American Friends of Tel Aviv University

AFTAU leadership, staff and delegates at the 2019 Board of Governors




American Friends of Tel Aviv University

8 West 40th Street

8th Floor

NY, NY  10018

Tel: 212.742.9070 or 800.989.1198

Fax: 212.742.9071



For a full list of AFTAU regional offices, click here



TAU’s American Friends are a cosmopolitan, congenial, and intellectually sophisticated group with a real commitment to Israel's leading institution for higher learning.  Founded in 1955, one year before the official dedication of Tel Aviv University, its members share a common vision — to nurture higher education, develop Israel's best minds, and help “expand the future” for people around the world.


American Friends enjoy a stimulating variety of social, cultural and educational activities in cities across the USA throughout the year, many offering uncommon access. These include one-of-a-kind international trips with entree to academic, business and government leaders, and special local programs and presentations.


The American Friends website offers breaking news from TAU researchers and faculty superstars, and full coverage of AFTAU news and events. 




National Chairman: ​Clement Erbmann


​As a Managing Director of First Analysis Corporation, Clement Erbmann serves as a general partner in the private equity funds, specializing in education, marketing services and clean-tech investing. Prior to joining First Analysis, he held positions with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in securities sales, fund management, special equities and private placements.

He currently serves on the TAU Board of Governors, as Chair of the Dean's Advisory Board at the TAU Coller School of Business and on the Scientific Advisory Board of Minducate at TAU.

Erbmann also serves on the Board of Directors of and Gapbuster (UK) Ltd., and previously served on the Education Industry Association Executive Board, the ADL Regional Board and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Alumni Advisory Board.

Erbmann holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town.



Our Offices


National/Northeast Region

Julie Lipsett-Singer

Vice President of the Northeast

Tel: 212-742-9059  212-742-9070




Western Region - Southern California 

11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1110, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: 310.553.5232 | Fax: 310.553.5303




Western Region - Northern California 

Tel: 415.246.7411




Southeast Region

Tel: 800.989.1198




Midwest Region

9715 Woods Drive, #1608, Skokie, IL 60077

Tel: 312.618.3303 | Fax: 847.919.4738 



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