National Mission Co-Chairs Patty Glaser and Marc Mayer led American Friends on a journey to Israel and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem from March 5-12, 2016. Participants toured the ancient city of Jaffa, met with industry leaders, attended a private reception with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, and learned about recent university achievements.

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Mission participants
in Jaffa

At President Rivlin’s residence: Marc Mayer, Reuven Rivlin and Patty Glaser

Writer and journalist Amos Oz

HU Founders Wall Ceremony: Michael Krasny, Division of Development and Public Relations; honoree Steve Frankel; Billy Shapira, VP and Director-General; and honoree Dan Ricketts

Founders Wall honorees Allison and Tom Levyn

Founders Wall ceremony honoring Shirley and Louis Gram (Shirley not pictured)

Wall of Life honorees Michael Cypers and Jackie Tavelman with HU Rector, Prof. Asher Cohen

Patty Glaser and brother Rick Glaser

At the Western Wall: Randi Adler,
Bob Feldman and Paulene Popek

Preparing for a jeep tour across the Negev

Steve Frankel and MK Tzipi Livni at the Knesset

Participants at
the Knesset

Ofir Akunis, Minister of Science, Technology and Space, and Michael Cypers

Balloon ride across the Negev: Beth McCoy, Bruce Cooperman, Allison Levyn
and Sheri Kaufer

Participants in the Negev with
tour guide, Dovev