Deborah Bergeron, <br />

Deborah Bergeron
Philanthropic Relationship Officer

Sissy Zoller
Community Engagement Professional

 

 

Welcome to Americans for Ben-Gurion University’s Greater Texas Region! It has been my honor to be the director of this region since 2000. Headquartered in Houston, we cover all of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

This region’s lay leaders, board members and donors have been instrumental in supporting key BGU initiatives, including the Marcus Family Campus, the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences, the Kidumatica Math Program, the state-of-the-art MRI at BGU’s Brain Imaging Center, the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, the American Associates Village at Sde Boker, and more.

Also, don’t miss our Annual Kosher Dining Extravaganza a longtime local tradition honoring leaders of the Houston community and Israel, prepared by Houston’s top chefs.

Come on down and join in the excitement! Invest your time as an Americans for Ben-Gurion University lay leader and be part of Israel’s Negev.

Sincerely,

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Deborah Bergeron
Philanthropic Relationship Officer


Contact Us

Deborah Bergeron
Philanthropic Relationship Officer

Phone:

212-687-7721

Sissy Zoller
Community Engagement Professional

Phone:

212-687-7721


No upcoming events are scheduled in this region.

Gallery

Greater Texas Regional Director Deborah Bergeron, Americans for Ben-Gurion University President Lloyd Goldman, and Americans for Ben-Gurion University Executive Director Doron Krakow visit with students at Moishe House in Beer-Sheva

Greater Texas Regional Director Deborah Bergeron, Americans for Ben-Gurion University President Lloyd Goldman, and Americans for Ben-Gurion University Executive Director Doron Krakow visit with students at Moishe House in Beer-Sheva

Greater Texas Regional Director Deborah Bergeron (center) with colleagues Executive Director - Northeast Kevin Leopold and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Claire Winick

Greater Texas Regional Director Deborah Bergeron (center) with colleagues Executive Director - Northeast Kevin Leopold and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Claire Winick

David Bergeron, Nan Zinn-Haar, Edith and Bob Zinn, and Deborah Bergeron

David Bergeron, Nan Zinn-Haar, Edith and Bob Zinn, and Deborah Bergeron

Pat and Michael Ozer of San Antonio with Regional Director Deborah Bergeron Steve Finkelman, Sara Bloome and Jerrad Bloome catching up at a recent regional board gathering and Zin Fellows reception. Ben Guefen and Devinah Finn Robin Stein and outgoing Regional Chair Arline Guefen Paul Strug and Regional Director Deborah Bergeron Barbara Baliff, Regional Chair Elizabeth Grzebinski and Lewis Kalmans Extravaganza Chairs Haya Varon and Raquel Goldberg present the Americans for Ben-Gurion University David Ben-Gurion Award to Honorees Sandra and Steven Finkelman Regional Director Deborah Bergeron, Shira Yosher, Prof. Arieh Saposnik, Arline and Ben Guefen Prof. Dan Blumberg; Doron Krakow, Americans for Ben-Gurion University executive vice president; BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi; Prof. Steve Rosen Americans for Ben-Gurion University's Austin Chapter hosts Prof. Steve Rosen (back right). Terry Woskow, BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi, Stephen Breslauer
Ben and Arline Guefen with BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi (center).

Ben and Arline Guefen with BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi (center).

Brothers Jim and Steve Breslauer with a trio of David Ben-Gurion impersonators at the 44th Board of Governors Meeting in Beer-Sheva Ambassador Arthur Schechter and Regional Director Deborah Bergeron at the 2014 Gourmet Kosher Extravaganza The Chefs of Americans for Ben-Gurion University’s 2014 Gourmet Kosher Extravaganza: Mark Cox, Mark’s; Carmelo Mauro, Carmelo’s; John Sheely, Mockingbird Bistro and Osteria Mazzantini; Chef Steve Caruana, Westin Galleria Hotel 2014 Gourmet Kosher Extravaganza Honorees Jeannie Samuels, Matt Samuels, David Duke, and Vicki Samuels-Levy accept Americans for Ben-Gurion University’s David Ben-Gurion Leadership Award – designed by international artist Bill Meeks David and Elizabath Grzebinski; BGU Prof. Eilon Adar; Arline Guefen, regional co-chair

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