Kevin Leopold_Exec Director

Kevin Leopold
Executive Director

Ilana Lewin
Assistant Director

Chani Pearlstein
Program Manager

Sarah Broad
Leadership Engagement Manager

 

Welcome to AABGU’s Greater New York community. As executive director of the Northeast, I’m honored to lead this region and share the inspiring story of Ben-Gurion University of Negev with friends old and new.

The Negev is experiencing significant growth unlike anything it’s ever seen before. What used to be a desolate landmass is now filled with a thriving community, including BGU’s vibrant student body and faculty.

I invite you to get involved and see firsthand how special this institution is. Join me and my passionate team and BGU supporters at one of our upcoming events. We showcase dynamic speakers discussing topics that include advancements in diabetes research, environmental science, Israel studies, global health, and much more.

Next time you visit Israel, please add BGU to your itinerary and allow us to plan a personalized tour of campus.

This is an exciting time for BGU and we couldn’t be where we are today without the partnership and support from people like you. The Negev is the future…the Negev is now.

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Kevin Leopold
Executive Director – Northeast


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Kevin Leopold
Executive Director Northeast
kleopold@aabgu.org

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Address:

1001 Avenue of the Americas
19th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Phone:

646-452-3703

Ilana Lewin
Assistant Director Northeast
ilewin@aabgu.org

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Chani Pearlstein
Program Manager
cpearlstein@aabgu.org

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Sarah Broad
Development Associate
sbroad@aabgu.org

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No upcoming events are scheduled in this region.

Gallery

Students from the 2016 iGEM team created a revolutionary project, PlastiCure, which eliminates harmful environmental waste in the form of plastic bottles. Pictured left to right: Inbar Segal, Dor Bar-On, Tomer Shary, Nir Zafrany, Noa Weiss, Efrat Jeshurun, Guy Farjon with AABGU President, Toni Young (center).
Greater New York Team: Diane Romirowsky, Dana Ben-Benyamin, Kevin Leopold and Sarah Broad

Greater New York Team: Diane Romirowsky, Dana Ben-Benyamin, Kevin Leopold and Sarah Broad

BGU students Oded, Sivan and Emily led the Chanukah candle lighting ceremony via Skype during a holiday lunch program. Art and Betty Roswell (daughter of Jacob and Hilda Blaustein) accept the President's Pillars Award on behalf of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation at a dinner reception in February 2015
Rochelle and Maks Etingin hosted an event in their home with BGU's rector, Prof. Zvi HaCohen (center).

Rochelle and Maks Etingin hosted an event in their home with BGU's rector, Prof. Zvi HaCohen (center).

National Vice President Jessica Sillins lauched AABGU's Max Steinberg Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Times of Israel Gala in Feburary 2015. AABGU President Lloyd Goldman, of New York, at the President’s Pillars Induction Ceremony representing the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation Two Greater New York Region participants of AABGU’s Journey Through the Jewish Balkans, Carol Kimmel and Susan Stock, overlooking Sarajevo Gail Billig, of New Jersey, and Allan Lapporte of Chicago enjoy a light moment during a bus stop on AABGU’s Journey Through the Jewish Balkans Alon Ben-Gurion, David Ben-Gurion grandson who lives in Westchester, speaks at an AABGU event in Manhattan with Peter Kashin, event host and regional board member, onlooking. Arnold Sabin with his wife Region Chair Lite Sabin proudly holding their new AABGU Asarot Society certificate. Miriam Zanger and Dana Ben-Benyamin, our region’s program manager, at AABGU’s Asarot Society ceremony in Manhattan. Esther Glassman with Kevin Leopold, executive director, at AABGU’s Asarot Society ceremony in Scarsdale. Regional Board Member Carla Boden and her husband Mitch in BGU’s Living Legacy Garden, on campus in Beer-Sheva, where her family’s name is inscribed.

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