Einstein Visionaries Society Luncheon 2022

AFHU Northeast Region hosted its annual Einstein Visionaries Society Luncheon on September 13 at The Harmonie Club in midtown Manhattan. This celebratory luncheon recognizes generous donors who have made a legacy gift to support the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Our surprise special guest was the President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Professor Asher Cohen, who shared updates and greetings from Israel. Guest speakers included our distinguished Professor Edwin Seroussi, director of the Jewish Music Research Center in HU’s Department of Musicology, who shared a fascinating talk on “Hatikvah: Singing a Hope”. The presentation from AFHU planned giving consultant Neal Myerberg covered strategies to reduce one’s estate and tax-wise giving.

Welcoming our guests was AFHU National and Northeast Region Board member, Frances Katz, who established a bequest to endow a Chair at the Hebrew University School of Social Work. Fran’s remarks always note her deep connection to the university and pay tribute to her late husband, George Katz (z”l), and his passion for Hebrew University, Israel, and global betterment. Closing the program was Maura Milles, the new Executive Director of the Northeast Region. A big thank you also went out to our luncheon sponsor, PNC Bank, who continue to generously help underwrite this important event.

To learn more about creating your own legacy at the Hebrew University through a planned gift, such as a bequest, charitable trust, or charitable gift annuity, please visit AFHU Planned Giving or contact Maura Milles in the Northeast Region at 212.607.8519 or [email protected] or nationally [email protected].