Philip Gomperts Regional Director

Philip Gomperts
 Regional Director

Welcome to the AABGU Southwest Region! We’re honored to help you get to know Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel’s most innovative institution of higher learning and research.

Join us at local events to learn about the great strides that BGU is making in fields such as medicine, alternative energy, desert studies, water purification, nanotechnology, biotechnology, homeland security, and many other disciplines.

We’ll share breaking news with you about exciting projects taking place at Beer-Sheva’s Advanced Technologies Park adjacent to BGU’s campus; the moving of IDF’s strategic intelligence units to a Negev; and the infusion of over 4,000 graduate students into BGU’s academic programs over the next several years.

I personally look forward to getting to know you and helping you find the best way to connect to BGU. And if you’re planning a trip to Israel, let me know so I can arrange a tour of campus that will cater to your own special interests. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Warm regards,

Philip Gomperts Sig

Philip Gomperts
Regional Director

Contact Us

Philip Gomperts
Regional Director


1880 Century Park East
Suite 612
Los Angeles, CA 90067



Andrew M. Hoffer
Associate Director


Joe Breman
Major Gifts Officer - Colorado, Arizona, Nevada


2611 Vista Way
Grand Junction, CO 81506



No upcoming events are scheduled in this region.


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Max Steinberg’s Parents Mark Memorial Day at BGU

April 24, 2015

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events

The Steinbergs spend their first Memorial Day in Israel nine months after their son’s death in Gaza war.

BGU Launches Program for Chinese Students in Israel

April 23, 2015

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Press Releases

With support from the Glazer Foundation, BGU completed a program introducing Chinese students to Israel.

Looking to Israel for Water Scarcity Know-How

April 22, 2015

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Read about recycling toilet water and four other Israeli answers to California’s drought issues.