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Westmounters attend Hebrew University event



Saul Singer and<br />
Monette MalewskiEveryone agreed. The Montreal Chapter of Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University hosted a fabulous event. Held at the Sheraton Hotel on a snowy day at the end of April, the luncheon featured Saul Singer, who co-authored the book Start Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle with Dan Senor.

President of the Montreal Chapter, Monette Malewski, welcomed guests and introduced Jacques Daoust, president and CEO of Investissement Québec. Daoust presented guest speaker Singer, who had just arrived from Jerusalem, as, coincidentally, had Westmounters Rhoda and Robert Vineberg. Their tans were envied by all!

Singer’s off-the-cuff, no-notes talk was inspirational, as he related anecdotes about start-ups in Israel, commenting that “to understand a culture is through its stories.’’ The event gathered many Westmounters including Evelyn Schachter and her son Nathaniel, Mitzi Dobrin, Julia and Stephen Reitman with their daughter Lisa, Evelyn and Ricky Black, Nancy Cleman, Sylvie Bismuth, Carol Koffler, Philip Nickel and Morrie Cohen.

Ari Brojde,<br />
Yoram Elron, and Danny Ritter

Rhoda Vineberg,<br />
Saul Singer, Robert VinebergWestmounter Ari Brojde, chair of the Albert Einstein Business Forum, attended with his wife Robyn and his mother Anna, also a Westmount resident. The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has its offices in Westmount. Carolyn Steinman, director eastern region, who works there, was also noted at the luncheon.

Committee members were Westmounters Lewis Dobrin and Stephen Lipper, working with Patrick Gagnon, Bernard Grant, Leslie Levi, Dr. Frederick Muroff, Danielle Pollack, Bernie Shuster, Professor Morty Yalovsky and Monette Malewski.

The lecture-luncheon was held to raise awareness of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem through their Albert Einstein Business Forum. Sponsors were Scotia McLeod, RSM Richter Chamberland, PSB Boisjoli, Spiegel Sohmer, the consulate of Israel, Heenan Blaikie, M. Bacal Group and the Quebec-Israel Committee.

Julia Reitman


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