Claire Winick, Regional Director

Claire Winick, Regional Director

Welcome to AABGU’s Mid-Atlantic Region, based in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown, PA.

We are a veteran organization in the community, with a history of over 30 years of informative events and outstanding leadership. With more than 25 events per year, we offer the community opportunities to meet world-class researchers and professors, primarily in private homes, at no cost to our guests, to learn about Ben-Gurion University’s role in developing Israel’s Negev region.

Eager to expand our network of friends, the Mid-Atlantic Region opened a chapter in Pittsburgh, PA. and in Delaware in recent years. We also have strengthened our staff by adding Seth Bloom, a seasoned community professional, as associate director.

We look forward to new leaders and donors emerging from the new chapters, joining the long-time dedicated leaders of the Philadelphia Chapter.

As Ben-Gurion University approaches its 50th anniversary in 2020, we hope you will join thousands of generous and caring Israel-minded men and women who support this young and dynamic university.

Please check this website and plan to join us for an upcoming event. You will be most welcome.

With best regards,


Claire Winick
Regional Director

Contact Us

Claire Winick
Regional Director

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261 Old York Road #417A
PO Box 1128
Jenkintown, PA 19046



Seth Bloom
Associate Director

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Oct 27

Patron Party for the 2016 Tribute Brunch

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Nov 20

2016 Tribute Brunch

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Local News

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2020 Vision Fundraising Campaign Launched

September 29, 2016

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The worldwide $500 million campaign launched with a surprise performance by Fiddler on the Roof cast members.

Shimon Peres 1923-2016

September 28, 2016

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We mourn the passing of Israel's former president and prime minister, a true leader, pioneer and partner.

Toni Young Elected AABGU President

September 9, 2016

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"I'm particularly thrilled to serve during the BGU 2020 Vision 50th Anniversary Campaign," she says.