More than 250 guests packed the room at New York’s Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, May 7, to celebrate ISEF’s 37th Anniversary. This year’s event honored three of ISEF’s International Fellows who’ve completed their studies: Dr. Yafit Lev-Aretz (Law, UPenn), who just received her Ph.D.; Dr. Haim Suchowski (UC Berkeley) who’s joining the faculty at Tel Aviv University; and Dr. Eitan Yaakobi (CalTech), who’s now on the faculty at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. All three gave touching tributes, thanking everyone for helping them overcome great obstacles and fulfill their life’s dreams.
Guests also heard from Dr. Vered Padler-Karavani , an alumna of ISEF from BA through postdoc who is now a professor with her own lab at Tel Aviv University. Winner of the Marie Curie Grant for her breakthroughs in cancer treatment, Vered is a shining example of ISEF’s global impact.
The dynamic Rebecca Jarvis of ABC News emceed the event, while our own Jack Gindi led a wonderfully successful live auction.