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 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,

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Claire Winick
Regional Director


Contact Us

Claire Winick
Regional Director
winickc@aabgu.org

E-mail Me
Address:

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

Phone:

215-884-4510


No upcoming events are scheduled in this region.

Gallery

AABGU won a gold 2017 Communicators Award in the Collateral Invitation category for the

AABGU won a gold 2017 Communicators Award in the Collateral Invitation category for the "Footprints in the Negev" invitation package produced for the Mid-Atlantic Region's 2016 Tribute Brunch.

Sam Katz, Barry Kayne and Toni Young at the AABGU Delaware Chapter Launch Bill Frankel and family at BGU in front of the wall listing the Frankel Family Chair in Energy and Chemical Engineering Dr. Alton Sutnick and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi, M.D. at the dedication of Mona's Garden Meet Our Students Evening: Richard Zeitlin; BGU master's student (and the Zeitlins' granddaughter) Shirlee Kuzahi; BGU doctoral student Yannai Kranzler, Violet Zeitlin
The annual Negev Forum gathering, hosted by Holly and Norm Nelson, with guest speaker Dr. Adam Lefstein. Front row: Marla Zipkin, Norm Nelson, Connie Katz, and Holly Nelson; Back row: Rob Zipkin, Dr. Lefstein, Steve and Maribeth Lerner, Sam Katz.

The annual Negev Forum gathering, hosted by Holly and Norm Nelson, with guest speaker Dr. Adam Lefstein. Front row: Marla Zipkin, Norm Nelson, Connie Katz, and Holly Nelson; back row: Rob Zipkin, Dr. Lefstein, Steve and Maribeth Lerner, Sam Katz.

Prof. Alon Tal (center) was the featured speaker at the Patron Party hosted by Michele and Rob Levin, ahead of the annual tribute brunch.

Prof. Alon Tal (center) was the featured speaker at the Patron Party hosted by Michele and Rob Levin, ahead of the annual tribute brunch.

Patrons Charlotte Weinberg and Violet Zipkin

Patrons Charlotte Weinberg and Violet Zipkin

Dr. Barry Kayne, Reiko Kayne, Lelaine Nemser, Carol Rothschild, Sherrie Savett, and Stuart Nemser at the Patron Party.

Dr. Barry Kayne, Reiko Kayne, Lelaine Nemser, Carol Rothschild, Sherrie Savett, and Stuart Nemser at the Patron Party.

New Mid-Atlantic Region Chairs Sam and Connie Katz with outgoing chair Jack R Bershad, Esq.

New Mid-Atlantic Region Chairs Sam and Connie Katz with outgoing chair Jack R Bershad, Esq.

Honorees of the “Footsteps in the Negev” annual tribute brunch: Stu and Lelaine Nemser of the Delaware Chapter with Marla and Rob Zipkin, Philadelphia Chapter co-chairs.

Honorees of the “Footsteps in the Negev” annual tribute brunch: Stu and Lelaine Nemser of the Delaware Chapter with Marla and Rob Zipkin, Philadelphia Chapter co-chairs

Ernie and Roberta Scheller, Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman

Ernie and Roberta Scheller, Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman

Sam and Jodi Greenblatt with Dr. Bruce Menkowitz

Sam and Jodi Greenblatt with Dr. Bruce Menkowitz

Sherrie Savett, Esq., immediate past chair of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia and an officer of the Philadelphia Chapter, AABGU, Marvin Sharfstein, and Joni and Larry Bergen

Sherrie Savett, Esq., immediate past chair of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia and an officer of the Philadelphia Chapter, AABGU, Marvin Sharfstein, and Joni and Larry Bergen

The annual “Snowbirds” event in Boca Ratorn: Guest speaker Dr. Yiftach Gepner with event co-chairs Ann Waldman, Dorothy Wasserman, Marilyn and Ed Kaplan

The annual “Snowbirds” event in Boca Ratorn: Guest speaker Dr. Yiftach Gepner with event co-chairs Ann Waldman, Dorothy Wasserman, Marilyn and Ed Kaplan

Temple University president Richard M. Englert and BGU Rector Zvi HaCohen signing an affiliation agreement

Temple University president Richard M. Englert and BGU Rector Zvi HaCohen signing an affiliation agreement

Founders and Friends were hosted by Larry and Lynda Gross, prior to a public presentation by Alon Ben-Gurion, grandson of BGU's namesake. Next to Alon are Harry Dozor, grandson and namesake of the AAABGU founder, and his father, Dr. Richard Dozor.

Founders and Friends were hosted by Larry and Lynda Gross, prior to a public presentation by Alon Ben-Gurion, grandson of BGU's namesake. Next to Alon are Harry Dozor, grandson and namesake of the AAABGU founder, and his father, Dr. Richard Dozor.

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