American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

American Committee National Chair Ellen Merlo and Prof. Daniel Zajfman at the New York Gala Dinner, April 2013

Since 1944, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science has enabled Americans to play a dramatic partnership role in keeping the Weizmann Institute at the forefront of modern science. Research funds, major buildings, professorial chairs, laboratories, endowed scholarships, and many other gifts testify to vigorous American commitment to the Institute and its graduate school.

The American Committee was founded by a group of visionaries inspired by the dreams of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the eminent chemist and Zionist leader who later became the first President of the State of Israel and of the Institute that bears his name. Outstanding business, intellectual, and opinion leaders soon joined the Committee to participate in exciting projects of support. From modest beginnings in Boston and New York, the American Committee has grown into a prominent national organization with offices coast to coast.

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Marshall S. Levin, Chief Executive Officer
Ellen Merlo, National Chair
Dr. Jay A. Levy, President

Contact Details

Headquarters: American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212.895.7900
Fax: 212.895.7999

US Regional Offices:

Bay Area Region

300 Montgomery Street, Suite 615
San Francisco, CA 94104
Mr. David Cohen, Executive Director
Tel: 1 415 981 4001
Fax: 1 415 981 4007

Midwest Region

180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 3110
Chicago, IL 60601
Mr. Lee Brown, Executive Director
Tel: 1 312 641 5700
Fax: 1 312 641 1018

Florida Region

200 South Park Road, Suite 405
Hollywood, FL 33021
Mr. Richard Enslein, Executive Director
Tel: 1 954 964 8071
Fax: 1 954 983 6565

Michigan Region

6735 Telegraph Rd., Suite 365
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Dr. Daphna Ruby, Executive Director
Tel: 1 248 258 9890
Fax: 1 248 258 9892

New York Tri-State Region

633 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ms. Elaine Yaniv, Executive Director
Tel: 1 212 895 7900
Fax: 1 212 895 7996

Southern California Region

1762 Westwood Blvd., Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Ms. Janis Rabin, Executive Director
Tel: 1 424 442 1000
Fax: 1 424 442 1007