NEW YORK — American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) announced today that Lucille Amster of New Jersey will receive an Honorary Fellowship from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on June 9, 2014, during an official ceremony at the university’s 77th International Board of Governors Meeting (BOG) in Jerusalem.
Ms. Amster is an active member of AFHU’s national Board of Regents and serves as an associate governor of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU). Along with her beloved late husband of 56 years, Daniel (z”l), a prominent attorney and real estate developer, Ms. Amster has fostered pioneering medical research at the university. HU Benefactors, the Amsters have provided generous support for animal welfare at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Ms. Amster will chair the AFHU New Jersey Region’s scholarship luncheon on June 18, 2014, with proceeds to benefit students at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine.
“Lucille’s many contributions to medical research at The Hebrew University, along with her husband Daniel, have improved the lives of countless people,” said Daniel I. Schlessinger, President of AFHU. “This fellowship honors Lucille Amster’s tireless and unwavering commitment to the university, its students and to animal health and welfare.”
A graduate of the New York University School of Education, Ms. Amster is an enthusiastic community leader. She is a member of the Board of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh in New Jersey and an esteemed member of UJA of Northern New Jersey, where she achieved the status of Sapphire Lion of Judah. The Boys Town in Jerusalem, an orphanage and educational institution, and Alzheimer’s disease research are among Ms. Amster’s additional humanitarian pursuits.
Ms. Amster has also sustained a commitment to the Florida community where she and Daniel maintained a residence and participated in Jewish communal activities. The Amsters are Benefactors of Valley Hospital and of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Founders Society.