Florida mission to the Weizmann Institute

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
(L-R) Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman presented Tova Leidesdorf with a scroll of appreciation at a ceremony on campus during the mission.

(L-R) Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman presented Tova Leidesdorf with a scroll of appreciation at a ceremony on campus during the mission.

Eighteen supporters from the Florida Region participated in a memorable mission, led by President’s Circle member Tova Leidesdorf and co-chaired by Paul Moskowitz. They began their tour in Tel Aviv, before heading to Rehovot for an in-depth exploration of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

A highlight of their time on campus was a ceremony honoring Mrs. Leidesdorf for her longtime support and marking the establishment of the Tova Leidesdorf Neuroscience Research Fund. Participants also had the opportunity to meet leading Weizmann scientists and students in the areas of neurobiology, genetics, cancer, physics, robotics, and more.

The group continued on to Caesarea, Safed, Kibbutz Kfar Blum, and the Golan Heights. The mission concluded with a stay in Jerusalem, which included visits to the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, and the Israel Museum. Participants came away with a greater sense of connection to Israel, to the Weizmann Institute, and to one another.