American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Leaders & participants of AFTAU's 2013 "Discover TAU: Campus and Beyond" Mission




39 Broadway, Suite 1510,

New York, NY 10006

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: Richard Sincere

​Richard Sincere is Founder/CEO of Sincere & Co., a third-party marketing company representing start-ups and mutual funds to Registered Investment Advisors. He was Senior VP of Fidelity Investment Advisor Group and NatWest Bank Brokerage Group. He also held strategic marketing/sales management positions at Citibank/Citicorp. He is an alumnus of the Tel Aviv University Overseas Program in 1973-1974. He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mr. Sincere is Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Friends of Tel Aviv University and is a member of the International Board of Governors of TAU. He is also on the boards of the American Jewish Committee, the Friends of Israel Defense Forces, the University of Wisconsin Board of Visitors, and the Center of Jewish Studies.


Our Offices


National/Northeast Region

Julie Lipsett-Singer

Vice President of the Northeast

Tel: 212-742-9059  212-742-9070




Western Region

David Dorfman

Vice President, Western Region

Tel: 310.553.5232




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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