The lounge

By MICHAL GALANTI
January 17, 2017 15:29
2 minute read.
Uri Buri

From left: Uri Steinberg, Dani Dayan, Uri Buri, Galit Peleg and Amir Sagie. (photo credit: DOR MALKA)

1. Shenkar College

Last Thursday evening, a new exhibition called “Ne’eman Lamakor” opened at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in celebration of Prof. Yoram Vardimon’s 75th birthday. Many of Israel’s top designers and artists participated in the exhibition. Shenkar president Prof. Yuli Tamir welcomed guests and spoke about how it was such a special occasion to host Vardimon, an Israel Prize winner, and so many of his admirers and former students. Attending were Orit Efrati, chairwoman of Friends of Shenkar and Zvi Yemini, chairman of the board of directors of Shenkar.

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2. Ohr Avner

Foundation The philanthropic educational foundation Ohr Avner, which was founded by businessman Lev Leviev, recently held its annual gala in New York. During the evening, Leviev’s daughter, Chagit Leviev-Sofiev and her husband Gavriel offered an honorific award to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for his contribution and support of educational institutions.

From left, Chagit Leviev-Sofiev, Gavriel Sofiev and Bill De Blasio (OHR AVNER)


3. Uri Buri

Israeli chef Uri Buri arrived in New York for a speaking tour and round of cooking classes titled “Culinary Diplomacy.” Dani Dayan, the consul general of Israel in New York, hosted Buri in his home, where the latter spoke of his multi-cultural culinary uniqueness and how he has become a symbol of coexistence in Israel. Caught nibbling hors d’oeuvres were Amir Sagie, the deputy consul general of Israel in New York; Galit Peleg, the consul for public diplomacy; Uri Steinberg, the Tourism Ministry consul; and Shai Zafran, deputy head of the Israeli economic mission to the US.

4. David Intercontinental

David Cohen, CEO of the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv, hosted the hotel’s new culinary project, titled “The Taste of Michelin.” Three decorated Michelin Star Chefs from Intercontinental hotels in Berlin, Marseille and Amsterdam will come to Israel to prepare gourmet meals at the Aubergine Restaurant. Enjoying the cocktails were hotel owners Judith and Henry Take, Ziv Aviram, Arnon Toren, Rami Yehoshua, Moshe Terry, Erez Meltzer, Eitan Zinger, and Yossi Avraham.


5. 100 Club


The Coller School of Management at the Tel Aviv University recently held its annual 100 Club gala evening, which was attended by graduates and business community leaders. The evening was attended by Prof. Joseph Klafter, president of the university, Prof. Moshe Zviran, dean of the faculty, Dr. Yossi Bachar, Yair Seroussi, Eldad Fresher, Lilach Asher-Topilsky, Tamar Yassur, Amnon Neubach, Doron Sapir, Itzik Tzaig, Efrat Peled, Prof.
Leo Leiderman and Danny Goldstein.

Translated by Hannah Hochner.


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