Kraft Center

Seixas Dinner - Columbia University Kraft Center

The Gershom Mendes Seixas Award is bestowed by Columbia/Barnard Hillel on those who have made outstanding contributions to Jewish life at Columbia University and Barnard College. The Columbia-Barnard Kraft center honored Rabbi Michael Paley and Jim McMenamin at its annual Seixas Gala Dinner.

Robert Kraft, New England Patriots owner, was the honorary dinner chair. Eric Goldstein, CEO of UJA-Federation of New York and Eric Fingerhut, President and CEO of Hillel International spoke at the event. At the end of the evening, Robert Kraft announced that Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine and family contributed $2.5 million to an endowment fund to support the work of Columbia/Barnard Hillel. In appreciation of their gift, the Executive Director position will now be known as the Lavine Family Executive Director. The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, a Columbia alum and a friend of both the honorees and of Jonathan Lavine's, spoke via video at the dinner. 

Daniel Shapiro - Columbia Barnard Hillel

Former United States Israeli ambassador, under the Obama Administration, Daniel Shapiro sat down with Columbia-Barnard students and members of the community to discuss past, present, and future challenges facing Israeli, and the United States role in helping its ally.

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The Lounge Outside - Columbia Barnard Hillel

Kraft Center students from Columbia-Barnard joined together on a warm(ish) Fall evening to watch their fellow classmates perform. The Kraft Center supplied the snacks and the students provided the talent. 

Client: The Kraft Center - Columbia Barnard Hillel