Bonnie Brand joins American Friends of Tel Aviv University board

September 30, 2013

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The board of directors of American Friends of Tel Aviv University, a donor group that supports Israel’s largest academic institution, Tel Aviv University, recently elected Bonnie Brand to its board.

A Tidewater native and lifelong resident, Brand serves on the board of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and is a member of its Israel and Overseas Committee. She is also a member of the board of directors of Hebrew Academy of Tidewater/ Strelitz Early Childhood Center.

“I am honored to have been asked to serve as a board member of American Friends of Tel Aviv University,” says Brand. “Even though I personally never attended TAU, I have deep roots, past and present, to the school. My youngest daughter Genna, who made Alyiah in November 2011, just graduated from the International Master’s Program in Political Science. My husband, David Brand, was a student at TAU in the early 70’s and my father, Leonard R. Strelitz, of blessed memory, served as chairman of AFTAU in the early 80’s. For me to have the opportunity to learn more about why TAU is so respected throughout the world and help boost its reputation is both an honor and a pleasure.”

Brand says that one of her duties as a member of the board is to raise awareness of the school and all that offers.

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