Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU), founded in 1944 by Canadian philanthropist Allan Bronfman, promotes awareness, leadership and financial support for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
CFHU facilitates academic and research partnerships between Canada and Israel as well as establishing scholarships, supporting research, cultivating student and faculty exchanges and recruiting Canadian students to attend the Rothberg International School. CFHU has chapters in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
In 2008 CFHU undertook a major fundraising iniative to raise 50M for the Institute for Medical Research Israel - Canada (IMRIC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University is dedicated to supporting IMRIC through direct funding and by being the catalyst in developing key collaborative medical research parnerships between Canada and Isreal.
Canada and Israel in a Changing World: New Trends and Directions - Topics include: global economic meltdown, the Arab Spring, the resurgence of political protests, and the impact of social media on political communication and mobilization
Barbra Streisand To Receive Honorary Ph.D. From The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem During Visit To Israel In JuneLegendary American actress, director, singer, producer, composer, philanthropist and activist Barbra Streisand will receive an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The ceremony will take place on Monday, June 17, during the 76th Hebrew University International Board of Governors Meeting.
Prince Albert II Of Monaco Attends Hebrew University Concert Featuring 'Violins Of Hope' Restored After Second World WarThe concert took place on May 5 at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum under the patronage of Prince Albert II. It featured musicians playing violins whose Jewish owners were murdered in the Holocaust. Discovered at the end of the Second World War, the violins were restored by Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli violin maker who for years has been collecting and restoring musical instruments belonging to Holocaust victims.
In recognition of his off-screen work, Morgan Freeman was presented with the Key of Knowledge Award from the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem last week. Here, the actor shares some secrets for success with The Globe and Mail.