More than 150 Katz student scholars and alumni unite with their patrons, Drs. Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz. Nissim and Mira Dahan meet with the Dahan Sephardic Student Scholars and a moving tribute is held for the late Rachel, Haron and Ely Dahan z”l. Gabriella Nasch dedicates an important gift and the Tagers present their annual prize in Jewish legal research.
Drs. Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz (seated center) with more than 150 of their students – outstanding BIU alumni and scholars from eight different initiatives, including the Mozes S. Schupf Fellowship Program, the Drs. Mordecai and Monique C. Katz Graduate Fellowship Program, Doctoral Students of Excellence at the Midrasha, the Chesed Fund, the joint BIU/Yeshiva University Summer Science Internship as well as scholarships for graduates of Yeshivot Hesder, Ulpanot and pre-army preparatory programs. Drs. Katz are flanked by Motty (Mordechai) Mishan, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President, and BIU President Hershkowitz
2017 recipients of the Aharon & Rachel Dahan Sephardic Student Scholarship Program (first row) pose with Mira and Nissim (Nick) Dahan, Esq. (2nd and 3rd to left of sign) following the scholarship ceremony
A special memorial payed tribute to the late Rachel, Haron and Ely Dahan z”l and the Dahans’ munificent contribution to the Bar-llan campus, which includes the Dahan Exodus Building, the Dahan Unity Park and Amphitheater, the Dahan Department of Sephardic Jewish Studies, the Aharon and Rachel Dahan Electronic Technology Building, and the Aharon and Rachel Dahan Center for Nano-Energy – rated as one of the best in the world for nanotechnology research on green energy. The event was organized by the Aharon and Rachel Dahan Center for Culture, Society and Education in the Sephardic Heritage
Gabriella Nasch (fourth from left) stands in front of the newly unveiled plaque attesting to her vital gift: sophisticated equipment to support research toward restoring sight at the Neural Imaging Lab in the Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center. From left to right: Gonda Center Director Prof. Moshe Bar, Rick Nasch, Neural Imaging Lab Director Prof. Hamutal Slovin, AFBIU West Coast Associate Director Karen Paul Reuven, Sheila Nasch, BIU President Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, and AFBIU Executive Vice President Ron Solomon
Esther and Romie Tager with Law Dean Prof. Shahar Lifshitz and Tal Rosenwasser – this year’s winner of the Tager Prize in Jewish Legal Research for his paper on the “Paradox of a Forced Agreement”