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1. EVENT RECAP

  • 1. EVENT RECAP
  • 2. PHOTOS

1. EVENT RECAP

48th Annual George A. Katz Torch of Learning Award Luncheon honors John S. Siffert

On June 18, 2018, AFHU’s Northeast Region held its longstanding lawyers’ luncheon in New York City at Cipriani, 42nd Street.  John S. Siffert of Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP was conferred as the George A. Katz Torch of Learning Award recipient.

More than 450 colleagues and friends from the legal and business communities came together to honor John and celebrate his professional achievements, community leadership, and his outstanding commitment to justice and the advancement of higher education.

Keynote speaker Bret Stephens, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist, delivered a poignant and topical speech about immigration concerns at home and abroad, and how Hebrew University’s model of inclusion is one that should be replicated worldwide.  Guests also heard from Ambassador Yossi Gal, Hebrew University’s Vice President for Advancement and External Relations and Professor Tomer Broude from the Faculty of Law.

Luncheon co-chairs included: Andrew J. Ceresney (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), Adam O. Emmerich (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP), Meredith E. Kotler (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton), Alan Levine (Cooley LLP), Gary P. Naftalis (Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP), Betsy Plevan (Proskauer Rose LLP), George A. Schieren, Ira Lee Sorkin (Mintz & Gold LLP), and Paul Vizcarrondo (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz).

Funds raised benefited the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Law and AFHU.

We invite you to view luncheon highlights by clicking on the program videos to the right.

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2. PHOTOS

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John S. Siffert, 2018's Torch of Learning Award recipient
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(L to R) Liane Aronchick, David Alfasi-Siffert, John Siffert, Goldie Alfasi-Siffert. Matthew Siffert, Joan Siffert
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(L to R) Amb. Yossi Gal, John Siffert, Prof. Tomer Broude
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Pamela Nadler Emmerich, John Siffert, Marc Mayer
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(L to R) Jodi Katz, Fran Katz, John Siffert, Amy Katz
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(L to R) Bret Stephens, John Siffert, George Schieren
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(L to R) Amb. Yossi Gal, John Siffert, Ira Lee Sorkin
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(L to R) John Siffert and Lawrence Zweifach
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(L to R) Michael Kurtz with John Siffert
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Robin Topol with John Siffert
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(R to L) Jerremy Merrin with John Siffert
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More than 450 friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate at Cipriani, 42nd Street, NYC
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Keynote Speaker: Bret Stephens, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist
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Ambassador Yossi Gal, Hebrew University Vice Preseident for Advancement and External Relations
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Professor Tomer Broude, Hebrew University Faculty of Law
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Pamela Nadler Emmerich, AFHU Northeast Region President
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Marc O. Mayer, AFHU National President and Northeast Regional Board
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Robert Fiske, Jr. presents TOL award to John Siffert
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John S. Siffert, 2018's Torch of Learning Award recipient
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WELCOME FROM HEBREW UNIVERSITY Ambassador Yossi Gal
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GREETINGS FROM THE LAW FACULTY Professor Tomer Broude
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KEYNOTE Bret Stephens, Op-Ed Columnist, NY Times
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AWARD PRESENTATION and ACCEPTANCE John Siffert is presented the George A. Katz Torch of Learning Award by Robert Fiske, Jr.
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