EVENT

1. EVENT RECAP

  • 1. EVENT RECAP
  • 2. PHOTOS

1. EVENT RECAP

2018 President's Mission to Berlin and Jerusalem

This year’s AFHU President’s Mission brought a delegation of 32 American Friends to Berlin for five days prior to traveling to Jerusalem for the 8lst international Board of Governors. Participants followed in the footsteps of Hebrew University founder, Albert Einstein, exploring the Bavarian quarter of Berlin and journeying to his summer residence in Caputh, where they dined in Einstein’s verdant garden. Their tours were enriched by the company of Hebrew University Professor, Hanoch Gutfreund, an eminent physicist and curator of the Einstein Archives at Hebrew University as well as Hebrew University Chancellor Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson and Dr. Ada Ben-Sasson.

Among the notable highlights was a private reception hosted by Israeli Ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, and his wife Laura, at their residence on the grounds of the embassy.  They enjoyed city panoramas and dinner at the exclusive Axel Springer Journalist’s Club.  An exclusive tour of the Jewish Museum was enhanced by lunch with Margot Friedlander, a 96 year-old Holocaust survivor: Margot read from her published memoir, Try to Make Your Life: A Jewish Girl Hiding in Nazi Berlin.   From June 3-8, participants viewed Berlin’s renowned art and archaeology collections, steeped themselves in the history and culture of German Jewry, and visited important sites such as the House of Wannsee Conference and the Max Liebermann Villa.

2. PHOTOS

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Berlin Concert Hall (Konzerthaus Berlin)
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Chancellor Menahem Ben-Sasson speaking to the group at the opening reception
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Norman Foster designed dome at the Bundestag
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Mission group listening to presentation at the Bundestag
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Art installation at the Jewish Museum
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Explanation of the art install at the Jewish Musuem
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Garden at the Jewish Musuem
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Sue Adelman, Professor Jurgen Renn (Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Semyon Friedman, and Professor Martin Adelman
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Group listening to Professor Hanoch Gutfreund at dinner reception at the Regent Berlin Hotel
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Professor Hanoch Gutfreund and Dr. Beno Michel
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Susan Lawi and Isabell Adler being hugged by her granddaughter, Sarah Adler
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Isabell Adler and Sarah Adler
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Cocktail reception with Professor Hanoch Gutfreund and Professor Jurgen Renn and friend from the Freie University Berlin
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Ben Marandy, Sami Freedman, Ruth Flinkman-Marandy
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Ety Alcalay
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Judith Winkler (Freie University), Professor Jurgen Renn, Semyon Freedman, Professor Martin Adelman
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President's Mission participants in front of the Neue Synagogue
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Neue Synagogue
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Listening to guide at Neue Synagogue
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Listening to guide at Neue Synagogue
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Cindy and Margot Michel
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Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, Menahem Ben-Sasson, Joyce Brandman, Linda Bennett at the Neue Synagogue
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Back side of Neue Synagogue
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Group at the Neue Synagogue
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Bavarian quarter walking tour (Grave of Moses Mendelssohn)
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Lunch at the Pauly Saal, one of Berlin's top restaurants, housed in the former Jewish girls' school
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Cindy and Margot Michel
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Axel Springer headquarters
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Mindy Salzberg-Siegel and Beth McCoy in matching outfits
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Beth McCoy, Sami Freedman, Marilyn Wallace, Susan Lawi
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Beth McCoy, Sami Freedman, Marilyn Wallace, Prof. Hanoch Gutfreund, Susan Lawi and Judith Shenkman
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Dinner at Axel Springer's exclusive Journalisten Club
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Einstein Tower in Potsdam with Professor Mueller Volker and Professor Hanoch Gutfruend
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Einstein Tower with Professor Martin Adelman
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Einstein Tower - Judith Shenkman, Alan Fiske, and Mindy Salberg-Siegel
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Solar observatory at Einstein Tower
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Lunch at Einstein's Summer House in Caputh
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Goor Zankl, Managing Director of the Einstein Forum
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Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Isacharoff speaking to the group in his residence at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin
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Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Isacharoff speaking to the group in his residence at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin
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Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Isacharoff speaking to the group in his residence at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin
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Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Isacharoff speaking to the group in his residence at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin
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Dr. Beno Michel speaking to the group in his residence at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin
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Linda Bennett with Ambassador Issacharoff and his family
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Segment of the Berlin wall out the Topograph of Terror Musuem
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