Generations of the Gutwirth Family Gather at TAU

Relatives of the late TAU supporter Aaron Gutwirth experience first-hand the dynamism of Israel’s largest university during a moving and action-packed visit to campus
09 April 2014
The extended Gutwirth family at TAU’s new Student City complex, the University’s most ambitious building project to date.

Tel Aviv University was honored to host the members of the extended Gutwirth family, along with representatives from Allied Group, for a day-long visit on campus recently. The family members, who arrived in Israel from all over the world, met students and faculty from TAU’s renowned Department of Film and Television, visited the I. Meier Segals Zoological Gardens – Israel’s only academic research zoo – and toured the new Student City dormitories.


The Gutwirth family visit culminated in the annual ceremonies for the Hendrik and Irene Gutwirth Research Prize in Diabetes Mellitus, the Lotty Zucker Gutwirth and Charles Zucker Scholarship Fund, and the Bernice Schaffer Bessin Poetry Prizes.


Pictured from left: TAU governor Vivien Zimmet, Prof. Sarah Ferber, the recipient of the Hendrik and Irene Gutwirth Research Prize in Diabetes Mellitus, which is named in honor of Vivien Zimmet's parents, and  Prof. Yoseph Mekori, Dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine. 



Amos Elad, TAU’s Vice President for Resource Development, and host of the award ceremonies, paid tribute to the Gutwirth family, saying that “decades after establishing their scholarship fund, generations of Aaron Gutwirth's family have made the time and effort to fly from all over the world to gather together and pay tribute to the accomplishments of previous generations, and to imbue future generations with the values of Tzedakah.” Vice President Elad added that the visit was a “testament to the Gutwirth family's commitment to Israel and higher education.” 


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