Israel Friends: Hanukkah of heroism with hero #1

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
L-R: Prof. Daniel Zajfman, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, and Shimshon Harel, Chair of the Weizmann Executive Board and Chair of the Israel Friends

L-R: Prof. Daniel Zajfman, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, and Shimshon Harel, Chair of the Weizmann Executive Board and Chair of the Israel Friends

Members of the Israel Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science gathered to light a Hanukkah candle at The David Lopatie Conference Centre on the first night of the Festival of Lights in December.

The guest of honor, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, spoke about the strategic threats facing the State of Israel. Samuel Cohen Solal, a member of the WeizmannVibe Next-Gen Scientific Club, opened the event with the candle-lighting, and was accompanied by an a cappella group composed of students and postdoctoral students from the Department of Molecular Genetics. Prof. Jacob Hanna of the Department of Molecular Genetics spoke about future applications of embryonic stem cells.