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.
Dany Schmit, CEO
Rajel Leghziel, Development and Administrative Coordinator
234 Herzl Street
Raoul and Graziella de Picciotto Building for Scientific and Technical Support, room 247
Dr. Tabaré Vázquez (1940-2020), former President of Uruguay, at right with Dany Schmit, CEO of the Latin American Committee, at the Presidential House in Uruguay, August 2015
associations of friends in latin america
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:
Prof. Regina P. Markus, Vice President
São Paulo - SP
Brazilian students at the Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in 2018. From left to right: Carolina Padilha, Luiza Coutinho, Gean de Oliveira da Silva and Maria Valoto
Brazilian friends at the International Plaza, during the 68th Annual General Meeting of the International Board. L to R: Claudia Issler (Director 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)
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.
Mr. Mauricio Gerson, Vice President
Naucalpan, Edo. de Mexico
Tenth celebration of the Jardin Wezmann de Ciencias, Mexico, May 2019. Credits: Centro Deportivo Israelita, Comité de Comunicación, photographer: Andrea Carolina Romero Triguero
Mexican students at the Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in 2018. From left to right: Héctor Gómez, Diana Rodríguez and Ramón Castaneda Cerdan
The newly reopened Association of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Argentina is a network of dedicated volunteers who share a common vision with the Institute in advancing science for the benefit of humanity. The Argentinian Friends engages in various activities to strengthen the connections between Israel and Argentina through science and technology, such as promoting students exchanges and scientific connections.
Mathias Sielecki, Vice President
Director of the Association of Firiends
Director of Development for Argentina, Uruguay and Chile
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentinean students Santiago Aranguri and María Clara Miserendino at the Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in 2018.
Argentinean students at the Shalhevet Freier “Safe-Cracking” International Physics Tournament on the Weizmann campus, in 2019.