About Afhu

Ingenuity Is Our Tradition. Knowledge Moves Us.

American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. We exist to connect the passions of Americans to the talent at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions.

In addition to raising awareness for the university, AFHU’s fundraising efforts help attract and retain outstanding faculty, build teaching and research facilities, and provide scholarships and fellowships to Israel’s next generation of leaders. 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.

AFHU LEADERSHIP

Leadership

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Pamela Nadler Emmerich
National President
Chair of the Executive Committee
Clive Kabatznik
Chair of the Board
Honorary President
Joshua Rednik
Chief Executive Officer

Executive Team

Alison Freed
Chief Development Officer
GLENNYS HUHN
Chief Human Resources Officer
EILEEN HUME
Chief Strategy Officer
Monica Loebl
National Director of Development
ARIEL LONDOÑO
Chief Financial and Operations Officer

National Officers

Michael Kurtz
Assistant Treasurer
Kenneth Stein
Vice President
RICHARD S. ZIMAN
Vice Chair of the Board
RONALD M. ZIMMERMAN
Vice President
JOSHUA M. OLSHIN
Treasurer
Budget and Finance Committee Chair
bill kilberg
Nominations Committee Chair
RICHARD D. WEINBERG
Assistant Secretary
MARC O. MAYER
Investment Committee Chair
Honorary Chair
Honorary President
Herb Sachs
National Campaign Committee Chair
MICHAEL LOBEL
Audit Committee Chair
I. steven edelson
Secretary

HONORARY PRESIDENTS

Stanley M. Bogen
Marc O. Mayer
George A. Schieren
Daniel I. Schlessinger
Ira Lee Sorkin
CLIVE KABATZNIK

HONORARY CHAIRS OF THE BOARD

Stanley M. Bogen
Michael Kurtz
George A. Schieren
Daniel I. Schlessinger
Ira Lee Sorkin

MARC O. MAYER

Regional Offices


CONTACT
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JUSTIN PRESSMAN
Executive Director


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T: 312.329.0332
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JUDITH SHENKMAN
Executive Director


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T: 202.363.4600
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GABRIELLE SHERB
Executive Director


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T: 212.607.8510
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MAURA MILLES
Executive Director


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T: 215.330.6722
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RACHEL SIGMAN
Director, Philadelphia


CONTACT
T: 561.750.8585
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MONICA LOEBL
National Director of Development

AFHU LEAD

AFHU LEADERSHIP EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

AFHU LEAD identifies, cultivates, and mentors the next generation of leaders for American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU). By engaging seasoned facilitators and brilliant Hebrew University researchers, AFHU LEAD connects future leaders to Israel’s premier research university, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Program

AFHU LEAD is an 18-month leadership training program that includes three U.S.-based sessions featuring in-depth leadership training, educational seminars, networking, and social opportunities. In addition, a week-long Israel experience, in which participants are hosted by the Hebrew University, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the start-up nation. LEAD webinars offer exclusive access to Hebrew University innovations, research breakthroughs, and new technologies designed for global impact, while mentoring and networking opportunities with influential AFHU and HU leaders provide unique access and entrée within the philanthropic and professional spheres.

FACULTY

AFHU LEAD engages brilliant Hebrew University researchers, faculty, and leaders to educate and immerse participants in the mission of the Hebrew University. In addition, leadership training facilitators provide hands-on tools and expertise so participants are prepared and equipped for future leadership opportunities at AFHU and beyond.

Press releases and Updates

AFHU’S HISTORY

Our History is Our Foundation.

Stepping forward with confidence is easier when you know where you’ve been. Felix Warburg founded American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) in 1925. Since then we’ve celebrated many milestones that have marked our impact on the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

WE ARE TRANSPARENT WITH OUR FINANCES

American Friends of the Hebrew University, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, has an independent lay-led national Board of Directors comprising dedicated professionals and civic and Jewish community leaders from throughout the United States. Each year, AFHU is audited by the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP.

2023

2023 Audited Financial Statements

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2022

AFHU 2022 Annual Report

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2022 Pooled Endowment Fund

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2022 AFHU AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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2022 AFHU 990

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2021

2021 Pooled Endowment Fund

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2021 Annual Report

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2021 AFHU Audited Financial Statements

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2021 AFHU 990

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2020

2020 POOLED ENDOWMENT FUND

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2020 Annual Report

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2020 AFHU 990

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2019

2019 Pooled Endowment Fund

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2019 Annual Report

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2019 AFHU Audited Financial Statements

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2019 AFHU 990

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2018

2018 Pooled Endowment Fund

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2018 Annual Report

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2018 AFHU Audited Financial Statements

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2018 AFHU 990

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2017

2017 Annual Report

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2017 AFHU Pooled Endowment Fund

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2017 AFHU Audited Financial Statements

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2017 AFHU 990

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2016

2016 Pooled Endowment Fund Report

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2016 Audited Financial Statements

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2016 Annual Report

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2016 AFHU 990

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2015

2015 Pooled Endowment Fund Report

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2015 Annual Report

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2015 AFHU 990

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2014

2014 Pooled Endowment Fund Report

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2014 Annual Report

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2014 AFHU Audited Financial Statements

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2014 AFHU 990

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2013

2013 Annual Report

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2013 AFHU Pooled Endowment Fund

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