NOV 2022 “His Vision…Our Movement” Tribute Brunch in Philadelphia The 2022 A4BGU “His Vision…Our Movement” Tribute Brunch raised significant donations to support the Ben-Gurion Annual Fund, which provides the University with resources where they are most needed. The Philadelphia chapter honored Sylvia A. Brodsky, Lana R. Pinkenson and Barbara Epstein Sivan, chapter officers and long time generous benefactors. The Delaware chapter honored Ellen and Bob Meyer, Esqs., also chapter officers. Mid-Atlantic Chairs, Connie and Sam Katz, Philadelphia chapter Chair, Sherrie Savett, Esq., Delaware chapter Chair, Dr. Barry Kayne, as well as keynote speaker, Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, also attended. Tribute co-Chairs, Nina Appel, Carol Rothschild and Marla and Dr. Rob Zipkin led the way towards a very successful outcome both in gifts and attendance.

2022 A4BGU Tribute Brunch. L-R, standing: Sherrie Savett, Philadelphia chapter chair, Sam and Connie Katz, Mid-Atlantic co-chairs. Seated are the honorees: from the Delaware chapter, Ellen and Robert Meyer and from the Philadelphia chapter, Barbara Epstein Sivan, Sylvia A. Brodsky, and Lana Pinkenson. Photo: Christopher Brown

NOV 2022 Ottawa Chapter Comes in Support of Medical Simulation The BGU Canada Ottawa chapter also hosted Dr. Oren Wacht, Academic Director of medical simulation at BGU. Forty people gathered at the home of Susannah Dalfen and Jonathan Malino for an informative evening presenting cutting-edge research and teaching in the field of medical simulation. Natalie Stern and Eva Stelzer added their creativity and time to make this evening a great success.

NOV 2022 French Friends Hold Ben-Gurion Grand Online Chess Tournament Over 150 players from around the world, including a large number of BGU students, participated in the second annual online chess tournament organized by BGU’s French Friends. The competition was open to chess players of all levels, ages and countries, under the supervision of international master Vincent Rif. All proceeds from the event were designated for student scholarships.

Ottowa chapter event in support of BGU’s Rachel and Max Javit Medical Simulation and Classroom Building. Photo: courtesy

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