About

The Latin American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science was founded in 2014 with the primary goal of raising awareness and funds for the Weizmann Institute in this region. Dany Schmit is the CEO of the Committee and works from the Institute in Rehovot, travelling frequently to the continent.
The Committee operates in Latin America and in the U.S. among Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities.

Contact

  • Dany Schmit, CEO
  • Raquel Zivov, Administrative Director
Location Weizmann Institute of Science
234 Herzl Street
Room 21, De Picciotto B
Rehovot 7610001
Israel
Office +972-(0)8-934-2155
Fax +972-(0)8-934-3430
Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay, at right with Dany Schmit, CEO of the Latin American Committee, at the Presidential House in Uruguay, August 2015

L to R: Dany Schmit, CEO for External Relations for Latin America; Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman; Dr. Silvia Gold, President of Mundo Sano; Dr. Hugo Sigman, CEO of Grupo Insud; and Israel Ambassador to Argentina, Ilan Sztulman. Credit: Ricardo Ceppi

associations of friends in latin america

Brazil

The Brazilian Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science is a non-profit organization that supports the Weizmann Institute of Science in maintaining its excellence in scientific research and in contributing significantly to human health for the world at large. The Amigos do Weizmann --as they are called in Portuguese -- also promote scientific exchange between Brazil and the Weizmann Institute, fostering cutting-edge research and development for the benefit of all humanity.

Learn more about the Brazilian Friends:

PersonnelMr. Mario Fleck, President
Prof. Regina P. Markus, Vice President
Marcelo Astrachan, Vice President for Rio de Janeiro
Contact Claudia Issler Faiguenboim, Liaison Manager
Location Rua Barão de Santa Eulalia 500
São Paulo - SP
Brazil
Brazilian students at the Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in 2016. From left to right: Rafael Carlos, Eric Halpern, Gabriel Souza and Vitória Müller Gerst

Brazilian friends at the International Plaza, during the 68th Annual General Meeting of the International Board. L to R: Claudia Issler Faiguenboim (Liaison Manager at the Brazilian Association of Friends), Dany Schmit (CEO of the Latin American Committee), Bruno Licht, Mario Fleck (President of the Brazilian Association of Friends), Charles Rothschild, Mendel Szlejf, Sonia Lozinsky, Sergio Lozinsky and Roxana Tabakman (Director of communication at the Brazilian Association of Friends)

Mexico

The Mexican Association of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science was founded in 1982 by a group of people interested in strengthening the scientific relationship between the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Mexican scientific community, for the benefit of humanity.

Learn more about the Brazilian Friends:

Personnel Mrs. Martha Flisser, President
Mauricio Gerson, Vice President
Contact Paulina Gallego, Executive Coordinator
Location Av. de las Fuentes #35-206
Col. Tecamachalco
Naucalpan, Edo. de Mexico
C.P. 53950
Mexico
Office+52-(55)-5294-20-94,
+52-(55)-5294-21-40
Mr. Luis Stillman, Mr. Rolando Uziel, and President of the Mexican Association of Friends, Mrs. Martha Flisser, in an event organized at the house of Israel’s ambassador to Mexico, November 2015.

L to R: Mexican students at the Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Science School: Jose Guillermo Gutiérrez Sánchez, Astrid Alicia Vela Plata, Grecia Alejandra Garcia León and (on the ground) Abril Diosdado Hernández.