Leading real estate developer Albert Sweet, Co-Chairman and founding Partner of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings in Hollywood, California, received the Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award on September 19, 2015, during the AFHU Western Region’s eighth annual Bel Air Affaire in Los Angeles. The glittering event was hosted by Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker in their lovely hilltop home, and was graciously underwritten by Brindell Gottlieb, Western Region President.  Special guests included Hebrew University President, Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, and HU Student Ambassador Limor Raviv. Event Co-Chairs were Region Vice President Renae Jacobs-Anson and Dr. David Anson, and Helen Jacobs-Lepor and Dr. Norman Lepor. Honorary Chairs were Region Vice Chair Patricia L. Glaser and Sam Mudie, and May Ziman and Region Chair Richard Ziman. Dinner proceeds benefited scholarships for Hebrew University students.

All photos by Robert Lurie.

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Renae Jacobs-Anson, Brindell Gottlieb and Helen Jacobs-Lepor

Honoree Albert Sweet and business partner Craig Darian with the Torch of Learning Award

Anthony Pritzker,
Marissa Lepor,
Helen Jacobs-Lepor and Dr. Norman Lepor

Planning Committee: (Standing): Mindy Rothstein Mann, Sabrina Silvers, May Ziman, Ruth Flinkman-Marandy, Linda Smith, Renae Jacobs-Anson, Bari Good, Jackie Banchik, Joyce Brandman; (Seated): Steve Frankel, Brindell Gottlieb, Helen Jacobs-Lepor

Planning Committee: Hella Hershson and Corrie Koss

Barbara Lazaroff (Planning Committee), Pary Mosenifar,and Anna Sanders Eigler (Planning Committee)

Brindell Gottlieb and
Tony Pritzker

AFHU National President Daniel Schlessinger, Marcy Schlessinger, Sharon Hirschowitz, and
Region Vice Chair
Mark Vidergauz

Richard Ziman, Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, and Albert Sweet

Region Board Member Marvin Jubas and Janet Jubas

Sam Mudie and Patricia Glaser

Richard and May Ziman, Limor Raviv, Lauren Berkett and Barry Berkett

Region Board Members Jake Zacuto,
Chuck Hershson
and Barry Lippman, and Michael Koss

Region Board Member Marc Rosenbach, Michelle Rosenbach,
Jessica Babrick, and Region Board Member Matt Babrick

Bari Good and Region Board Member Steven Good

Ellen and Mark Genender, Ben Marandy and Ruth Flinkman-Marandy, and Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson

Barry and Ronda Lippman flanked by Bel Air Affaire greeters

Limor Raviv, Helen Jacobs-Lepor, and HU Professor Limor Shifman joined by one of the evening’s performers