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Hebrew University confers Honorary Doctorate degree on Arthur Gutterman, humanitarian, philanthropist and chairman of Jelmar, LLC

Mr. Gutterman said, "AFHU and HU have given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and expand my knowledge. I have enjoyed being involved with such a strong group of scholars and diverse group of individuals over these many years.”

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem President Professor Asher Cohen (left) presented humanitarian, philanthropist, and businessman Arthur Gutterman with a prestigious Honorary Doctorate degree during the 86th Board of Governors Meeting on June 12, 2023, in Jerusalem. Professor Tamir Sheafer, Hebrew University Rector, is on his right. Credit: Yossi Zamir.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem President Professor Asher Cohen (left) presented humanitarian, philanthropist, and businessman Arthur Gutterman with a prestigious Honorary Doctorate degree during the 86th Board of Governors Meeting on June 12, 2023, in Jerusalem. Professor Tamir Sheafer, Hebrew University Rector, is on his right. Credit: Yossi Zamir.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) presented humanitarian, philanthropist, and businessman Arthur Gutterman with a prestigious Honorary Doctorate degree during the 86th Board of Governors Meeting on June 12 in Jerusalem.

Mr. Gutterman is the chairman of Jelmar, LLC, a cleaning products company.

A longtime supporter of HU and the American Friends of the Hebrew University, Mr. Gutterman established the HU Emalie Gutterman Endowed Fund for Medical Research in memory of his wife, and the Arthur Gutterman Family Chair in Stem Cell Biology Endowment Fund. He also serves on the Hebrew University’s Board of Governors, Executive Committee, AFHU’s National Board and National Campaign Committee, and the Southeast Region’s Advisory Committee. Mr. Gutterman was inscribed on the Hebrew University’s Wall of Benefactors in 2013.

At the ceremony, HU President Professor Asher Cohen conferred upon Mr. Gutterman the degree of Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, “with gratitude for his steadfast commitment to a vibrant global Jewish community and a safe and prosperous Israel; in recognition of his and his family’s commitment to Holocaust education in South Florida; and in tribute to his and his family’s longtime and multi-faceted relationship with the Hebrew University.”

Acknowledging the accolade, Mr. Gutterman said, “AFHU and HU have given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and expand my knowledge. I have enjoyed being involved with such a strong group of scholars and diverse group of individuals over these many years.”

A longtime resident of Boca Raton, Florida, Mr. Gutterman has generously supported the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), which serves K-12 educators and recognizes their achievements through FAU’s Gutterman Family Exemplary Holocaust Educators Award.

He also supports charities across the United States, including the Salvation Army, Greater Chicago Food Depository, American Transplant Association, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jewish National Fund, Hadassah, and Hillel International.

Mr. Gutterman received his Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier academic and research institution. Serving over 23,000 students from 80 countries, the university produces nearly 40% of Israel’s civilian scientific research and has received over 11,000 patents. Faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won eight Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal. For more information about the Hebrew University, 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, visit: http://www.afhu.org.

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About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier academic and research institution. Serving over 23,000 students from 80 countries, the University produces nearly 40% of Israel’s civilian scientific research and has received more than 11,000 patents. Faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won eight Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal. For more information about the Hebrew University, visit: http://new.huji.ac.il/en. 
About American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU): 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, visit: www.afhu.org.
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