Dear Friends,

As the world continues to inch its way back to what we hope will be normalcy, for many of us, it has been a time to reconnect with friends and loved ones. For us, this also meant a recent trip to Israel to visit colleagues and students at the Hebrew University.

After two long years of Zoom meetings, to say this trip was inspiring, productive and overdue would be an understatement. We arrived at the university for the first day of school – students were finally back to in-person learning since the pandemic began and the energy on campus was indescribable. We saw the joy on students’ faces, the diversity – young men and women, soldiers, Arabs, Ethiopians, Haredi – all gathered together. It was a true representation of Israel and we felt incredibly lucky to be a part of it.

students at Hebrew U

Some other highlights from our time in Jerusalem:

Monette and Rami in Israel

The last highlight of our trip was visiting one of the newest initiatives on campus: the Center for Sustainability. Launched this past spring, the Center was established to increase environmental research and teaching within the university and to promote sustainability projects across Israel and around the world. The Center is not only about environmental awareness: it’s about working together and sowing the seeds for the next generation.

Monette in Israel

With the end of the year approaching, we thank you for your continued support which is helping us create a better world and inspiring the next generation of leaders.


Rami Kleinmann and Monette Malewski