B'nai B'rith France is supporting four students of the Bar-Ilan Medical Faculty in Galileo
Esther Eberstark, Erez Grinbaum, Nir Hochwald et Ronit Witztum extend their thanks to the Sisters and Brothers of B'nai B'rith France
My name is Esther Eberstark-Landau.
"I am married and mother to two wonderful boys.
In Belgium I studied Optometry, but due to our leaving for Israel I stopped after the second year. Here, I decided it was time to achieve my real dream and become a physician.
I witnessed from close how a friend's daughter was saved by heart surgery at a very young age and that was my point of realization that my future will hopefully be in cardiology.
Without the support of donors it would have been much more difficult to be able to study, work and care for my family"
My name is Erez Grinbaum
"I am a first-year medical student in a four-year program at Bar-Ilan University School of Medicine in Safed campus. I'm 27 years old and I'm writing this letter to express my deepest thanks for your recent donation to Bar-Ilan University's Medical School. Generous gifts from donors like you provide financial and moral support needed to continue towards our goal to become a professional in the medical field".
My name is Nir Hochwald.
"I am married to Hila and we have four children. I earned my bachelor's degree at Ben Gurion University in Emergency Medicine (Paramedic)
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support that helps me study medicine at Bar-Ilan University"
My name is Ronit Witztum
"I am glad to have the opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity. Without donors like you, many students would be unable to pursue the career of their dreams.
I am originally from Haifa. I earned both a BSc and an MSc in Biology from the Technion - Israel institute of Technology.
My future plans include pursuing a career in neurosurgery. I am very interested in the human brain"
Report from José Iacobescu
On March 18th, 2013, at the Presidential Palace, the president of Romania, H.E. Mr. Traian Basescu, decorated a number of leaders of the Jewish Community, personalities of the European Rabbinate and people of art and culture.
During his speech at the decoration ceremony at the Cotroceni Palace, the president of Romania said: „Those whom I have decorated today are leaders of the community, people who are equally involved in supporting the community's cause as well as in supporting Romania. Those are the people I wish to thank, on behalf of all the Romanians, for their attachment towards this country. These are individuals who did nothing more than being good citizens of the Romanian state or fair sustainers of the Romanian state. Today's ceremony is not dedicated only to those who did something for their community, for Romania and our culture but at the same time it is also a symbol of my respect for a community who knew how to forgive."