Honouring the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (CFHU) hosted the first Einstein Legacy Awards gala on May 12th, 2015 at the Liberty Grand. Albert Einstein was one of the co-founders of Hebrew University as well as Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud.
The very special guest of the gala evening was Chelsea Clinton to much fanfare, security and especially secret service members for the special occasion.
The inaugural Einstein Legacy Awards give recognition to exceptional Canadians in the fields of education, science, innovation and humanitarianism.
Chelsea Clinton spoke on behalf of her family’s Clinton Foundation (also check out our coverage of Bill Clinton’s visit to Toronto’s Berkeley Church in June 2013). Ben Mulroney was the evening’s host for the sold-out gala dinner of 600 guests.
Following the Chelsea Clinton’s speech, she had an interview with Canadian entrepreneur, CEO and Co-Founder of Klick Health, Leerom Segal.
“We are proud to support Hebrew University’s commitment to honouring Einstein’s legacy as well as to recognize our fellow Canadians who demonstrate similar values through their own contributions,” said Karen Simpson-Radomski, Event Chair for the Einstein Awards.
The Einstein Legacy Awards were given to families. Hebrew University boasts being a leader in producing Nobel Laureates (including 8 Nobel Prizes) and the CFHU aims to honour those same values, passion for education, humanitarian efforts, science and innovation in the same spirit as Einstein and the University.
For more about the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) visit www.cfhu.org
Photos by Nick Lee