Donor Recognition

European Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem are honoured to recognise the dedicated philanthropic efforts of European visionaries, families, foundations and corporations whose support continues to benefit the University and the State of Israel.

Donors to European Associations of the Hebrew University have their deeply valued gifts recognised in a variety of ways on Hebrew University’s majestic Mount Scopus campus in Jerusalem.

EFHU would be honoured to schedule a dedication ceremony in accordance with the donor’s wishes, although most new inscriptions are dedicated during the annual International Board of Governors Meeting in June.

 Wall of Benefactors
 

Wall of BenefactorsThe Wall of Benefactors is located at the southwestern tip of the Mount Scopus campus, overlooking the Old City and West Jerusalem. Inscribed on the wall are the names of the donors (or any other names, in accordance with the donors’ wishes) and the state the donor resides in (if American), or the country the donor resides in (for all non-American donors). Recognition on the Benefactors Wall is awarded for lifetime giving of US$1,000,000 and over, given either by a one-time gift or cumulative gift, for any designation (physical facilities, research, scholarships and other projects.

Wall of Life
  Wall of LifeThe Wall of Life is located at the southeastern tip of the Mount Scopus campus, overlooking the Old City and West Jerusalem. Inscribed on this wall are the names of the donors (or any other names, in accordance with the donors’ wishes) and the state the donor resides in (if American), or the country the donor resides in (for all non-American donors). Wall of Life recognition is given for donations of US$100,000 - US$999,999 earmarked for scholarships or research but not physical facilities.
Wall of Trustees
  Wall of TrusteesThe Wall of Trustees is located in the Mount Scopus Forum on the wall closest to the outdoor pedestrian exit in the direction of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and on the wall adjacent to the passage leading to the Faculty of Law. Inscribed on this wall are the names of the donors, or any other name of his/her choosing; states, countries, etc. This wall recognizes donations of US$50,000 - US$99,999 for scholarships or research not physical facilities.
Wall of Endowed Chairs
  The Wall of Endowed Chairs is located in the Mount Scopus Forum adjacent to the entrance to the Administration Building. Listed are all professorial chairs at the Hebrew University, with the name of the chair and donor, country and date of establishment. A new section was recently added adjacent to the first section.
Physical Facilities
  Plaques for endowed physical facilities are almost always located on, near, or in the vicinity of the facility that has been named. The size, location and style of the plaque depend upon the facility itself. A plaque for the donation of a garden might be a large engraved stone, while donor recognition for an entire building could take the form of the donor’s name engraved on the outside wall of the building. Plaques for lectures halls and rooms are usually placed in the corridor outside the facility.

Legacy

You can leave the world a better place…

A gift realized in your Will has a lasting effect. You'll join the family of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and you'll become part of its heritage forever.

The European Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are changing the face of legacy giving in Europe. Many charities only hear about a legacy gift from the representatives of donor's estate after they have passed away. We encourage donors to let us know of their intention to leave a legacy during their lifetime. This way, we can honor you in your lifetime and you will see your gift become a reality.

A legacy is simply a gift made under a Will. It comes into effect only after your lifetime. You can change the Will at any time during your life to reflect your changing priorities.

There are 3 types of legacy:

Pecuniary - a sum of money

Specific - property, shares, jewelry, works of art or other items

Residual - the balance of your estate in whole or part after satisfying other legacies and expenses

Living Legacies can support any aspect of work at the University.

For more information about legacy : +33(0)1 47 55 65 83 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 10th Brain Circle Meeting - Amsterdam 2017

Our gathering this time focuses on the most-challenging topic of: « What makes us human? » an intriguing and important aspect of brain research which promises to have many implications on the quality of life of so many of us.
Our researchers shared with you their findings and their aspirations in this field of inquiry and together to envisage the discoveries of the future.

Find out more about the previous Brain Circle Meetings

LECTURES

”What do we know about the brains of early hominins?” Prof. Naama Goren

“Human epigenetics: from embryonic stem cells for modelling human diseases to recent human evolution“ Prof. Eran Meshorer

“Unique neurons and circuits in the human neocortex” Prof. Idan Segev

“Unique Connectivity in the human brain” Dr. Aviv Mezer

“Artificial intelligence, deep learning and the future of the human brain” Prof. Naftali Tishby

“Evolving of Art in my Brain” World renowned Israeli Artist: Michal Rovner

“Dyslexia and Autism - different percepts of the same world” Prof. Merav Ahissar

“The Emergence of Music and Language” Prof. Eli Nelken and the Ph.D. student Galit Agmon

Epilogue: “A neuroscience perspective on consciousness” Prof. Haim Sompolinsky

Panel: What Makes us Human? Perspectives - with Michal Rovner, Profs. Asher Cohen, Haim Sompolinsky, Eli Nelken, including BC Members

 

PICTURES

Please find here all the pictures from the event

 

 

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”What do we know about the brains of early hominins?” Prof. Naama Goren

 

 

 “Human epigenetics: from embryonic stem cells for modelling human diseases to recent human evolution“ Prof. Eran Meshorer

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“Unique neurons and circuits in the human neocortex” Prof. Idan Segev

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“Unique Connectivity in the human brain” Dr. Aviv Mezer

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“Artificial intelligence, deep learning and the future of the human brain” Prof. Naftali Tishby

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 “Evolving of Art in my Brain” World renowned Israeli Artist: Michal Rovner

 

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“Dyslexia and Autism - different percepts of the same world” Prof. Merav Ahissar

 

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“The Emergence of Music and Language” Prof. Eli Nelken and the Ph.D. student Galit Agmon

 

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Epilogue: “A neuroscience perspective on consciousness” Prof. Haim Sompolinsky


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Panel: What Makes us Human? Perspectives - with Michal Rovner, Profs. Asher Cohen, Haim Sompolinsky, Eli Nelken, including BC Members

Moderated by: Prof. Idan Segev

 

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The 9th Brain Circle Meeting - Vevey 2016

The gathering this year focused on Brain and Memory an intriguing and important aspect of brain research which has many implications on the quality of life of so many of us.
Our researchers shared with you their findings and their aspirations in this field of inquiry and together to envisage the discoveries of the future.

 

LECTURES

Physical changes in the brain underlying memory by Prof. Idan Segev

From new memories to old memories - and how to forget them both by Dr. Inbal Goshen

Memories, habits & addictions by Dr. Ami Citri 

In the brain of an expert? by Prof. Adi Mizrahi 

Elastic memory, perception-action loops, and intelligent behavior by Prof. Israel Nelken

The mathematics of brain's memory by Prof. Haim Sompolinsky

Combating chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in mild cognitive impairment to prevent conversion to Alzheimer's disease by Prof. Marta Weinstock-Rosin

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM BOOKLET

 

LECTURES

Physical changes in the brain underlying memory by Prof. Idan Segev

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From new memories to old memories - and how to forget them both by Dr. Inbal Goshen

 

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Memories, habits & addictions by Dr. Ami Citri

 

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In the brain of an expert? by Prof. Adi Mizrahi

 

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Elastic memory, perception-action loops, and intelligent behavior by Prof. Israel Nelken

 

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The mathematics of brain's memory by Prof. Haim Sompolinsky

 

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Combating chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in mild cognitive impairment to prevent conversion to Alzheimer's disease by Prof. Marta Weinstock-Rosin

 

 

 

The Brain Circle

The Brain Circle (BC) is an intellectual endeavor bringing together an exclusive group of friends interested in learning more about the brain. The BC is a European project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and members from across the continent.

The BC aims to encourage an ongoing sharing of information about brain related issues between BC members and scientists from the Hebrew University’s Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) in an open, intimate and stimulating environment.

Academically, the Brain Circle is led by BC founding member, Prof. Idan Segev together with ELSC’s Academic Directors, Prof. Israel Nelken and Adi Mizrahi.

A core activity of the Brain Circle is the annual BC Meeting, a week-end long retreat organized in an attractive venue, offering members the opportunity to learn, through scientific lectures and discussions, about the latest most exciting findings and subjects of research related to the brain.

The Brain Circle was conceived in 2004 at the Chateau Lafitte Estate, hosted by Baron Eric de Rothschild.

 

           

 

BC members only


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences believe that only with a circle of many brains can we achieve the vital breakthroughs in brain research necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the Brain.

Thus, we strive to collaborate with like minded research centers around the world as well as with groups of enthusiastic friends and supporters who share the same dream - understanding the enigma of our brain as an important step towards developing cures to brain related diseases.

Your membership in the Brain Circle will make you a partner in breaking research frontiers and in curing devastating neurological diseases; it will enable you to have an open dialogue with ELSC researchers who specialize in a variety of research areas, including dysfunctions and illnesses (such as Parkinson’s disease, dyslexia, and stress, memory and movement disorders) on the one hand, and unraveling the operation of human senses such as vision, hearing and of creative pursuits, on the other hand.

BC members commit themselves to supporting ELSC with an annual donation of $10,000 per year over the course of five years.
Members who complete their 5 year commitment and continue to support ELSC will have their names inscribed on the wall of the new building of the Center in Jerusalem inaugurated in June 2017.

Your support will be dedicated to helping ELSC doctoral students and fellows, towards research activities at various ELSC laboratories (including the purchase of necessary state-of-the-art equipment), and towards interaction and
collaboration with other top research centers via scientific meetings and international exchange programs.

If you are interested in joining officially the Brain Circle as a member, please contact our Brain Circle coordinator in Europe:
Stephanie Azoulay: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +33 1 47 55 42 54