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Star Noa Tishby to Host “Celebrating the Remarkable”

Star Noa Tishby to Host “Celebrating the Remarkable”

April 7, 2021

Leadership, Awards & Events, Press Releases

Actress, producer, activist and author Noa Tishby will emcee the upcoming American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Americans for Ben-Gurion University) virtual event, “Celebrating the Remarkable,” which takes place on April 25th.

“I am delighted to be hosting ‘Celebrating the Remarkable’ for American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Americans for Ben-Gurion University’s valuable work in helping develop Israel’s Negev region is nothing short of remarkable. On a personal level, the fact that Americans for Ben-Gurion University transcends politics as an organization that sheds a positive light on Israel is especially significant to me,” remarks Noa Tishby, founder of the nonprofit “Act for Israel,” Israel’s first online advocacy organization. “I must also say how exciting it is to be honoring Dr. Ruth, a remarkable pioneer in her field.”

Legendary sex therapist and author Dr. Ruth will be receiving her first and only honorary doctorate from an Israeli university, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, during the event.

“The past year has been challenging for so many of us; I’m grateful for virtual events like ‘Celebrating the Remarkable’ which provide the kind of uplifting, inspirational experience we are all longing for these days,” adds Tishby.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Noa Tishby will be hosting this special occasion, which I’m sure will be the biggest and most exciting event that Americans for Ben-Gurion University has ever held,” says Doug Seserman, chief executive officer of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

“Known as Israel’s unofficial ambassador in the United States, having Noa as our emcee couldn’t be more perfect, considering that she’s a trailblazing, accomplished Israeli-American whose passionate advocacy when it comes to Israel leads to real, positive change,” notes Seserman.

Actress, producer, activist, and author Noa Tishby

Noa Tishby was born and raised in Tel Aviv and served two and a half years in the Israeli army before she landed a starring role on the nation’s highest-rated prime time drama Ramat Aviv Gimmel. She became a household name, appearing in numerous TV shows, films, theater productions, and national fashion campaigns, before she moved to Los Angeles, where she sold the Israeli TV show In Treatment to HBO, making history as the first Israeli television show to become an American series. She co-produced over 150 episodes, which earned a Peabody Award and twelve Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

A passionate political activist, Tishby founded the nonprofit “Act for Israel,” Israel’s first online advocacy organization, and has become widely known as Israel’s unofficial ambassador. She is the author of the newly released book, Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth.

Celebrating the Remarkable event will also pay tribute to Toni Young, Americans for Ben-Gurion University past president, for her remarkable leadership and vision and Philip Gomperts, newly retired director of Americans for Ben-Gurion University’s Southwest Region, for his extraordinary fundraising achievements on behalf of Americans for Ben-Gurion University, BGU and the State of Israel. Dr. Ruth’s honorary doctorate will be bestowed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz and Rector Prof. Chaim Haimes.

“Celebrating the Remarkable,” will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Visit www.aabgu.org/celebrate-remarkable to register.


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By supporting a world-class academic institution that not only nurtures the Negev, but also shares its expertise locally and globally, Americans for Ben-Gurion University engages a community of Americans who are committed to improving the world. David Ben-Gurion envisioned that Israel’s future would be forged in the Negev. The cutting-edge research carried out at Ben-Gurion University drives that vision by sustaining a desert Silicon Valley, with the “Stanford of the Negev” at its center. The Americans for Ben-Gurion University movement supports a 21st century unifying vision for Israel by rallying around BGU’s remarkable work and role as an apolitical beacon of light in the Negev desert.

About Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev embraces the endless potential we have as individuals and as a commonality to adapt and to thrive in changing environments. Inspired by our location in the desert, we aim to discover, to create, and to develop solutions to dynamic challenges, to pose questions that have yet to be asked, and to push beyond the boundaries of the commonly accepted and possible.

We are proud to be a central force for inclusion, diversity and innovation in Israel, and we strive to extend the Negev’s potential and our entrepreneurial spirit throughout the world. For example, the multi-disciplinary School for Sustainability and Climate Change at BGU leverages over 50 years of expertise on living and thriving in the desert into scalable solutions for people everywhere.

BGU at a glance:  

20,000 students | 800 senior faculty | 3 campuses | 6 faculties: humanities & social sciences, health sciences, engineering sciences, natural sciences, business & management, and desert research.


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