BIU presents Presidential medals to leading philanthropists from around the world and Alumni Achievement Awards to university graduates who are making a significant contribution to Israeli society, culture and life.
2017 Presidential Award recipients pose with the BIU President (seated from l. to r.): Gabriella Nasch (US), Ruth Morris (UK, Israel), Karen & Dr. Marc Rivo (US), and Sion Harari (Panama); (standing from l. to r.): BIU President Rabbi Prof. Hershkowitz, Allan Dalfen (US), Nissim Dahan (US), Zeev Abeles (Israel), and Elliot Tannenbaum (Israel)
BIU President Hershkowitz poses with the two Alumni Achievement Award recipients: Irad Eichler (Class of 2003), social entrepreneur, founder and chairman of the non-profit Shekulo Tov, which integrates people with mental illness into the community; and Sarah Blau (Class of 1997), celebrated Israeli author, playwright and media personality
Guests mingle under the palms at Herzliya’s Dan Accadia on the sea
Israeli singer-songwriter and pianist Keren Peles performs