Generous Perth Donors Remembered at Wall of Benefactors Dedication in Israel

June 20, 2019

During the course of the recent Board of Governors Meeting of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Australian Friends CEO Rob Schneider attended a very touching ceremony at the Wall of Benefactors of the Hebrew University where the names of Perth benefactors, the late David, Gita & Michael Hoffman will forever be perpetuated in recognition of their generous legacy to the Hebrew University and Keren Kayemeth for the establishment of a scholarship fund in their names.

The dedication was attended by many guests including participants of the 82nd meeting of the Hebrew University’s Board of Governors. Among the speakers were Hebrew University President, Asher Cohen, long-standing Hebrew University and KKL-JNF stalwart Stuart Silbert OAM, who was instrumental in setting up the Scholarship Fund on behalf of the benefactors, as well as Esti Goldwasser, head of the Australian desk at KKL-JNF. Stuart spoke movingly about the Hoffman family – their history and their care for the Jewish community and love of Israel – and Esti expressed the gratitude of KKL-JNF for the collaboration between this organisation and the Hebrew University over many years.

After the formalities, in an amazing setting overlooking the Old City, the group moved to the Wall of Benefactors to view the inscription in honour of the Hoffmans.