Ben-Gurion University Plant Biologist Presents Research at Morris Arboretum

Prof. Ariel Novoplansky, a plant biologist from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, was the featured speaker at a meeting sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University, (AABGU), a member of AABGU’s Mid-Atlantic Region. The meeting took place at Morris Arboretum, the University of Pennsylvania’s interdisciplinary resource center, which is also recognized as the official arboretum of the commonwealth. [Read more…]

Ben-Gurion University and Fox Chase Cancer Center Partnership Symposium

Dr. Jeffrey Adams, president of Focus Biomolecules and cosponsor of the symposium; Dr. Robert Zipkin; Dr. Ken Harris, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Adams, president of Focus Biomolecules and cosponsor of the symposium; Dr. Robert Zipkin; Dr. Ken Harris

Researchers and interested supporters from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) recently met in a mini-symposium to report on some of the collaborative research the two institutions have been conducting. This program, which took place at Fox Chase, was entitled “Current Science, Future Goals and Shared Objectives.” It was the most recent of the many conferences and symposia the two research centers have conducted since formalizing an affiliation agreement in 2008 to join forces in the battle against cancer. This agreement was made possible by the Philadelphia Chapter of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University (AABGU), a nonprofit organization that supports BGU by raising awareness about the institution throughout the United States. [Read more…]

American Associates of Ben Gurion University 40th Anniversary


(left to right) Jeremey Kaplan, Cortnee Doll, Melanie Simon and Liza Mitgang, all students who have returned from studying at the Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, attended the recent Philadelphia Chapter Tribute Brunch held by the American Associates of BGU of the Negev. Photo credit: Bonnie Squires.

— by Bonnie Squires

American Associates, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU), held its Philadelphia Chapter 40th Anniversary Tribute Brunch, honoring Charlotte and Dr. Carroll Weinberg, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Sunday, November 11.  More than 170 friends and supporters of AABGU came to celebrate the 40th anniversary  of AABGU,  including six American students who have spent either a semester or an entire year at the Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program at BGU.

Sam and Connie Katz, co-chairs of the Philadelphia Chapter of AABGU, presented the Tikkun Olam Award to Charolotte and Dr. Carroll Weinberg for their decades of supports for the university.

The family of the late Harry Dozor, founder of AABGU, Dr. Rick Dozor, his mother Shirley Dozor and his son Harry Dozor, named for his late grandfather, received  a special Dreidel sculpture award for their continuing support.

Ambasssador Barukh Binah, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC, delivered the keynote address.

More after the jump.
(left to right) Dr. Carroll Weinberg and his wife Charlotte were honored by Philadelphia chapter co-chairs Connie and Sam Katz with the Ben Gurion University Tikkun Olam Award at a Tribute Brunch in Philadelphia in the Weinbergs’ honor.
Photo credit: Bonnie Squires.

Among the American Friends of Ben Gurion University gathered at the Tribute Brunch were (left to right) former PA State Senator Bob Rovner; Ambassador Barukh Binah, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Israel, who gave the keynote address; and Jack Bershad, AABGU Mid-Atlantic Region Chair.
Photo credit: Bonnie Squires.


Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg, Dottie Wasserman and Ann Waldman.
Photo credit: Bonnie Squires.


(seated) Murray Shusterman, Billy and Carole Stamps, and Aimee Katz.
Photo Credit: Bonnie Squires.


Honoree Charlotte Weinberg, her sister Rosalie Davison, and Marilyn and Bob Birnhak.
Photo Credit: Bonnie Squires.