Annual Gala in Zurich
More than 140 donors and friends from Europe gathered on January 16 at the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich for the annual gala dinner of the European Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science (ECWIS). Participants from ECWIS societies celebrated the strong bond between Institute scientists and their supporters in Europe.
Mr. Bob Drake, Chairman of ECWIS, opened the evening, and H.E. Mr. Jacob Keidar, Israel’s ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, greeted the guests. Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute, gave a broad overview of the Center for Advanced and Intelligent Materials ( C-AIM), the Institute’s newest flagship project. Keynote speaker Prof. Gilad Haran described his research in that field.
A musical interlude was led by the Israeli performer Miss Hagit Yaso and included in her performance the unique aliya story of the Ethiopian Jews.