THE LOUNGE

The Jerusalem Post - - BUSINESS & FINANCE - Trans­lated by Han­nah Hochner.

1. Bronf­man wed­ding #4

Bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man Matthew Bronf­man, 58, broke the glass last week for the fourth time in his life, when he mar­ried Melanie Lavie, 31. The huppa took place last Tues­day at sun­set on the roof of the Aish Ha­torah Yeshiva in the Jewish Quar­ter over­look­ing the Ko­tel, the Tem­ple Mount and the City of David. The cou­ple was mar­ried by Ko­tel Rabbi Shmuel Rabi­nowitz and guests were in­vited to a fes­tive meal fol­low­ing the cer­e­mony inside the Western Wall Tun­nels. Among the guests were Aaron Frenkel and his wife Maja Ruth Frenkel; Idan and Batya Ofer; Shalom Fisher; Rani and Hila Ra­hav; and Ye­hu­dit and Kobi Richter.

2. Moshe Mam­rud

Moshe Mam­rud, CEO and con­trol­ling shareholder of Tadi­ran, the main spon­sor of Is­rael’s na­tional foot­ball cham­pion Hapoel Beer­sheba, and his wife Dalia, held a fes­tive event with owner Alona Barkat, Hapoel play­ers, pro­fes­sional staff and man­age­ment to raise a toast in honor of the Passover hol­i­day. The at­mos­phere was very jovial fol­low­ing Hapoel’s vic­tory in the cham­pi­onship game. The Mam­ruds held the cel­e­bra­tion in their home in Tel Aviv.

3. Jusid­man Science Cen­ter

The Jusid­man Science Cen­ter for Youth was in­au­gu­rated last Thurs­day at Ben-Gu­rion Univer­sity of the Negev. Guests at the rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony for the NIS 30 mil­lion project in­cluded Jusid­man Foun­da­tion founder Daniel Jusid­man and his sons Yi­gal and Ari Jusid­man; Pro­fes­sor Rivka Carmi, pres­i­dent of Ben-Gu­rion Univer­sity; Rashi Foun­da­tion Chair­man Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashke­nazi; Meir El­mali­ach, direc­tor of the Rashi Foun­da­tion; Beer­sheba Mayor Ru­bik Danilovich; and Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry Direc­tor-General Shmuel Abuav.

4. Wind

Min­is­ter of Na­tional In­fra­struc­ture, En­ergy and Wa­ter Re­sources Yu­val Steinitz and Pub­lic Util­i­ties Au­thor­ity (Elec­tric­ity) Chair­per­son Dr. As­saf Ei­lat, to­gether with se­nior min­istry of­fi­cials, re­cently vis­ited a pi­o­neer­ing re­new­able en­ergy project: the Af­con wind tur­bine farm in the Gil­boa. Bring­ing this project of cre­at­ing elec­tric­ity from wind to fruition was the vi­sion of for­mer chair­man, the late Shlomo Sh­meltzer. The visit was hosted by Af­con chair­man Yis­rael Reif and Af­con CEO Jerry Schenirer.

5. Foun­tain

Sotheby’s pres­i­dent Ted Smith and renowned Hapoel Jerusalem bas­ket­ball player Amar’e Stoudemire found time just be­fore the Passover hol­i­day to visits the Is­rael Mu­seum in Jerusalem. The two art lovers sought out the ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ at the mu­seum and joined a guided tour led by Dr. Ad­ina Kamien-Kazh­dan, cu­ra­tor of mod­ern art at the mu­seum. The three of them lin­gered next to the porce­lain toi­let ti­tled ‘Foun­tain’, by artist Mar­cel Duchamp, which is con­sid­ered the most im­por­tant work of art of the Dada Move­ment.

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