The Program

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Stuart Hershkowitz
Vice President
Jerusalem College of Technology
A Visionary, Committed to Enhancing the
Economic, Technological & Spiritual Landscape of Israel


Moriah and Yoni Belzberg
Tikva Leaders of the Future Award

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Medved
Founder & CEO of OurCrowd, Serial Entreprenuer
Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor


About JCT

Established in 1969, the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) is one of Israel’s most prestigious and unique academic institutions of higher learning with a focus on science and technology. JCT supplies highly skilled, professional graduates to Israel’s and the world’s high-tech and health care industries. In addition, we are the only academic institution committed to providing the highest quality education to diverse segments of Israeli society who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to enter these fields. JCT offers exclusive programs developed specifically for Haredi (ultra-orthodox) and Ethiopian men and women. JCT meets these students’ special needs while providing them the skills and the expertise to compete at the highest echelons in their chosen professions. JCT graduates the highest percentage of women entering the high tech field in Israel.

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Empowering Women in Israel

The Tal Campus offers female students a unique combination of science and engineering education on the highest level and advanced Judaic Studies courses. JCT has recently been awarded land in Emek Zion, adjacent to JCT’s Lev Campus for men, where it is planning to build permanent facilities for Tal Campus. Sponsorship opportunities available for Tal Campus.

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Garden of Psalms

A monumental artwork, created to eternalize the shared values represented by JCT’s vision. An abstraction of psalms in light and color. Reflecting the long time study of Torah on how we live and act, professionally and privately, toward G-d, society and ourselves. Windows are made by Ofra Friedland, one of Israel’s most prominent contemporary artists. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Sponsor a Window

Friends of JCT — Dinner Committee

Linda and Elliot Allen – Dinner Chairpersons

Cynthia and Moshe Bagley
Marilyn and Roy Barth
Chantal and Marc Belzberg
Rachel and Moshe Berg
Jared Bochner
Tova and Gabriel Bram
Mandy and Dr. Rubin Brecher
Lauren Burstein
Dr. Debbie and Abbe Dienstag
Doreen and Beryl Eckstein
Gitty and Ralph Frankel
Dr. Robert Gluck
Melanie Goldberg
Sandra & Ira Greenstein
Dana Haddad
Claire and Stuart Hershkowitz
Nicole and Shim Hirsh
Devorah and Dr. Ed Jutkowitz
Basyah Klyman
Ralph Labaton
Dr. Gita and Dr. Jay Lisker
Bracha and Zvi Loewy
Suri and Joe Lazar

Iris and Shalom Maidenbaum
Karen and Dr. Alan Mazurek
Mina and Howard Millendorf
Mindy and Henry Orlinsky
Dr. Medinah and Dr. Charles Popper
Danielle and Evan Renov
Nicole Barel and Michael Rochlin
Malkie and Phil Rosen
Andy Roth
Helene and Robbie Rothenberg
Rebecca and Michael Rubin
Sherri and Leigh Schachter
Estelle and Seymour Siegel
Joy and Barry Sklar
R. Victoria and Jonathan Sopher
Jaqueline Srour
Aurora Cassirer and Sandy Srulowitz
Blimie and Joel Strauss
Nan Kurzman and Moshe Sukenik
Alberta Waingort
Liran Weizman
Daniella and Dr. Joseph Zelefsky
Mazal-Tov and Shmuli Zema

Dinner Location

Lincoln Square Synagogue 180 Amsterdam Avenue. New York, NY 10023


To speak with someone about Friends of JCT or donation opportunities, please contact Shmuli Zema 845-596-7513,  Stuart Hershkowitz +972-52-2454463.

Our mailing address for checks is:
Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology
801 2nd Avenue, 21st floor, New York, New York, 10017