American Committee returns to DC

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
L-R: American Committee CEO Marshall S. Levin, National Chair Ellen Merlo, Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair Pennie Abramson, and Gary Abramson.

L-R: American Committee CEO Marshall S. Levin, National Chair Ellen Merlo, Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair Pennie Abramson, and Gary Abramson.

The American Committee celebrated the return of its Washington D.C. and Mid-Atlantic Office with a special event at the Embassy of Israel. The evening attracted about 65 local Weizmann supporters. After opening remarks by CEO Marshall Levin, National Chair Ellen Merlo discussed the significance of reestablishing the organization’s Mid-Atlantic Region. Reuven Azar, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Israel, welcomed guests and illustrated the power of scientific cooperation to build bridges between Israel and other nations.

Following an introduction by Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair Pennie Abramson, Prof. Avigdor Scherz of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences discussed his research (see page 6). Together with the late Prof. Yoram Salomon, Prof. Scherz invented a revolutionary, noninvasive approach to treat early-stage prostate cancer. To conclude the night, Jill Moskowitz, Mid-Atlantic Region Executive Director, spoke about strengthening and growing the Weizmann Institute’s community of supporters in Washington, D.C. and beyond.