Larry Blumberg: Reflections on the Occasion of the of the American Committee's 70th Anniversary

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“One of the most important things in my life,” says Larry Blumberg, reflecting on the American Committee on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, has been his involvement with the Weizmann Institute of Science; traveling to the Institute for 30 years changed the way he saw Israel, too. Over the decades he has enjoyed watching Weizmann grow, and the science develop. He confesses, “I’ve become a science junkie! I go to as many science lectures as I can.”

Weizmann has changed his family’s life as well, and he’s proud of the fact that multiple generations of Blumbergs are involved with the Institute; in fact, that’s one of the things that he finds amazing about Weizmann: its ability to attract supporters from several generations of families.

Mr. Blumberg – the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science’s former chairman – says that his involvement with it, and with the Weizmann Institute, has been “one of the joys of my life.”