ISEF’s Annual Benefit Dinner on Tuesday, June 7th
ISEF International Leadership Award: Dr. Jean de Gunzburg
Dr. de Gunzburg is a prominent scientist investigating new ways to combat antibiotic resistance. He is also dedicated to improving educational opportunity for Israel’s youth, through his work as Chairman of World ORT. He makes his home in London with his wife Terry, known for her “By Terry” cosmetic line. The couple has seven children and ten grandchildren.
ISEF Lifetime Achievement Award: Judy and Norris Wolff
Judy and Norris Wolff have been leading supporters of ISEF for over 25 years, including serving as Benefit Dinner Co-Chairs. Judy, formerly with NBC News, serves on ISEF’s Board of Trustees and has been Co-Chair of ISEF’s Women’s Division. Norris is a founding partner in the law firm of Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen. The couple has two children and one grandson.
Newest Highlights and Success Stories
ISEF alumnus Dr. Liav Orgad released his first book this fall. “The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights,” was published by Oxford University Press and met with critical acclaim for its insightful analysis of immigration and its effect on modern nations. Liav is a Faculty Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and Associate Professor of Law at IDC Herzliya.
Dr. Inbal Rachmin, whose groundbreaking discovery of protein’s ability to combat heart disease and breast cancer has garnered international acclaim, continues her cutting-edge heart research as an ISEF International Fellow at Harvard University Medical School. Inbal grew up in Jerusalem, one of six children. When she was just 16, she lost her mother to breast cancer, which inspired her medical studies. Inbal is pictured here receiving an award of excellence from The Israel Heart Society.
Former ISEF International Fellow Dr. Haim Suchowski (UC-Berkeley) joined the Physics Faculty at Tel Aviv University, where he opened his own lab this summer with a generous grant from the European Research Council. His research is revolutionizing the depth and speed with which scientists can see into space.
Ziona Tagana, ISEF alumna and Law graduate of Bar Ilan University, became the first Ethiopian-Israeli to be accepted to the prestigious Israeli Supreme Court internship program. She is pictured here receiving the 2015 Edmond Levy Outstanding Law Scholars Award from Mrs. Levy, ISEF President Nina Weiner, and ISEF Alumnus Prof. Nir Kedar, Dean of Sapir College Law School in Sderot (far right).