1. AFHU Leadership
Ingenuity Is Our Tradition. Knowledge Moves Us.
In addition to raising awareness and funds for the university, AFHU helps the university recruit and retain outstanding faculty, build teaching and research facilities, and provide scholarships and fellowships. AFHU’s support helps the university advance human understanding in myriad fields including agriculture, astronomy, energy, psychology, medicine, and more.
AFHU was founded in 1925 by American businessman and philanthropist Felix M. Warburg. Our rich history gives us the confidence to move forward with our mission. And we will never stop––because knowledge moves us.
2. Regional Offices
3. Career Opportunities
If Knowledge Moves You, Come Join Us.
5. AFHU Awards
National Scopus Award
The National Scopus Award is the highest honor conferred by AFHU. Named for Mount Scopus, where Hebrew University’s first cornerstones were laid in 1918, the award has come to symbolize the university’s highest ideals.
Torch of Learning Award
This award honors leading individuals who have influenced the course of higher learning in the United States (U.S.) and Israel.
Sports Torch of Learning Award
The Sports Torch of Learning award was created to memorialize the eleven Israeli athletes who were murdered during the 1972 Olympic games in Munich. The award honors their memory and recognizes outstanding American leaders in the field of sports.
Judah L. Magnes Award
Named for Rabbi Judah L. Magnes, one of the original founders and HU’s first President. The Judah L. Magnes award is conferred upon individuals for outstanding contributions to education and cultural life in the U.S. and Israel.
S.Y. Agnon Gold Medal
Named for Israel’s first Nobel laureate, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, and presented to distinguished leaders for outstanding contributions to educational, cultural or intellectual life in the U.S. and Israel. The Agnon Gold Medal symbolizes HU’s highest standards of intellectual achievement.
Established in 2005, the Maimonides Award honors philanthropic commitment to pioneering medical research at HU.
AFHU’s Einstein Award pays tribute to leaders who have made a profound, far-reaching impact on the course of modern science and technology and whose philanthropic activities improve the lives of people internationally.
Leaders of Distinction Award
This honor is awarded to leaders and humanitarians who have made an impact in their local communities and on behalf of the State of Israel. They are dedicated to fostering Jewish life, and benefitting humanity in lasting ways.
The Truman Peace Prize
The Truman Peace Prize was established by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at HU. The prize honors the commitment of the university to the cause of world peace. It recognizes the importance of peace to Jerusalem and to all Jewish people. The prize is awarded only to outstanding leaders and activists who have supported global peace efforts.