Jerusalem Calling - Issue 6 - June 24, 2019

Welcome to the 6th issue of CFHU’s JERUSALEM CALLING, a series of video reports from the 2019 Board of Governors (BOG) activities at Hebrew University.

This latest instalment features highlights from the tribute to Toronto benefactors Joe and Wolf Lebovic, the Rector’s Report, Murray Palay receiving an honorary fellowship, and BOG attendees experience Jerusalem’s venerable food market up close.

HU honours Canada’s Joe and Wolf Lebovic at special ceremony

At the dedication of inscriptions on the Wall of Benefactors on Mount Scopus, Hebrew University leaders pay tribute to Joe and Wolf Lebovic for their lifetime of achievements and major philanthropic pursuits, including their generous support of the university. Following the ceremony, CFHU’s Robert Sarner spoke with Joe about his great affinity for Hebrew U.

Videographer: Liri Cohen Harounoff

Rector’s Report on the state of HU, present and future

As Hebrew University’s Rector, since 2017, Prof. Barak Medina is responsible for all academic matters including teaching, research and public activities of the faculty. In the Litwinsky Senate Hall on Mount Scopus, Prof. Medina presented plans to ensure HU’s continuing academic excellence and other related issues.

Videographer: Liri Cohen Harounoff

HU awards Canada’s Murray Palay an honorary fellowship

In recognition of his decades of service to Hebrew University, Winnipeg resident Murray Palay, former Chair of CFHU’s National Board, received an honorary fellowship at a special ceremony in the Handler Auditorium on Mount Scopus.

Videographer: Liri Cohen Harounoff

BOG delegates experience Jerusalem’s fabled food market up close

Special evening program takes BOG attendees on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the city’s animated outdoor market, offering them a chance to savour local food and music accompanied by talks by some of HU’s top faculty members. Former US Ambassador Dan Shapiro, guest of honour and HU alum, addressed those in attendance.

Videographer: Robert Sarner