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New York
October 19, 2023 — 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Harvard Club of New York, 35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

New York Tower of Hope Gala 2023

New York Tower of Hope

Coming Together for a Cure 

Join us for an entertaining and enlightening evening to celebrate science and hope! We come together at our annual event to recognize the strides we’ve made in the fight against cancer and pave the way for future achievements.

Thursday, October 19, 2023 

The Harvard Club of New York
35 W. 44th Street  
New York, NY 10036 

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception  
Floating Dinner with Cocktail Style Seating and Program 

Dietary laws observed | Business attire 


Lizzy Savetsky

Lizzy Savetsky
Digital Influencer and Advocate

Lizzy Savetsky is a digital influencer with a passion for Jewish life, Israel, matchmaking, and fashion. Lizzy is best known for sharing her journey of fashionable Jewish motherhood on her social media channels, often featuring her two young daughters and baby boy. She is an outspoken advocate for Israel and the Jewish people, and against anti-Semitism. Lizzy is proud to have served as the Honorary Grand Marshal for the 2022 Celebrate Israel Parade. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Lizzy recently moved to New York City with her family. Follow Lizzy on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok


Photo credit: Sharon Gabay, ICRF Israel

Professor Avram Hershko 
Nobel Laureate and ICRF Research Professorship Grant Recipient 

Prof. Avram Hershko, along with his colleagues, Profs. Aaron Ciechanover (also an ICRF Research Professorship grantee) and Irwin Rose, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004 for their earlier work discovering how the chemical, ubiquitin, works to control protein degradation as part of the process of mitosis (cell division). This work, in turn, was the basis for the development of a drug, Velcade®, the first effective therapy for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.


Sponsors of the ICRF-Joseph Safra Memorial Grant for Glioblastoma Research


Platinum Sponsor

Kenneth Goodman Family Foundation

Silver Sponsor

Lisa & Isaac Oved

Sapphire Sponsor

David & Leslie Abramson
Charles & Ariela Ben Dayan
Bryna Goldberg
Bob & Andrea Greene
The Michael & Samantha Harary Family Foundation Inc.
Malcolm & Susan Rattner
Julia Weksler

Bronze Sponsor

Chehebar Family Foundation
Haddad Brands
Elanit & Steven Hirsch
ICE Lender Holdings
Jemb Realty
Cynthia Perl
Phyllis Pullman
Amalia Seiguer
Alan B. Slifka Foundation

Ruby Sponsor

The Amin & Lillian Adjmi Foundation

Gisele Ben-Dor
Dean Blumenthal
Jack & Michelle Maleh
Joel N. Pelofsky
Connie Rubin
Elliot Scheinberg
Alice Wimpfheimer


Click below to purchase tickets, sponsorships and tributes or donate online

Please note: All sponsorship packages include tickets.

Gala Chairs

Sam Herzfeld* and Jennifer Garber 
Lisa*♦ and Isaac Oved 
Julia Weksler*♦

Gala Committee 

Ariela and Charles*♦ Ben Dayan 
Samantha* and Bobby Harary 

Host Committee

(in formation) 

Mary Ellen and Michael* Battapaglia
Al Berk*♦
Rochel Leah and Doni Blumenthal*
Eta Gershen and Steven B. Cohen*
Elanit and Steven* Hirsch
Alan and Denise Jaffe*
Barbara*♦ and David Kasell
Joel Pelofsky*♦
Cynthia Perl*♦
Shawn Weinstein*

*ICRF Chapter Board Member 
Also ICRF International Board Member

ICRF Board/Staff

David Abramson, President, ICRF International Board 
Bryna Goldberg, Chair, ICRF International Board 
Lisa Oved and Julia Weksler, New York Chapter Co-Chairs  
Sam Herzfeld, New York Chapter Vice-Chair 
Beryl P. Chernov, National Executive Director 
Alan Herman, National Director of Advancement  
Deirdre Heiss Densen, Associate Director of Advancement and Operations 
Gayle Peck, Director of Development

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