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Melanie Lavie, Matthew Bronfman, Mark Regev, Chaim Chesler and Semyon Dovzhik..(Photo by: Courtesy)
The Lounge: Queen for a day
The purpose of the evening was to raise money for the construction of a rehabilitation center at Hadassah Mt. Scopus for IDF soldiers who were victims of terror.
1. Queen for a day

Among the 55,000 people flocked to Yarkon Park last week to hear the Queen plus Adam Lambert concert were a number of businessmen gathered in the ‘golden ring’ section of the park as guests of CAL. CAL CEO Doron Sapir welcomed the guests and invited them to partake in cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Seen on location were Gil Agmon, Gil Shwed, Shira and Yishai Davidi, Yona Fogel and Avi Wertheim.

2. Hadassah

Last Wednesday at the Mann Auditorium, Hadassah Israel International held a gala event organized by Dalia Itzik, the head of the organization. The purpose of the evening was to raise money for the construction of a rehabilitation center at Hadassah Mt. Scopus for IDF soldiers who were victims of terror. Attending were Prof. Zeev Rotstein, director-general of Hadassah Medical Center, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, Aviv Bushinsky, Audrey Shimron, the executive director of the Israel office of Hadassah, Harel Wiesel, and Israeli judoka Ori Sasson.

3. Limmud FSU Europe

The first-ever Limmud FSU Europe was announced at a cocktail reception in London to take place in Feb. 3-5, 2017.

Present at the cocktail reception in London included speeches from Ambassador of Israel to the UK Mark Regev and Matthew Bronfman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and chairman of Limmud FSU’s international steering committee.

The upcoming continental gathering, also called “Limmud in London for the Russian-Speaking Jews of Europe,” will mark the first time in its decade-long history that Limmud FSU will not be geared toward Russian-speaking Jews of a specific city or country. Limmud FSU Europe will be aimed at the 300,000 Russian- speaking Jews across Central and Western Europe.

4. Bank Discount

Bank Discount chairman Yossi Bachar, CEO Lilach Asher Topilsky and board members hosted private clients at Smolarz Auditorium at Tel Aviv University.

Guests enjoyed dinner and a live concert by Israel Prize laureate Yehoram Gaon.

Among the guests were Ligad Rotlevy, Yigal Landau, Sagui Eitan, Yitzhak Tshuva, Ami Federman, Pini Cohen, Eyal Hendler, Yuval Garish, and the head of real estate and infrastructure at Discount Bank, Michal Caspi.

5. Isrotel Phaza Morgana

Last weekend, the Isrotel Phaza Morgana 2016 music festival began, including performances at Timna Park. On Shabbat morning, Isrotel CEO Lior Raviv hosted the traditional annual brunch at the Agamim Hotel. There were tables of elegant gourmet food around the pool prepared by chef Yossi Shetreet, who joined Ya’arot Hacarmel chef Amir Chalfon.

Musician Gil Shochat played Chopin on a poolside piano. There to cheer him on were Hanna Munitz, director-general of the Israeli Opera, festival organizer Shuki Weiss and Leonid Ptashka.

Translated by Hannah Hochner
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