After the Ha-motzi blessing given by Professor Lawrence Schiffman of Yeshiva University, guests enjoyed delicious Kosher fare while being informed about the mission, history, and exciting future plans of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. The program was led by the institution’s director, Amanda Weiss. Princeton professor Dr. Robert MacLennan gave a most heartfelt introduction to Mr. Grant. Mr. Grant then took the stage, and with eloquence and humor addressed the room, accepting the honor. Ms. Weiss and her mother, Museum co-founder Batya Borowski, presented Mr. Grant with an award commemorating the creation of The Eugene M. Grant Young Scholars Program at the Museum in Israel, which will award one bright, driven scholar annually the opportunity to work directly with the curatorial staff of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem on priority research related to upcoming exhibitions or academic projects of the Museum’s collections. The event’s printed program highlighted the first beneficiary of this Scholars Program, gifted archaeologist Igor Kreimerman.
July 12-14, 2013
to present at The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, NY
May 26-30, 2013
The exclusive archaeological tours, led by experts in the field, will explore individuals and communities who followed their dreams to the land of Israel and left their mark on Israel to this day.
In the Gilboa and Jezreel Valley we will see the vision of the people of the First Aliyah and the inspiration that they took from the Biblical heritage of the region. We will follow Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi (Judah the Prince), chief redactor and editor of the Mishnah to Tzippori (Sepphoris). We will examine the fascinating story of the Templars, their inspiration in coming to the land of Israel and the visible footprints they left in Israel. In Jerusalem, the city that has inspired millions throughout the millennia, we will visit the extended preservation project of the Old City Walls and explore some of the city’s unique architectural gems.
The week culminates with the 21st Anniversary Gala Dinner in honor of Dr. Elie Borowski’s Centennial, the fruition of his dream and a look into the future.
Reserve your place today for the celebration week’s exclusive tours and events and spectacular Gala Dinner on Thursday, May 30th.
Complete Program, 5 Days of Touring and Gala Dinner – $1,090/per person
Tours Only, 5 Days of Touring without the Gala – $830/per person
Gala Dinner Only – $350/per person
For details, information and reservations:
All tours will be conducted in English.
All programs subject to change.
Advance reservations required.
Thursday, May 30th BLMJ’s 21st Anniversary Celebrations in Israel
Visionaries and Dreamers:
The 21st Anniversary Gala Dinner in honor of Dr. Elie Borowski’s Centennial, the fruition of his dream and a look into the future. Join us in recognizing the dream of Dr. Elie Borowski, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth and mark 10 years since his death.
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem celebrated 21 extraordinary years with its annual Gala on May 30, 2013. Over 150 distinguished guests gathered at the Museum on this stunning night for cocktails and dinner, to celebrate the museum’s founder Dr. Elie Borowski’s centennial year and honor Mr. Stef Wertheimer, esteemed Israeli philanthropist, businessman, and valued friend of BLMJ. In attendance were Italian Ambassador H.E. Francesco Maria Talo, Canadian Ambassador and Mrs. Paul Hunt, and members of the diplomatic corps and supporters of the Museum. Leading Israeli archaeologists Dan Bahat, Amnon Ben Tor, Gaby Barkay, and others also joined the festivities. Hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benhamou of Geneva and emceed by David Kornbluth, Former Ambassador to UNESCO, the dinner was a truly illustrious event well-attended with eminent guests.
March 14, 2013