Staff members of the Tel Aviv Foundation joined together to toast the New Year. CEO Hila Oren thanked the team for their hard work and shared her vision for the upcoming year.
At the 8th Annual Tel Aviv Cities Summit, the Tel Aviv Foundation was honored to host a workshop focused on new, local and international, and innovative fundraising platforms. Thank you to our distinguished panelists Marco Kamiya of UN Habitat, Chris Gourlay of Spacehive, Avital Blonder of Jindas and David Kapah, former CEO & Financing Specialist, for sharing their vision, expertise and experience. A special thank you to Rinat Guy, Chief Innovation Officer of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality for moderating the panel and the impressive initiatives she is driving forward at the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo.
The Tel Aviv Foundation was honored to host the board of the Bernard van Leer Foundation here in Tel Aviv. As we met for the second time as pioneers of the Urban95 Programme, we were joined by Mayor Ron Huldai and various leaders of the Municipality to discuss its importance and progress.
This August, the Marshal Multi-Service Center for the Blind in Tel Aviv gave 47 blind or visually impaired children two weeks of fun and challenge at summer camp. The camp offers the kids a broad range of activities from arts and crafts to sailing, and gives many of them a chance to make friends and feel less isolated. The camp staff is made up almost entirely of an alumni community who return year after year to ensure the continuity and success of this incredible project.
The Tel Aviv Foundation distributed 80 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year to the graduate students of Tel Aviv-Yafo high schools, looking to pursue their first academic degree at a recognized higher education institution. These scholarships were possible thanks to the generosity of Yossi Bar Natan, a dear friend of the City of Tel Aviv and a board member of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation.
Members of The Tel Aviv Foundation toured the site of the Zehava Studio at the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre in Neve Tzedek. The project includes the construction of another floor for the center, an 800 square-meter dance studio and renovation of the existing building.
On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, the dedication ceremony of the “Or Zalman and Liza Square” was held, due to the generous donation of Rina Lebiev and her brothers. Rina supports and operates a number of “Bayit Cham” centers in Israel in support of the Bukharian community. Rina is a resident of Tel Aviv who deeply loved and respected her parents and felt the importance to commemorate them in the city.
The Bialik-Rogozin Educational Campus borders Yafo in southern Tel Aviv. The school educates over 1000 from kindergarten to 12th grade. The campus includes an early education center and elementary school together with a junior high and high school.
ARD German Public Radio recently conducted an interview at Cafe Europa in Tel Aviv, a space where Holocaust survivors come together to meet, talk, listen and dance, every two weeks and on holidays.
Dear Cathy, Liz, Abigail, spouses and grandchildren, I was very saddened to learn of the loss of your dear father, Harvey Z”l. As you might know, Harvey and I were very close friends for many years. We visited each other and spent time discussing the future of the Jewish people in general and the state of Israel in particular— especially the economy and higher education, fields in which Harvey was an expert. I will always cherish his wisdom, kindness, fantastic sense of humor and his passion for the future of the State of Israel.