MEIR FENIGSTEIN (left) and Yuval Ziv..
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1. Alyn Hospital
Last Thursday, Alyn Hospital’s 17th annual Wheels of Love five-day bicycle ride fundraiser came to an end. The Alyn children’s rehabilitation hospital in Jerusalem is the only facility of its kind in the country, and is known as one of the leading institutions worldwide.
Some 700 cyclists from 15 different countries raised over $2 million. Bini Zomer, director of corporate affairs in Israel for Noble Energy, which sponsored the fundraiser, completed the 40o km ride. At the end of the ride, at an emotional celebration with patients and riders, Zomer met Dr. Maurit Beeri, CEO of the hospital, who thanked the former for his contribution.
Last Wednesday, the 30th annual gala to mark the opening of the International Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles took place, during which awards were bestowed upon Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, and Jewish Federation President Jay Sanderson. There to celebrate were Meir “Poogy” Fenigstein from Kaveret, who was one of the event’s organizers, and attorney Yuval Ziv, head of Pacific Holdings, which specializes in real estate investments in the US, and which sponsored the festival.
3. Meier Tower
Last Thursday, Sharon Rosenberg, CEO of H. Stern, and Eden Hoffman, deputy CEO of H. Stern, launched their new collection, Pearls of Genesis, on the top floor of the Meier Tower from which they had a panoramic view over the city that never sleeps.4. Only in Italian
Design Museum Holon joined the festivities for Italian Language in the World Week. An exhibition titled Metaphor or Light debuted at the museum, in which light fixtures were designed by architects worldwide for Italian design brands. Participating were Holon Mayor Moti Sasson, Italian Ambassador in Israel Francesco Maria Talo, head of the Italian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv Massimo Sarti, chairman of the Friends of the Museum Regine Ganzi, director of the museum Guy Telem, and curator Giorgio Forni.
Dr. Eyal Blum, the head of the Central Arava Regional Council, led a tour last week for JNF USA CEO Russell Robinson, who is a key partner in the Arava development project. Robinson was joined by team members Mitchell Rosenzweig, Eric Michelson and Alon Badihi. Robinson took advantage of the wide open space and organized a makeshift football game with Blum, who invited him to return to the region on Tu B’shvat for the largest agricultural exhibition in Israel when a new R&D center in Hatzeva will be launched. Translated by Hannah Hochner.