Bel Air Affaire
On September 11, 2021, American Friends of the Hebrew University staged a spectacular evening for its 12th Annual Bel Air Affaire, raising more than $2.1 million for student scholarships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Held at the stunning home of Lea and Barry Porter, the evening celebrated the Hebrew University and the many contributions it makes to strengthening Israel and improving our world. AFHU’s Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award was presented to real estate leader Steve Frankel, and interior designer Dan Ricketts, both longtime supporters of the university. Guests were treated to exclusive performances by the renowned dance group
Eclipse and sumptuous cuisine by celebrity chef Celestino Drago. The evening also paid tribute to the lives lost and the heroes who stepped forward 20 years ago on September 11.
Bel Air Affaire Event Chairs: Western Region Vice Chair Joyce Brandman; Regional Board Member Renae Jacobs-Anson and husband Dr. David Anson; Regional Board Member Helen Jacobs-Lepor and husband Dr. Norman Lepor.
Honorary Chairs: Western Region Chairman Richard Ziman and wife May Ziman; Western Region Vice Chair Patricia L. Glaser and husband Sam Mudie.