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.
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.
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.