""Growing up in my family, you couldn't help but be involved with Weizmann,"" says Ted Teplow, part of the extended family that included Dewey David Stone, the philanthropist and Zionist who played a tremendous role in the Institute's founding and growth. Mr. Teplow reminisced on the occasion of the American Committee's 70th birthday.
June 13, 2014
""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. A former chairman of the American Committee, he admits: ""I've become a science junkie! I go to as many science lectures as I can.""
June 13, 2014
2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science. The story of the American Committee is as bold and heroic as the idealistic men and women who brought it to life during a bleak period in world history. In 1944, a group of visionary leaders met in the U.S. to ensure that Dr. Chaim Weizmann's dream of establishing a world-class scientific research center in Rehovot, Israel, would be realized. A magnificent partnership between science and philanthropy was born.
May 21, 2014
This three-minute video tells the story of Weizmann Institute researcher Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky, who studies free-flying bats to explore the brain's ability to work in three dimensions. His work with bats has considerable implications for human neuroscience.
May 04, 2014
This video gives a glimpse into U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro's 2013 visit to the Weizmann Institute of Science. The Ambassador talks with scientists, tours the campus, and meets Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman. ""This was a day that was really inspiring,"" Ambassador Shapiro concludes.
May 03, 2013
This tribute video about beloved Weizmann family members Sara and Prof. Michael Sela features conversations with them and longtime friends, and an overview of their life with Weizmann. Prof. Sela is a former Institute president and co-developer of the MS drug Copaxone®. This extraordinary couple is still deeply involved with the Institute – including as philanthropists.
April 18, 2013
Weizmann scientists, including Prof. Meir Wilchek, found that a natural attraction between two molecular substances - avidin and biotin - could be put to practical use. See this biological match in action.
April 08, 2013
The research of the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Oded Aharonson focuses on planetary geology, geophysics, and dynamics; here, he shares his discoveries from Titan, an icy moon of Saturn.
July 25, 2012
Meet the four incredible women honored at the American Committee's 14th Women of Vision Luncheon in South Florida: Jen Klaassens, The Wasie Foundation; Cristina Mata, MD, Holy Cross Hospital; Michelle Bernstein, Chef and Entrepreneur; and Mindy Shrago, Young at Art.
January 26, 2012