American Friends of the Hebrew University Kicks Off 2019 Scopus Award Gala

American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is kicking off its 2019 Scopus Award Gala with a recent cocktail reception at the home of Roberta and Paul Kozloff in Palm Beach. The gala will be held January 19, 2019, at The Breakers in Palm Beach and will pay tribute to this year’s Scopus Award recipients, Marjorie and Robert Emden.


Residents of Palm Beach, the Emdens are devoted to working both together and individually on behalf of vital organizations within the community.  Their enthusiasm, coupled with their tireless involvement, has spurred progress, fostering the efforts of local, national and international organizations committed to making a difference in their local communities and in the world.

“We are thankful to Mr. and Mrs. Kozloff for hosting this year’s Scopus Award Gala kickoff,” said Robert Emden, event honoree. “This is going to be one of the most incredible events of the season. We are so grateful to be honored with the Scopus Award and are great supporters of connecting the passions of Americans to the talent at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions.”

The 2019 Scopus Award Gala will honor Israel’s foremost institution of higher learning and research, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This year’s event will celebrate AFHU and provide support for the Palm Beach Memory and Cognitive Research Fund. Guests will be treated to a star-studded performance by Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer LaChanze, best known for her role in The Color Purple. She is currently on Broadway in “Summer: The Donna Summer Show,” portraying the icon’s life, loves and musical hits. The Scopus Award Gala’s festivities will include a cocktail reception, presentation of the Scopus Award and dinner entertainment.

Dinner Chairpersons include Mickey and Larry Beyer, Roberta and Stanley Bogen, Marjorie and Stephen Fiverson, Lori and Bruce Gendelman, Michelle and Joseph Jacobs, Judy and Robert Snyder, Robbi and Bruce Toll. Event Chairpersons are Sherry and Kenneth Endelson, Roberta and Paul Kozloff, Barbara and Richard Rothschild, Andrea and John Stark.

The 2019 Scopus Award Gala will be held the evening before AFHU’s Annual Leadership Education Forum (ALEF), From Idea…To Innovation, which will be presented on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. ALEF is bringing together researchers and academics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to discuss their work in fields ranging from health, agriculture, and nanotechnology to the humanities, environment, and life sciences. The day-long conference showcases Israeli innovations that are shaping our global tomorrow. This year’s conference is chaired by Jane and Dr. Peter Feinstein.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s leading academic and research institution. Serving 23,000 students from 90 countries, it produces a third of Israel’s civilian research and is ranked 12th worldwide in biotechnology patent filings and commercial development. Faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won eight Nobel Prizes, seven of which were awarded since 2000.

Working in close partnership with the Hebrew University, AFHU is a national, not-for-profit organization based in the United States. It provides supporters, Hebrew University alumni, and the public with stimulating programs and events and organizes missions to Israel. The organization’s fundraising activities support scholarly and scientific achievement at the Hebrew University, create scholarships, new facilities, and assist the university’s efforts to recruit outstanding new faculty.

Proceeds from the 2019 Palm Beach Scopus Award Gala will benefit AFHU and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Tickets for the 2019 Palm Beach Dinner are $1250. For reservations and information on both the dinner and the Annual Leadership Education Forum, please contact Sherri Siskin, American Friends of the Hebrew University’s Executive Director of the Southeast Region at 561-750-8585 or [email protected], or visit