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      Local Happenings from page 9                      diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.         government, and NGO leaders to the people and technologies
                                                           Professor Shmuel Peleg, the inventor of BriefCam, and his   in Israel that can help solve the world’s most pressing
      humanities, the environment, and life sciences through lectures   colleague Lieutenant Johnmichael O’Hare, spoke about how   problems; and keynote speaker Dr. Yaron Daniely, CEO and
      from top minds in their fields.                   their product can transform hours of unwatched surveillance   President of Yissum, the technology transfer company of the
         The event showcased groundbreaking research and   footage into reviewable, searchable, and analytical data.   Hebrew University.
      practical applications emerging from the Hebrew University.   BriefCam allows the user to search for particulars such as      Professor Asher Cohen, President of the Hebrew University,
      Professors Howard Cedar and Hermona Soreq led one of   gender, car color, or even consumer behavior to be reviewed   and Ambassador Yossi Gal, Hebrew University’s Vice President
      the sessions titled “Innovation, Insight, and Integration: The   in minutes, identifying and preventing security threats and   for Advancement and External Relations and Israel’s former
      Future of Modern Medicine.” Professor Cedar is credited with   breaches while increasing safety. The program can optimize   Ambassador to France and Monaco, made a special appearance.
      developing a simple blood test that helps diagnose diabetes,   pedestrian and traffic patterns, protect travelers, and even      The event was interactive as audience members got a chance
      multiple sclerosis, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE),   prevent retail loss.                   to ask direct questions of the speakers after each session.
      as well as early signs of cancer. Professor Soreq’s revolutionary      Other speakers included keynote presenter Professor      Jane and Dr. Peter Feinstein were chairpersons for the
      research has led to a greater understanding of neurogenerative   Eugene Kandel, the Emil Spyer Professor of Economics   event. “ALEF shines a light on innovations and trailblazing
                                                        and Finance at the Hebrew University and CEO of the Start-  work conducted by the Hebrew University faculty across
                                                        Up Nation Central, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening   diverse fields,” said Dr. Peter Feinstein. “Our goal is to keep
                                                        Israel’s innovation ecosystem by connecting global business,   building awareness of the Hebrew University’s capabilities and
                                                                                                           its fresh approach to problem-solving, whether in combating
                                                                                                           disease or developing and utilizing the latest technologies to
                                                                                                           help economies grow and keep people safe. My wife and I are
                                                                                                           grateful to our fellow supporters who value this conference each
                                                                                                           year and are devoted to the continuing success of the Hebrew
                                                                                                                              Photos by CAPEHART Photography

                                                                                                           Leaders Named to Federation’s

                                                                                                           Mandel Leadership Institute
      Clive Kabatznik and Dr. Yaron Daniely
                                                                                                              Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County announced the
                                                                                                           launch of a dynamic leadership development program, Mandel
                                                         Barbara Mandel and Professor Asher Cohen          Leadership Institute (MLI), as well as its first cohort of leaders
                                                                                                           selected through an extensive application and interview
                                                                                                           process. One of only 10 communities around the country to
                                                                                                           offer this exclusive leadership program, MLI is for individuals
                                                                                                           who demonstrate the talent and desire for high-caliber training
                                                                                                           in advanced Jewish leadership. With a curriculum developed by
                                                                                                           renowned leadership guru Dr. Erica Brown, MLI participants
                                                                                                           will be exposed to thought-provoking and practical materials
                                                                                                           that can be applied to their leadership in the community.
                                                                                                              Jonathan Chane and Stacey Ellison have been named co-
                                                                                                           chairs, and the first cohort includes: Dr. Peter R. Bendetson,
                                                                                                           Jonathan Chane, Andrew Comiter, Stacey Ellison, Dr. Ivy
      Stanley Bogen and Professor Eugene Kandel                                                            Faske, Amy Garelick, Scott Holtz, Alyson Seligman, Shayne
                                                                                                           Silver, Elissa Vessal, and Helene Weingarten.

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      Ronald and Jane Zimmerman

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