NEW YORK …January 17, 2023 – American Friends of the Hebrew University Leadership Empowerment and Development Program (AFHU LEAD) announces new nominees who will participate in Cohort II beginning in January.

AFHU LEAD connects future leaders to Israel’s premier research university, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This exclusive, 18-month immersive program is designed to develop a new generation of AFHU leaders who will serve as ambassadors for the university and its mission, as well as promoters of Israel’s bright future.

The Cohort II participants are:

Julia Cherlow Los Angeles CA
Ariel Anson Beverly Hills CA
Gali Grant Los Angeles CA
Marissa Lepor Beverly Hills CA
Jesse Levin Los Angeles CA
Michael Kotick La Canada CA
David Wulkan Los Angeles CA
Jesse Phillips Washington DC
Dr.  Jillian  Frieder Boca Raton FL
Jeremy Schrier Atlanta GA
Michelle Bernstein Chicago IL
Milan Chatterjee Las Vegas NV
Spencer Anson New York NY
Samantha  Edelson New York NY

The program includes three U.S.-based sessions featuring in-depth leadership training, educational seminars, and networking opportunities. In addition, a week-long Israel experience, hosted at Hebrew University, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the start-up nation. LEAD provides exclusive access to Hebrew University innovations, research breakthroughs, and new technologies designed for global impact.

“We are excited to announce the new cohort of LEAD participants,” says Joshua Rednik, chief executive officer at AFHU. “We are looking forward to them meeting with and learning about Israel’s most brilliant and promising researchers and spreading the word about achievements at Hebrew University. These are the next generation of leaders for our organization, supporters of the Hebrew University and advocates for the State of Israel.”

About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s leading academic and research institution. Serving some 24,000 students from 80 countries, it produces a third of Israel’s civilian research and is ranked 12th worldwide in biotechnology patent filings and commercial development. Faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won eight Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal. For more information about the Hebrew University, please visit http://new.huji.ac.il/en.

About American Friends of the Hebrew University

American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization based in the United States. AFHU is headquartered in New York and has seven regional offices working in close partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. AFHU provides supporters, Hebrew University alumni, and the public with stimulating programs and events, and organizes missions to Israel. The organization’s activities support scholarly and scientific achievement at HU, create scholarships, fund new facilities, and assist the university’s efforts to recruit outstanding new faculty.

For more information, please visit http://www.afhu.org.

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About American Friends of the Hebrew University American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization based in the United States. AFHU is headquartered in New York and has seven regional offices working in close partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. AFHU provides supporters, Hebrew University alumni, and the public with stimulating programs and events, and organizes missions to Israel. The organization’s activities support scholarly and scientific achievement at HU, create scholarships, fund new facilities, and assist the university’s efforts to recruit outstanding new faculty. For more information, please visit http://www.afhu.org.
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