Mid-Atlantic Scopus Award Gala

On Thursday, April 28, American Friends of the Hebrew University honored Matthew and Deborah Brooks & Mark Mellman and Dr. Mindy Horowitz with the organization’s highest honor, the national Scopus Award, at a gala in Washington, DC. Named for Mount Scopus, where the Hebrew University’s first cornerstones were laid in 1918, the Award has come to symbolize the highest ideals of the university’s founders. The honorees were lauded for their legacy of humanitarian concerns throughout their lives. 

As part of the event, the prestigious Hebrew University Honorary Degree was presented to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Z” L), the first Jewish woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, who served as an associate justice from 1993-2020. Her granddaughter, Clara Spera, accepted the Award on Justice Ginsburg’s behalf. Guests were then treated to an enlightening panel discussion focused on the impact and expansion of the Abraham Accords between Israel Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Herzog, and United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S., Yousef Al Otaiba. The affable exchange was moderated by Hebrew University Chair of the Board of Governors, Daniel Schlessinger. Click here to watch video highlights from the event.

For more information about the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, or the Mid-Atlantic Region, please contact Maggie Auerbach Bolstad at [email protected].