Palm Beach Virtual Movie and Dinner
COVID-19 restrictions could not stop the Palm Beach Drive-in Movie & Dinner, the event hosted by AFHU’s Southeast Region in support of brain and COVID-19 research at the Hebrew University. Although the planned outdoor screening could not take place due to tightened restrictions imposed by the City of West Palm Beach, guests were still able to share some cinema fun online, with catered food (including popcorn and movie house candy, of course) delivered to their homes.
Prior to the showing of the feature film, Beirut, Hebrew University President Asher Cohen addressed the guests from beautiful Mount Scopus. He provided a brief update on the university’s role in the worldwide struggle against COVID-19 and was followed by Prof. Adi Mizrahi of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), who highlighted the impact of the Palm Beach community’s generosity, using the beautiful Palm Beach Courtyard at ELSC as a physical example of the community’s long history of support. Prof. Mizrahi was followed by HU students who shared stories of how they have continued their studies and innovative research, despite coronavirus lockdowns.
Proceeds from the event support scholarships for Hebrew University students conducting brain and COVID-19 research at ESLC, as well as those participating through other faculties in the university’s efforts to combat the pandemic in Israel and beyond.
A hearty congratulations to Dinner Chairs Diane Belfer, Roberta and Stanley Bogen, Sherry and Kenneth Endelson, Lori and Bruce Gendelman, Michelle and Joseph Jacobs, Roberta and Paul Kozloff, Lisa and Michael Rome, Judy and Robert Snyder, and Robbi and Bruce Toll; Event Chairs Marjorie and Stephen Fiverson, Barbara and Richard Rothschild, and Andrea and John Stark; and the AFHU Southeast Region team for the resilience, creativity, and hard work needed to make Palm Beach Drive-in Movie & Dinner a success.