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Israeli theater, high-tech conferences and more.

November 21, 2016 21:12
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FROM LEFT, Noam Rubinstein, Michael Vasinkevich and Oded Spindel.

FROM LEFT, Noam Rubinstein, Michael Vasinkevich and Oded Spindel.. (photo credit: EREZ BALASBERG)


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1. Happy birthday, Teddy

As many of us were gazing up at the less-than-stellar super moon last week, Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi was busy celebrating his 45th birthday. Sagi and his wife Yael Nizri welcomed guests to their spacious and luxurious home that sits right on the beach on prestigious Galei Tchelet Street in Herzliya Pituah.

According to Forbes, Sagi is ranked the sixth richest Israeli.

2. Gesher Theater

Last Thursday, the Gesher Theater held a premiere showing of the show Tel Horef, Shachar Segal’s adaptation of John Karian’s production that was directed by Michael Kremko. Attending the premiere were chairman of the Association of Friends of Gesher, Israel Makov; Gesher Theater board chairman Eli Zohar; theater directors Yevgeny Arye and Lena Kreindlin; Sami and Tova Sagol, Nili Zohar, Bella Lustig, Irit and Moshik Teumim, Diti and Alex Landsberg, and Levi Yitzchak.

3. Rodman & Renshaw

Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, which specializes in providing services for international biomedical and high-tech companies, held its annual conference in Israel last week. CEO and co-founder Michael Vasinkevich, senior VP Noam Rubinstein, and VP of investment banking Oded Spindel, welcomed guests to the event. During the conference, the bank held discussions with many Israeli companies regarding the possibility of financing life sciences projects. Following a gala meal, guests were treated to a performance by comedian Adir Miller.

4. Medal for Zuckerman

Philanthropist and businessman Mort Zuckerman recently received a Medal of Honor form the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. More than one hundred guests attended the festive event in New York in which Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie awarded Zuckerman the important honor in recognition of the STEM Leadership Program he spearheaded, an historic initiative intended to foster cooperation between American and Israeli scientists.

5. Poli House

The grand opening of the new Poli House boutique hotel in Tel Aviv took place last Thursday on site at Nahalat Binyamin 1 in Tel Aviv. Tens of millions of dollars were invested in the construction of the hotel, and the grand opening included a spectacular light show and an open bar that offered a special cocktail called Pink Poli.

Hotel owner Itzik Dayan and Brown TLV owners Leon Avigad and Nitzan Perry welcomed the many guests, including David Fattal, Ofer Eini, Silvan Shalom, Arnon Toren and architect Ilan Pivko.

Translated by Hannah Hochner.

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