Canadian Friends of Hebrew University marked a major milestone at a reception on May 9 in Toronto where longtime supporters of the organization gathered in the presence of Hebrew U president Asher Cohen. The event, which Glennie and Nathan Lindenberg graciously hosted in their beautiful mid-town home, was CFHU’s first official celebration of the 75th anniversary of its founding in Montreal in 1944 by Alan Bronfman.
At the reception, National Chair Monette Malewski presented the first-ever President’s Torch Award to Lorne Persiko for his decades-long involvement with and support of CFHU. Monette also announced that Ira Lindenberg would be following in the tradition of his father Nathan by becoming the next president of the Toronto Board of CFHU. Before formally introducing Asher Cohen to the guests, she showed a brief CFHU/HU video prepared for the event. Asher then spoke on behalf of Hebrew U, congratulating CFHU and sharing exciting plans for the university. The evening concluded with remarks from Rami Kleinmann, President and CEO of CFHU, who reflected on his pride about the organization’s storied past and his excitement over its future. During the program, a slideshow featuring hundreds of photos covering the past 75 years of CFHU played in the background.