

– Havatzalot – which aims to train leadership for IDF<br />

intelligence. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is pleased<br />

to have been selected to host this prestigious program as<br />

of Fall 2019.<br />

Providing top academic education alongside traditional<br />

army training ensures that after integration into their jobs<br />

within different intelligence systems of the IDF, participants<br />

will have unique capabilities and tools to help build a stronger<br />

defense for the State of Israel.<br />

The Program<br />

Havatzalot is a two-part program which combines academic<br />

studies with IDF army training and service. The first part of<br />

the program (the first three years) consists of academic<br />

and military education towards a joint Bachelor’s degree.<br />

Parallel to their academic studies, the students attend<br />

military training including officer training. Throughout this<br />

part of the program, cadets benefit from close mentoring<br />

from program leadership. The success of the soldierstudents<br />

relies in no small part on a supportive system<br />

and close relationship between the participants, IDF, and<br />

the university.<br />

After completing the three-year training and study period,<br />

graduates of the Havatzalot training program receive the<br />

rank of lieutenant and are assigned as intelligence officers<br />

throughout the IDF in various branches of the research<br />

section of military intelligence, where they serve for six<br />

years. Graduates rise in the ranks of the IDF with time,<br />

eventually forming the core cadre of the military intelligence<br />

command.<br />

Many Havatzalot alumni go on to hold influential leadership<br />

positions in the army and in civilian life. About 40% of<br />

alumni pursue military careers, while the rest, after finishing<br />

their army service, can be found in a variety of occupations<br />

ranging from high-tech to public service, academia,<br />

medicine, and more.<br />

The Talpiot Elite Military Academy (Defense R&D)<br />

The Talpiot program is a flagship honors military academy<br />

designed to train leadership in defense technology for the<br />

security research and development arm of Israel’s Defense<br />

Forces.<br />

The program was founded in 1979 by two Hebrew University<br />

professors who, having learned lessons from the Yom<br />

Kippur War, identified the need to bridge the gap between<br />

Israel’s fast-growing R&D and military operations in the<br />

field. The Talpiot program thus recruits Israel’s smartest<br />

young people, those with leadership potential, and provides<br />

them training in research and development from securityarmy<br />

and scientific-technological perspectives to enable<br />

them to lead vital initiatives in Israel’s defense branch.<br />

Every year no more than 60 out of some 10,000 of Israel’s<br />

top-scoring math and physics students get accepted into<br />

Talpiot. Once trained, they are then placed in key positions<br />

in the technology branch of Israel’s defense forces.<br />

Since its founding, the Talpiot program has placed the latest<br />

technological developments in service of Israel’s defense<br />

system, be it via facing challenges in the cyber realm or<br />

creating a system such as “Iron Dome” to stop rockets in<br />

their path.<br />

Training & Placement<br />

Talpiot cadets commit to nine years of army service:<br />

three years of service as a regular soldier and six years of<br />

additional service. Their 40-month training – three years<br />

in ‘regular’ duty and four months of professional service<br />

including a final project in the unit in which they are<br />

ultimately placed – is the longest training period in the IDF.<br />

During this time, they undergo combat basic training, as<br />

well as studies towards an academic degree (B.S.). Most of<br />

this 40-month training is under the auspices of the School<br />

for Leadership and Command of the Israeli Air Force, based<br />

at Hebrew University’s Edmond J. Safra campus. Other<br />

parts of the training take place on various IDF bases and<br />

security compounds. Training combines technological<br />

training, academic training, leadership development, and<br />

ethical development. Talpiot cadets go on to serve in all<br />

branches of the military.<br />

Alumni<br />

Over the years, generations of Talpiot graduates have left<br />

their mark on the R&D systems of Israel. Many graduates<br />

are in key positions in the IDF’s R&D division, in Israel’s<br />

universities, in Israel’s high-tech industry, and in its defense<br />

industry. Program alumni include leading figures in Israeli<br />

high tech such as Check Point Software Technologies<br />

co-founder Marius Nacht, EarlySense founders Avner<br />

Halperin and Guy Shinar, Samsung R&D Labs director Tsvi<br />

Lev, Navotek Medical CEO Giora Kornblau, and Itamar<br />

Medical R&D VP Efrat Litman.<br />

The Bina Elite Dentistry Reserve Track<br />

In the Bina dental medicine track, founded six years ago,<br />

dental students commit to serving for five years in the IDF<br />

after receiving their degree. Bina cadets go on to serve as<br />

Dental Officers in various units in the IDF Dental Corps,<br />

based upon the IDF’s needs.<br />

Approximately nine to twelve students enter this program<br />

each year. In addition to their DMD studies, these studentsoldiers<br />

periodically undergo rigorous military training during<br />

vacations so that they are on par with military requirements.


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Military Medicine: The Elite Military Medicine Track<br />

(Tzameret) and the Institute for Military Medicine<br />

In 2009, the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine and<br />

its HU–Hadassah Medical School partnered with the IDF<br />

Medical Corps to form the joint Military Medicine Program.<br />

This effort was initiated due to the increasing shortage of<br />

military physicians in Israel and the ever-increasing burden<br />

on the IDF Military Corps for response to hostilities on<br />

multiple fronts, to local terror, and for routine, peacetime<br />

healthcare delivery. Training of military physicians presents<br />

unique challenges that require additional, specialized<br />

instruction beyond the regular medical school curriculum of<br />

the Faculty of Medicine.<br />

It was also recognized by the university and its partners in the<br />

IDF that meeting the ever changing challenges of modern<br />

conflict, terror, natural disasters, and extended patient<br />

care requires a dedicated, advanced research program<br />

for the development of new techniques, treatments, and<br />

technologies applicable to the operational setting. Hence<br />

the establishment in 2013 of the Institute for Research in<br />

Military Medicine (IRMM) within the Hebrew University’s<br />

Faculty of Medicine.<br />

Establishment of the Military Medicine Program (“Tzameret”<br />

and the “IRMM”) has permitted major strides in pursuit of<br />

the university’s national commitment and promise to every<br />

soldier, and his/her family at home, that if s/he becomes<br />

ill, or is wounded in conflict, s/he will get the best quality,<br />

and most efficient care using the most advanced treatment<br />

strategies and technologies.<br />

The Tzameret Program<br />

The Tzameret (Elite) Military Medicine Track is a<br />

collaborative contractual effort between the Hebrew<br />

University and the IDF Medical Corps. The students<br />

accepted to this program defer their military service to<br />

study medicine, and then give back five years to the IDF<br />

as military physicians. Admission is highly competitive<br />

and based on stringent criteria of academic and<br />

cognitive excellence, leadership potential, and fitness<br />

for the physical and emotional rigors of service as<br />

IDF physicians. Recruits are drawn from a full crosssection<br />

of Israeli society, including the large cities and<br />

peripheral communities, as well as graduates of the<br />

various pre-army preparatory institutes.<br />

The objectives of the program are: to increase the number<br />

of career military physicians; to provide high quality, uniform<br />

training; to introduce the relevance of the various medical<br />

disciplines to military medicine at the earliest stages of<br />

medical training; and to provide a smooth transition between<br />

the academic and operational aspects of their training. As<br />

of its 10th academic year (2018-2019), which began with a<br />

new cohort of 71 students, the total number of new military<br />

physicians in training, including the three classes who have<br />

already finished their MD studies and are serving in the<br />

medical corps, was well over 590.<br />

In the Tzameret program, students take the same courses<br />

and training as civilian medical students, but they also<br />

receive additional courses of particular relevance to military<br />

medicine. Such specialized courses include operational<br />

medicine and trauma, biological and chemical warfare<br />

including recent advances in diagnosis and treatment,<br />

aviation medicine, naval medicine, military leadership,<br />

and the role of the physician in combat settings, risk<br />

management, military epidemiology and much more.<br />

Throughout their studies, Tzameret students must maintain<br />

a rigorous physical education program, and their unique<br />

military training includes basic combat training, officers<br />

training, a combat medics course, and a medical officers<br />

course. Up to 20 carefully chosen sixth year students also<br />

participate in a one-month exchange program with select<br />

military-oriented medical schools abroad.<br />

The Institute for Research in Military Medicine<br />

The IRMM provides a unique research and development<br />

framework in military medicine. Combining the best of<br />

human resources and material form academia, clinical<br />

medicine, and the operational area, the program’s objectives<br />

are prolonged survival, hastened recovery, and improved<br />

quality of life for soldiers and civilians in times of peace or<br />

during hostilities.<br />

The IRMM has developed extensive collaborations with<br />

institutions in Israel and abroad and provides the essential<br />

framework for attracting medical students and expert<br />

investigators in each specialized field of military medicine.<br />

The IRMM Academic Committee consists of 11 senior<br />

faculty members (six from the Faculty of Medicine and<br />

five from the IDF medical corps), all of whom hold faculty<br />

positions in military medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of<br />

the Hebrew University.<br />

Objectives of the IRMM:<br />

• Develop novel treatments and technologies of direct<br />

relevance to operational military medicine<br />

• Conduct research in military medicine within the<br />

framework of a major, world-renowned academic<br />

institution in order to maintain high scientific standards<br />

• Maximize efficiency of management of research<br />

material and human resources<br />

• Broaden the scope of research in military medicine<br />

within the university<br />

• Attract medical students, graduate students, and<br />

post-graduates to research in military medicine<br />

• Develop collaborative initiatives with local and<br />

international partners<br />

• Attract funding for the advancement of intramural<br />

and extramural projects of priority to military medicine<br />

Core Areas of Research in the IRMM:<br />

• Behavioral Sciences/Military Psychiatry (e.g.<br />

post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prediction and<br />

prevention)<br />

• Combat Casualty Care (trauma) – (e.g. unique<br />

treatments and technologies for control of hemorrhage<br />

and prolongation of survival on the battlefield)<br />

• Infectious Diseases – Military Epidemiology<br />

• CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and<br />

Nuclear) medical defense and bioterrorism protection<br />

• Military Forensic Medicine and Victim Identification<br />

• Disaster Management<br />

Selected Current Research Projects:<br />

The excessively high incidence of abdominal aortic<br />

aneurysm (AAA) among army veterans (seven times more<br />

frequent among smokers, of whom veterans are among<br />

the highest “offenders”) encouraged the IRMM to expand<br />

research efforts for prevention of progression of AAA. This<br />

project is conducted under the umbrella of the military<br />

medicine program in collaboration with the Cardiovascular<br />

Hub of the Faculty of Medicine.<br />

Since its establishment, the IRMM has made great progress<br />

in the development of new treatments and technologies of<br />

relevance to operational military medicine, force protection,<br />

homeland security, and veterans’ health.<br />

While all Hebrew University programs serve Israel and<br />

the world, the Hebrew University/IDF collaborations are<br />

exceptional because they are helping Israel survive in the<br />

world. The cooperative programs in military intelligence,<br />

R&D, and military health and medicine promote the safety<br />

and well-being of individual Israelis and make the Jewish<br />

state better prepared to face contemporary challenges.<br />

The Hebrew University/IDF collaborations are providing<br />

benefits today while helping to guarantee Israel’s future<br />

as a peaceful, prosperous, and secure member of the<br />

community of nations.


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Alumni Spotlight: Moriah Lamb<br />

the Dead Sea, attempt to hunt for the best hummus<br />

in the city (she swears it’s at Lina’s), or explore the<br />

many holy and historical sites in Jerusalem.<br />

She has memories of her time in Israel that could fill<br />

several books. However, her favorite memories revolve<br />

around the lasting friendships she developed there.<br />

For example, she met one of her roommates on the<br />

Mount of Olives on Palm Sunday. As she remembers,<br />

“I went to see the procession of thousands of<br />

Christians from the Mount of Olives to the Church<br />

of the Holy Sepulchre as they commemorated Jesus’<br />

entrance to Jerusalem. I saw a girl standing near me<br />

who I thought looked very American, so I figured I<br />

would strike up a conversation (I am unnaturally<br />

chatty). As we talked, we found out that we both<br />

went to HU and that we had also attended the same<br />

small college in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the same time!<br />

Only in Israel!”<br />

Moriah is still in contact with many of the friends<br />

she met in Israel, and she returns every two years<br />

to visit. For Moriah, Israel will always hold a special<br />

place in her heart. “There is something special about<br />

studying and living in Israel. Whenever I’m there, I feel<br />

as though I am the best version of myself. Studying<br />

in Israel gave me a lot of confidence and helped me<br />

realize that I could accomplish anything with enough<br />

hard work and chutzpah.”<br />

Today, Moriah is continuing to share her passion<br />

and enthusiasm for Rothberg as a newly appointed<br />

Recruitment and Admissions Officer for RIS in<br />

New York.<br />

Moriah Lamb studied Islamic and Middle Eastern<br />

Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s<br />

Rothberg International School (RIS) from 2011-2013.<br />

She chose HU because it was a two-year graduate<br />

program in Jerusalem, which she believed would<br />

provide ample opportunity to be immersed in the<br />

culture of the city and in Israel.<br />

She instantly fell in love with Jerusalem because<br />

she felt like she was living in a museum, learning<br />

constantly both inside and outside the classroom.<br />

As she stated, “How many places can I learn about<br />

the Mamluk period in class, then go walk the streets<br />

and see the monuments they’ve built throughout the<br />

city?”<br />

What she loves most about Israel is that it is never<br />

boring. Moriah always found something unique and<br />

fun to do. In her free time, she would get muddy at


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PLANNED<br />

GIVING


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Neal Myerberg<br />

Planned Giving Expert<br />

Impact on Qualified Charitable Distributions<br />

For retirees, the law suspends for 2020 the mandatory<br />

distributions the government requires most to take from<br />

tax-deferred 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts<br />

(IRAs) starting at either age 70½ or age 72.<br />

This may impact Qualified Charitable Distributions QCDs<br />

from IRAs which can by law be sent directly to charities<br />

without any income tax obligation on the part of the donor<br />

resulting from the IRA withdrawal. Donors taking advantage<br />

of QCD rules may send all or part of their RMDs (Required<br />

Minimum Distributions) directly from their IRAs to charities<br />

to avoid income tax on the amount of the IRA withdrawals<br />

distributed to charity up to an annual aggregate of $100,000.<br />

Under the CARES Act, individuals will not be required to take<br />

RMDs for 2020. Thus, those funds can remain in their IRAs<br />

and not be subject to income tax for 2020. The incentive,<br />

therefore, to make charitable gifts directly from IRAs has<br />

been diminished for calendar year 2020.<br />

However, individuals who regularly provide annual support<br />

to charities that depend on those amounts to carry out their<br />

mission may decide to make their contributions in January<br />

2021 to fulfill their intended charitable giving for 2020 and<br />

make their 2021 gifts earlier than usual – both amounts being<br />

tax-free QCDs from their IRAs for reporting purposes in 2021.<br />

Above the Line Deductions and Removal of AGI<br />

Limitation<br />

The CARES Act of 2020<br />

The Emergency Aid Bill<br />

Provisions Impacting Charitable Giving by Individuals<br />

There are two provisions that may positively affect giving by<br />

individuals in the CARES Act. They are:<br />

• Above the line charitable deduction for individuals<br />

claiming the standard deduction up to $300 in 2020<br />

• Removal of the AGI (adjusted gross income) limitation for<br />

individuals that itemize deductions for certain charitable<br />

contributions in 2020<br />

The provision most relevant to the largest number of<br />

individuals will likely be the above-the-line $300 charitable<br />

deduction for non-itemizers. Not a traditional charitable<br />

deduction but rather an adjustment to income, the use of<br />

this charitable giving amount will provide some additional tax<br />

savings since it will reduce the taxpayer’s income for 2020.<br />

The other provision may prove to be of significant value for<br />

individuals who initially intended to make larger contributions<br />

to charities in 2020.<br />

Previously, the rules have been that charitable contributions<br />

by individuals made in a calendar year could only be deducted<br />

for that year, up to a percentage of Adjusted Gross Income.<br />

Specifically, the rules distinguished between gifts of cash<br />

and gifts of property:<br />

• Cash – up to 60% of AGI<br />

• Property – up to 30% of AGI<br />

Therefore, an individual who made a cash gift of $100,000<br />

to charity in 2019 would need an AGI of $166,667 (rounded)<br />

to deduct it fully for that year. If instead that individual<br />

contributed appreciated property (e.g., marketable<br />

securities) in the same amount, the AGI would have to have<br />

been $333,333 (rounded) to deduct it fully for that year.<br />

Any unused portion of the charitable contribution (i.e., the<br />

amount in excess of the applicable AGI percentage limitation)<br />

could be carried over for deduction to the next year (and up<br />

to five succeeding years after the year of the gift) subject to<br />

certain calculation rules.<br />

While the CARES Act did not modify the AGI rules for gifts of<br />

property, it did enact a significant tax advantage for gifts of<br />

cash in 2020. For 2020, charitable gifts of cash may be fully<br />

deducted up to 100% of AGI.<br />

With that in mind, individuals will want to consult with their<br />

tax advisors to determine the financial benefits of managing<br />

the amount of their AGI for 2020 to reach a total AGI as close<br />

as possible to the value of intended charitable gifts.<br />

The net cost to contributors of major planned and endowed<br />

gifts may be significantly reduced under this one-year AGI<br />

window. An individual might consider a named endowment<br />

fund for perpetual support of a charity’s programs and<br />

purposes (e.g., capital needs; scholarships; chairs of<br />

study). Another option might be to consider the creation<br />

of a charitable remainder trust to make lifetime fixed<br />

or annually adjustable payments for one or more lives.<br />

Or, an individual/individuals may choose to establish a<br />

charitable gift annuity for high, fixed-rate payments for<br />

one or two lives at rates well above what cash and fixed<br />

income are now earning.<br />

For more information regarding these CARE Act<br />

provisions and about giving to <strong>AFHU</strong>, and to learn how<br />

to become a member of our Einstein Visionaries Society,<br />

please contact Veronica Holguin, at 212.607.8576<br />

or vholguin@afhu.org.


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SIGNATURE<br />

EVENTS


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Annual Leadership Education Forum<br />

(ALEF 2020)<br />

“A Tradition of Innovation: the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Future of Israeli Society, Technology, and Medicine”<br />

was the theme of this year’s Annual Leadership Education Forum (ALEF), an event which brings the Hebrew University to<br />

the South Florida community and promotes the important contributions the university is making through its research and<br />

scholarship. The event, held on January 19, 2020 at the Palm Beach Four Seasons Resort, gathered a full house to hear<br />

from HU researchers and academics.<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> President Clive Kabatznik and HU President Professor Asher Cohen<br />

really brings everything together, both our genetic research<br />

and the clinical data,” she added.<br />

In describing the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Professor<br />

Adar shared, “I’m at the best place to be to do what I want<br />

to do.”<br />

Follow American Friends of the Hebrew University on<br />

Facebook to enjoy videos of select ALEF presentations,<br />

as well as continued updates on <strong>AFHU</strong> and the Hebrew<br />

University.<br />

from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with<br />

responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria,<br />

piracy, and cyber security. He also served as Commander of<br />

U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military<br />

operations in Latin America from 2006 to 2009. Former<br />

Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts<br />

University, Adm. Stavridis serves as the Chief International<br />

Security Analyst for NBC <strong>News</strong>.<br />

Her talk, “Mapping the Origin of Mutations Through DNA<br />

Damage,” focused on the health implications of DNA<br />

mapping, particularly in the fight against cancer. “We know<br />

that the information, the instructions, what tells a cell how<br />

to behave and what goes wrong in a cell are in our genome,<br />

but those are three billion letters, and we’re looking for small<br />

changes,” Professor Adar said, adding that it is the equivalent<br />

of looking for a three letter variance in that three billion letter<br />

code. Fortunately, DNA mapping has rapidly evolved in the<br />

last two decades: in 2003, the Human Genome Project cost<br />

Thanks to this year’s chairpersons, Ety Alcalay, Dr. Myles<br />

Krieger, and Mazal Yehezkely, for an interesting, thoughtful,<br />

and engaging ALEF 2020!<br />

Arthur Gutterman and Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)<br />

Audience members were invited to ask questions after each<br />

session, making the event engaging and interactive. Adm.<br />

James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) was the keynote speaker. His<br />

address, Unlocking the Middle East and the Role of Israel,<br />

focused on cyber security and the importance of the Israeli-<br />

U.S. relationship. Adm. Stavridis is a retired four-star officer in<br />

the U.S. Navy. He led the NATO Alliance in global operations<br />

Elaine and Dr. Beno Michel<br />

Rina Frankel and Professor Koby Nahmias<br />

Among other topics discussed were bioengineered meat<br />

(Prof. Koby Nachmias), cancers that result from DNA<br />

damage, and the Hebrew University’s IDF partnerships<br />

(Barak Ben-Elizar). Professor Asher Cohen, President of the<br />

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Professor Shy Arkin,<br />

the Arthur Lejwa Professor of Structural Biochemistry, were<br />

among the speakers.<br />

Of particular note was the presentation by Professor Sheera<br />

Adar, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator.<br />

L-R: ALEF Chairs - Ety Alcalay, Dr. Myles Krieger, Mazal Yehezkely<br />

$2.7 billion to map the genome. Today, Hebrew University<br />

researchers like Professor Adar can map an individual’s<br />

genome in two days for less than $1,000.<br />

“My work involves basic research, it involves computational<br />

research, and it will involve this ability to communicate with<br />

the clinic to see cancer patients to get samples,” Professor<br />

Adar said. “Our new Center for Computational Medicine<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> Board Chair Marc Mayer and Ronald Zimmerman<br />

Barak Ben-Eliezer


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2019 Bel Air Affaire:<br />

A Rat Pack Tribute & A Humanitarian Torch of Learning<br />

L-R: Award Recipients - Martha and Barry Berkett, May<br />

and Award Presenter Richard Ziman<br />

L-R: Steve Frankel, Norman Lepor and Co-Chair Helen Jacobs-Lepor, Sharon and Mark<br />

Vidergauz, HU President Asher Cohen, Co-Chair Renae Jacobs-Anson and David Anson<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> Western Region Board members and guests enjoying the Bel Air Affaire<br />

Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and the sights and<br />

swinging sounds of vintage Las Vegas greeted<br />

American Friends of the Hebrew University guests<br />

on Saturday, September 14, 2019, when the 11th<br />

Annual Bel Air Affaire took place on the estate of Ron<br />

Burkle. “The Kings of Cool” serenaded 225 guests and<br />

“started spreading the news” with a Rat Pack Tribute<br />

performance featuring the music of Frank, Dean, and<br />

Sammy.<br />

American Friends from <strong>AFHU</strong>’s Western Region were<br />

welcomed by the President of the Hebrew University<br />

of Jerusalem, Professor Asher Cohen, who brought<br />

greetings from Israel, and Student Ambassador<br />

Shai Deutsch.<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong>’s Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award honored<br />

the memory of dear friends, Phyllis and Lloyd Berkett<br />

(z”l), who provided inspiring leadership in support of<br />

Hebrew University and the State of Israel. Accepting<br />

the award were family members Martha and Barry<br />

Berkett. This extraordinary evening raised close to<br />

$2 million for student scholarships at the Hebrew<br />

University.<br />

Event Chairs: Region Board Member Renae Jacobs-<br />

Anson and husband Dr. David Anson, and Region Board<br />

Member Helen Jacobs-Lepor and husband Dr. Norman<br />

Lepor.<br />

Event Honorary Chairs: Region Vice Chair Patricia<br />

L. Glaser and husband Sam Mudie; Brindell Gottlieb;<br />

Region Chairman Richard Ziman and wife May Ziman.<br />

Bel Air Affaire 2019 Committee


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Roberta and Paul Kozloff Honored at the<br />

2020 Palm Beach Scopus Award Gala<br />

Committed to the mission of <strong>AFHU</strong> in support of the<br />

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Kozloffs are<br />

devoted supporters of humanitarian organizations<br />

throughout the community. Roberta has served as<br />

Gala Chair of the Palm Beach Opera Gala and as<br />

a committee member for the Dana Farber Cancer<br />

Institute. She has worked to help build awareness of<br />

AIDS in the community and has co-chaired the gala<br />

in support of the MorseLife Foundation and its work<br />

in support of senior care. A successful businessman,<br />

Paul’s ventures have included beverage distribution,<br />

apparel manufacturing and retailing, and meat<br />

processing, to name a few. The couple’s involvement<br />

with <strong>AFHU</strong> began 15 years ago; Roberta and Paul<br />

have participated in Palm Beach Missions to Israel<br />

and Roberta co-chaired the initial <strong>AFHU</strong> Palm Beach<br />

Scholarship Luncheon.<br />

2020 Scopus Honorees Roberta and Paul Kozloff<br />

Paul and Roberta are valued members of the <strong>AFHU</strong><br />

community in Palm Beach. “My wife, Roberta, and I<br />

are grateful to have received the prestigious Scopus<br />

Award,” said Paul. He added, “We believe in connecting<br />

the passions of Americans to the talent at the Hebrew<br />

University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s most<br />

distinguished academic and research institutions.”<br />

L-R: Dinner Chairs - Stephen and Marjorie Fiverson, Robert and Judy Snyder, Stanley and Roberta Bogen, Paul and Roberta Kozloff, Richard<br />

Rothchild (not pictured Barbara Rothschild), Michelle and Joseph Jacobs, Robbi and Bruce Toll, Lori and Bruce Gendelman<br />

American Friends of the Hebrew University (<strong>AFHU</strong>)<br />

gathered at The Breakers on January 18th for the<br />

2020 Scopus Award Dinner honoring Roberta and<br />

Paul Kozloff. Professor Asher Cohen, President of the<br />

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, joined dinner chairs<br />

Roberta and Stanley Bogen in presenting the award<br />

to Roberta and Paul for their leadership, philanthropy,<br />

and dedication to the university. The evening raised<br />

$1.2 million in support of the Palm Beach Memory and<br />

Cognitive Research Fund at the Hebrew University.<br />

More than 400 guests were entertained by Tony<br />

Award-winning actress, singer, and star of The Cher<br />

Show, Stephanie J. Block during dinner. Marjorie and<br />

Robert Emden served as event chairs, with Diane<br />

Belfer, Roberta and Stanley Bogen, Sherry and Kenneth<br />

Endelson, Marjorie and Stephen Fiverson, Lori and<br />

Bruce Gendelman, Michelle and Joseph Jacobs, Lisa<br />

and Michael Rome, Barbara and Richard Rothschild,<br />

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

serving as dinner chairs.<br />

Tony Award-winner Stephanie J. Block<br />

L-R: Roberta and Stanley Bogen with Honorees Roberta and Paul Kozloff


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2020 LEAD Launch<br />

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because<br />

someone planted a tree a long time ago.”<br />

– Warren Buffet<br />

It is this idea of planning for the future, of securing the<br />

foundation now for a better tomorrow, that prompted<br />

American Friends of the Hebrew University (<strong>AFHU</strong>) to<br />

create the Leadership Empowerment and Development<br />

(LEAD) initiative. <strong>AFHU</strong> LEAD identifies, cultivates, and<br />

mentors the next generation of leaders in furtherance of<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong>’s mission in support of the Hebrew University of<br />

Jerusalem. The launch of the first LEAD cohort, held on<br />

January 20, 2020 in Palm Beach, took place in conjunction<br />

with the annual meeting of the <strong>AFHU</strong> national board of<br />

directors.<br />

Fifteen participants from across the country joined in<br />

activities and presentations that focused on the university’s<br />

interdisciplinary approach to science, medicine, and<br />

technology; an approach that fosters unique synergies<br />

that have helped propel Israel to the forefront of global<br />

innovation. LEAD members enjoyed one-on-one sessions<br />

with Professor Asher Cohen, President of the Hebrew<br />

University and Professor Shy Arkin, former Vice President<br />

for Research and Development. They participated in a<br />

leadership session with Admiral James Stavridis, USN<br />

(Ret.) who spoke about “The Secrets to Being an Effective<br />

Leader” and a leadership seminar, designed specifically<br />

for the LEAD program by the Melton School of Adult<br />

Learning, on “Listening and Questioning Like a Leader.”<br />

The LEAD cohort also participated in <strong>AFHU</strong>’s Annual<br />

Leadership Education Forum (ALEF), where attendees<br />

learned further details about cutting-edge research and<br />

innovation in genetics, bioengineering, and security from<br />

the scholars conducting the research.<br />

LEAD participants, ranging in age from their early thirties<br />

to mid-fifties, comprise a diverse group from across the<br />

United States. Cohort members include Hebrew University<br />

alumni and others newer to the university; some of them<br />

are natives of the U.S. and others were born outside it.<br />

“The program launch was a real success,” said <strong>AFHU</strong><br />

Leadership Development Director Laura Abrams. “The<br />

participants have started their own email group, WhatsApp<br />

group, and LinkedIn group. They’re forming themselves<br />

into a cohesive group of leaders,” she added.<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> LEAD<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> LEAD is an innovative 18-month training program<br />

that addresses the long-term leadership needs of <strong>AFHU</strong><br />

through cultivation of promising new leaders. Each<br />

<strong>AFHU</strong> LEAD cohort consists of select individuals whose<br />

intelligence, vision, creativity, and commitment will help to<br />

ensure a robust future for <strong>AFHU</strong>, the Hebrew University,<br />

and the State of Israel.<br />

Training includes three U.S.-based sessions featuring<br />

leadership training, educational seminars, networking, and<br />

social opportunities. In addition, a week-long trip to Israel,<br />

hosted by <strong>AFHU</strong>, provides an on-site look at the innovative<br />

spirit found at the heart of the Hebrew University. LEAD<br />

webinars offer exclusive access to Hebrew University’s<br />

researchers, while mentoring and networking opportunities<br />

with <strong>AFHU</strong> and HU leaders provide exposure to a<br />

supportive and nurturing community.


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IN<br />

REMEMBRANCE


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In Remembrance<br />

Lucille Amster<br />

Amb. Moshe Arad<br />

Uri Barzel<br />

Lloyd S. Berkett<br />

Donald A. Brown<br />

Penny Brown<br />

Harvey Cherner<br />

Abraham J. Dubrowsky<br />

Philip Feltman<br />

Milton Fine<br />

Franklin Fisher<br />

Ruth Frank<br />

Samuel M. Frankel<br />

Sarita Gantz<br />

Philip Garoon<br />

Diane Glazer<br />

Marlene Halperin<br />

Barbara Henley<br />

Ernest J. Henley<br />

Max Javit<br />

Charlotte Kaitz<br />

Myron L. Kaufman<br />

Barbara Kay<br />

Harry Kesten<br />

Gabrielle T. Kuvin<br />

Michael J. Lazar<br />

Frederic V. Malek<br />

Barbara A. Mandel<br />

Morton L. Mandel<br />

Vivian Merrin<br />

Robert Morgenthau<br />

Irving Naiditch<br />

Harold Oelbaum<br />

Mark N. Ozer<br />

Sidney Paul<br />

Edith Posel<br />

Daniel Potaznik<br />

Theodore K. Rabb<br />

Meshulam Riklis<br />

Leona Z. Rosenberg<br />

Walter Roth<br />

Raphael J. Rothstein<br />

Ida B. Rowen<br />

Stanley Schmerken<br />

Wolfhart K. Schubach<br />

Martin A. Segal<br />

Norman Seiden<br />

James Shasha<br />

Harry Sholk<br />

Beverly Shore<br />

Ruth P. Siegel<br />

Joseph Silverman<br />

Leon Sokoloff<br />

Maria Spinak<br />

Manfred Steinfeld<br />

Ralph Tash<br />

Elizabeth Teitelbaum<br />

Louis Weiss<br />

Sheila Wilshinsky<br />

Eugene M. Zemsky<br />

Stanley R. Zimmerman


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Regional Offices<br />

Northeast Region<br />

Mid-Atlantic Region<br />

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New York, NY 10004<br />

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T: 212.607.8510<br />

T: 202.363.4600<br />

E: northeast@afhu.org<br />

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Philadelphia, PA 19103<br />

T: 215.330.6722<br />

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