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In case you missed our BIG celebration, watch now and celebrate Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, upon receipt of her first and only honorary doctorate from an Israeli university, bestowed by BGU. Israeli-American star, Noa Tishby, joins to celebrate Americans for Ben-Gurion University’s most remarkable!


Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

World Renowned Sex Therapist Author and Media Personality

Toni Young

Dedicated Volunteer and Philanthropist

Philip Gomperts

Steward of Largest Donation in Israel’s History

Master of Ceremonies

Noa Tishby

Actress, Producer, Activist and Author


Thank you to our generous Sponsors and Event Committee for making this event a remarkable success!



Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and Ben Marandy, California
Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode, New Jersey
Gerald Shreiber, New Jersey

Vicki and Lloyd Goldman, New York
Fran Morris Rosman and Richard Rosman, California
Bathsheva Rifkin and Howard Hochster, Connecticut

Toni Young, New York

Nina Appel, Illinois
Elyse and Joshua Arnow, New York
Jenny Cohen-Derfler and Joel Reinstein, Israel
Marci and Marc Dollinger, California
The Etingin, Davidowitz and Silver Families, New York
The Field Family Foundation, California
Esther and Bert Foer, Washington D.C.
Betsy and Max Gitter, New York
Rochelle and William E. Handy Jr., California
Laurie and Maury Harris, New York
Pat Kalmans and Michael Ozer, Texas
Reiko and Barry Kayne, Delaware
Brooke Kroeger and Alexander M. Goren, z”l, New York
Donna and Nathan Lam, California
Dr. Edward Oleen, Georgia
Carol Rothschild, Delaware
Carol and Harry Saal, California
Lisa Scheller, Pennsylvania
Danna and Alex Slusky, California

Soref-Breslauer Texas Foundation
Robin and Brad Stein, Texas
Tara and Roy Zuckerberg, New York

Terri and Rabbi Bruce Alpert, Connecticut
Rhona and Bruce Caress, Texas
Sue and Martin Fenster, Pennsylvania
Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg, Pennsylvania
Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow, New York
Arline and Ben Guefen, Texas
Jewish Federation of Delaware
Sylvia and Donn Johnson, Georgia
Adriana and Luciano Kolodny, Minnesota
Shelly and Jeffrey Kupfer, Maryland
Jan Liff, Tennessee
Ellen S. Marcus and Harvey A. Malyn, Texas

Abby Meiselman and Kenneth Bloom, Connecticut
John, Maxine, Betsy and Sam Perlman, Georgia
Paulette and Joseph Rose, New York
Debra and Jeffrey Rothschild, Elana and Peter Rothschild, New York
Sue and Doug Seserman, New York

Irene and Leon Skolnick, Florida
Ilana Subar, Maryland
Susan and Lewis Winarsky, Maryland
Mitchell Young, Czech Republic and Ann Young Saban, Israel and Their Families

Phyllis and Norman Aerenson, Delaware
Elsa and Stanley Aglow, New Jersey
Rita Agron, New Jersey
Judith and Daniel Alterman, California
Richard Appel, California
Madeleine and David Arnow, New York
Deborah and David Bergeron, Texas
Joan Rosen Bloch and Jay Bloch, New Jersey
Joanne and James Cohen, New York
Andrea and Robert Colton, Florida
Debbie and Robert Dunn, Pennsylvania
Roslyn and Charles Epstein, Pennsylvania
Janet Farber, California
Mara and Joshua Force, Louisiana
Deborah Fox and Maury Epner, Maryland
Ruth Ann and Errol Ger, Delaware
Tracy and Marc Ginsburg, Pennsylvania
Sharon and Alan Gomperts and Family, California
Brigitte and Michael Gomperts-Lazarus and Family, California
Bettina and Andrea Goren, New York
Barbara Greis and Howard L. Gottlieb, Illinois
Elizabeth and David Grzebinski, Texas
Steve Halaj, California
Marcia Halpern and Jay Leistner, Pennsylvania
Ronnie and Al Harrison, Texas
Xuemei He and Benjamin Golub, Florida
Cynthia Hertz, Florida and Family, New York and Maryland
Edie and Art Hessel, Washington, D.C.
Lisa and Steven Himmelfarb, Washington, DC
Carolyn and Neil Hockstein, Delaware
Sonya and Stephen Hurst, California
Sandra and Richard Jackson, Texas
Hon. Billy and Sandra Joel, Florida
Sandra Kahn, New Jersey
Beth Kaplan and Bruce Sholk, Maryland
Marilyn and Edward Kaplan, Florida
Robin Karol-Eng and Jerald Eng, Delaware
Connie and Sam Katz, Pennsylvania
Marion Kreith, Colorado
Arlene and Steve Krieger, California
Sue Ellen and Alan Laken, Pennsylvania
Maribeth and Steven Lerner, Pennsylvania
Michele and Robert Levin, Pennsylvania
Sharon and Jay Levy, California
Marge and Shelly London, Maryland
Paula and Richard Mandel, Pennsylvania
Michelle and David Margules, Delaware
Jill and Aaron Max, Maryland
Ellen and Robert Meyer, Delaware
Joanne Moore, Israel
Jackie Needleman and David Cohen, Pennsylvania
Lelaine and Stuart Nemser, Delaware
Phylis and Alan Newman, Florida
Karen and Gene Oshman, Texas
Lisa and Steve Pearlmutter, California
Kate and Bob Pincus, Delaware
Julie and Ken Podziba, Connecticut
Marjorie and Ken Roshkoff, Pennsylvania
Deborah and David Ross, Delaware
Lisa and Steve Rudner, Texas
Lite Sabin, New York
Carol and Eric Samet, Texas
Sherrie Savett, Pennsylvania
Barbara Schoenberg, Delaware
Natalie Schwartz, New Jersey
Paula and Aaron Sherman, Arizona
Michelle and Russell Silberglied, Pennsylvania
Mytyl Simancas-Bister and Sergio Bister, Florida
Cheryl and Craig Simon, Illinois
Fay and Samuel Singer, Florida
Barbara Epstein Sivan, Pennsylvania
Kathleen and Rob Spitzer, Washington
Ingrid and Larry Steinberg-Gomperts and Family, California
Leslie and Paul Strug, Texas
Connie and Michael Sugarman, Delaware
Linda Suib, Texas
Sylvia and Adam Tiktin, Florida
Randi and Harel Turkel, Maryland
Stefani and Loren Twyford, Texas
Ann Waldman and Robert Wolf, Pennsylvania
Keren and David Waranch, Maryland
Sheryl and Stuart Wernick, Texas
Claire and David Winick, Pennsylvania
Violet and Richard Zeitlin, Pennsylvania
Marla and Robert Zipkin, Pennsylvania
Kim Zoller and Harriet Whiting, id360inc.com, Texas
Sissy and David Zoller, Texas
Judith and Howard Zucker, Delaware



Event Committee

Eden Abitan, Florida
Elizabeth and David Breslauer, Texas
Gary DeBode, New Jersey

Marci Dollinger, California
Lisa Field, California
Ruth Flinkman-Marandy, California
Lloyd Goldman, New York
Maury Harris, New York
Marilyn and Edward Kaplan, Florida
Connie and Sam Katz, Pennsylvania
Reiko and Barry Kayne, Delaware
Marc List, Florida
Marge London, Maryland
Ellen S. Marcus, Texas
Jill Max, Maryland
Linda Melcer, Florida
Michael Ozer, Texas
Joel Reinstein, Israel

Bathsheva Rifkin, Connecticut
Paulette and Joseph Rose, New York
Carol Rothschild, Delaware
Carol Saal, California
Mytyl Simancas, Florida
Linda Suib, Texas
Adam Tiktin, Florida
Mitchell Young, Czech Republic
Ann Young Saban, Israel
Marla and Rob Zipkin, Pennsylvania