The Honorees

Keynote Speaker

Star of Big Bang Theory
and Author of New York Times Bestseller, Girling Up

Shield of David Honoree
Global chief information officer at IDT.

Tribute to
Trailblazer for women in the field of technology,
VP at Herley Industries.


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 industry. In addition, we are the only university committed to providing the highest quality academic 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) men and women and other demographic groups.

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.

SponsorTal Campus Video

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

Helene and Robbie Rothenberg, Chairpersons

Linda and Elliot Allen
Marilyn and Roy Barth
Rachel and Moshe Berg
Dr. Debbie and Abbe Dienstag
Doreen and Beryl Eckstein
Gitty and Ralph Frankel
Dana Haddad
Claire and Stuart Hershkowitz
Nicole and Shim Hirsh
Basyah Klyman
Michelle and Rabbi Jeffrey Kobrin
Dr. Gita and Dr. Jay Lisker
Bracha and Zvi Loewy
Suri and Joey Lazar
Iris and Shalom Maidenbaum
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
Rebecca and Michael Rubin
Sherri and Leigh Schachter
Estelle and Seymour Siegel
Joy and Barry Sklar
Rachel and Jonathan Sopher
Aurora Cassirer and Sandy Srulowitz
Blimie and Joel Strauss
Nan Kurzman and Moshe Sukenik
Liran Weizman
Daniella and Dr. Joseph Zelefsky

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 Stuart Hershkowitz +972-52-2454463, Henry Orlinksy 917-992-2793, or Helene Rothenberg 917-757-8242