American Friends of the Open University of Israel held its annual Gala Celebration on November 10, 2015 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. The event honored New York University President, John Sexton, and Linda and Michael G. Jesselson. Joining the honorees in addressing the assembly were Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s envoy to the United Nations, and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, consul general of Israel in New York. They were joined by Professor Kobi Metzer, President of The Open University of Israel. Likewise, Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, President of American Friends of the Open University of Israel, and Chairperson, Mrs. Naomi Hass-Perlman, delivered remarks, followed by board members, Professor William Schwartz and Ms. Nina Rosenwald. The vital role played by the Open University in Israeli society, strongly supported over the years through the generosity of the university’s American friends was cited by all. The event was a great success, and funds raised exceeded the successes of previous years.
Photo: Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, President, American Friends of The Open University of Israel