2022 CFTAU GALA

  • ABOUT TAU

    Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University (CFTAU) operates with a mission to pursue the advancement of and raise awareness for Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Canada.

    Tel Aviv University is a cultural, scientific and entrepreneurial hub in the heart of the startup nation.

    Guided by a vision to make the world a better place, students, faculty and researchers are on the path to discovery on pressing issues in health, science, security, the arts and much more.

    As Israel’s largest public institution of higher learning – government agencies, defense contractors and international corporations like IBM, Google, Microsoft and Intel regularly turn to TAU to collaborate on the next big idea from AI to state-of-the-art research services that only TAU can provide.

    Consistently ranked in the top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally, Tel Aviv University is also Israel’s first choice for students, and its graduates are the most sought after by Israeli companies.

    In 2019, the Marker magazine published its list of 40 most influential people under 40 in Israel, and TAU Alumni had 12 entries. The university has been ranked 8th among the top 10 schools globally for producing successful, venture capital-backed founders of companies, in a survey of 13,000 entrepreneurs worldwide (Pitchbook 2019). TAU remains the only non-U.S. university to make the top 10.

    TAU in NUMBERS

    • No. 1 in research output globally among Israeli universities
    • No. 1 in citation impact globally among Israeli universities2,000,000 + people served in TAU’s 17 affiliated hospitals
    • 2,000,000 + people served in TAU’s 17 affiliated hospitals
    • More than 300 research centres, institutes and chairs
    • 3,500 research projects each year
    • 35 schools and 400 labs
    • 30,000 students including 2,100 international students from more than 100 countries
    • Cooperative agreements with 280+ academic institutions in 40 countries
    • Six of the top 12 innovations of the last decade originated with TAU professors and alumni –
      Waze, Iron Dome, SapceIL, Moonshot, Mobileye, DayTwo and the first-ever 3D-printed live heart
    • Reuters “Top 100 Innovation University” 66th among universities worldwide for the most U.S. patents granted in 2019
    • Eighth in the world for graduates with successful startups and the only non-U.S. university to make the top 10
    • Home to The Steve Tisch School of Film & Television, an internationally ranked, top 15 film school, whose graduates have received 6 Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film
    • The on-campus Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies has more than 5M specimens and is the only Natural History Museum in the Middle East
    • The Florence and George Wise Observatory is the only space observatory in the Middle East
    • Sixth in winning European research grants among 172 European research institutions
  • HONOUREES

    Harry Rosenbaum

    Harry Rosenbaum is Co-Founder and Principal of the Great Gulf Group of Companies (Great Gulf Residential, First Gulf Corporation, Tucker HiRise and H+ME Technology). Harry is a principal of Ashton Woods Homes, one of the largest privately held homebuilder in the U.S. He is a Trustee of the Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Fund and a past Board Member of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust.

    Harry is Chair of the Real Estate and Properties Committee of UJA of Greater Toronto and a Member of the Board of Directors of UJA of Greater Toronto. He is also Honourary Chair of Limmud FSU Canada. He was a director of the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation and a director of the Advocates for Civil Liberties. Harry was formerly the Chairman of The Association for the Soldiers of Israel.

    Harry received his law degree from Osgoode Law School in 1974. He also holds a degree in Economics from York University.

    Shael Rosenbaum

    Shael Rosenbaum is President of Fremont Street Holdings and Vice President of Renshan Holdings Inc. (Great Gulf Group of Companies). Shael is the immediate past Chair of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, a director of the board of UJA of Greater Toronto, a Trustee of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and a Council member of the Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California. Shael is a Founding Member of the Next Venture Philanthropy Fund and a graduate of the Joshua Institute.

    Shael was a recipient of the UJA Leadership Development Award in 2016. He is Co-Founder and past Chair of the International Young Adult March of the Living and was Co-Chair of the 2015 CJPAC Action Party. Shael was M.C. at the “We Will Not Be Silent” Rally, the largest rally against Anti-Semitism in Canadian History.

    Shael holds a degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario and a degree in Urban Planning.

  • THE PROJECT

    Tel Aviv University’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    Changing the world one discovery at a time with the Next Big Idea

    Tel Aviv is a world-leading city, the capital of big ideas that creates new thrilling horizons, a hub of the Israeli Start-up economy and the home of Tel Aviv University (TAU).

    In 60 years, TAU has become a top-tier university, ranking among the world’s best. TAU offers everything you admire about Tel Aviv and Israel: forward-looking, open to the world, pluralistic, ingenuous, brave and bold. TAU harnesses Tel Aviv’s energy and creative chutzpah. The result: its students and faculty pursue out-of-the box thinking in all disciplines.

    No wonder TAU is the #1 choice among Israeli students and employers, and its graduates rank 8th in the world for founding successful companies.

    A new home for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Tel Aviv University

    Established in 2000, TAU’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a pioneering force in Israel’s nanotechnology revolution and has not only become Israel’s “Chief Nano R&D Center”, but one of the most important in the field at large.

    As a multidisciplinary research Center, its scientists are committed to advancing society by engaging in close and sustainable cooperation with industry and society.

    To date, TAU’s Nanoscience and Technology Center comprises 90 research teams that have published more than 1,700 scientific papers, registered 200 patents, and provided advanced services to over 35 industrial affiliates.

    A new, dedicated building for the Nano Center is now under construction. The Roman Abramovich Building for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology building will galvanize TAU’s nano research community, reinforce multidisciplinary research and technological innovation, intensify industry collaboration and create new connections between the scientific world and society at large.

  • SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Join us in ensuring that state-of-the-art science continues to shape technological and economic progress in Israel to advance all of humanity.

    Major Donors and sponsors are eligible for a charitable donation receipt, up to the maximum allowed by CRA and, ($10,000+) will be recognized on-site at the Abramovich Building for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. All Sponsors will receive recognition in a thank you ad following the event.

    Download the Sponsorship form

    • Founder - $100,000

      Founder - $100,000

      The Presenting sponsor will have a unique opportunity to permanently link their company/family name to this world-renowned nanoscience centre.


      • Three tables of ten (premium location)
      • 30 tickets to VIP reception
      • Logo on cover of tribute book
      • Verbal recognition from stage
      • Presenting sponsor banner at venue
      • Prominent recognition on screens at the main stage
      • One full-page, colour ad on inside front or back cover or back of back cover
      • One full-page colour ad
      • Logo or name on all marketing and advertising includes step and repeat signage, media ads, invitations, website, logo loop, social media posts, event signage, verbal recognition
      • Black car service to and from venue for the table owner
      • VIP Invitation to Tel Aviv University ‘s Board of Governors (owner of table)
      • On site TAU recognition
      • 15 valet parking passes
      • Opportunity to appear in tribute video
      • Two dedicated social media posts on all CFTAU platforms promoting support of the gala – message to be jointly agreed upon
    • Governor - $72,000

      Governor - $72,000

      • Two tables of ten (premium location)
      • 20 tickets to VIP reception
      • Prominent recognition on screens beside the main stage
      • Verbal recognition from stage
      • Two full-page colour ads in tribute book (one personal; one corporate)
      • VIP Invitation to Tel Aviv University’s Board of Governors (owner of table)
      • On site TAU recognition (as supported by…)
      • Logo or name on all marketing and advertising includes step and repeat signage, media ads, invitations, website, logo loop, social media posts, event signage, verbal recognition
      • 10 valet parking passes
      • One dedicated social media post on all CFTAU platforms promoting support of the gala – messaging to be jointly agreed upon
      • Dedicated email to all CFTAU donors (must be relevant/related to your support of TAU)
    • Visionary - $50,000

      Visionary - $50,000

      • Two tables of ten (premium location)
      • 10 tickets to VIP reception
      • Prominent recognition on screens beside the main stage
      • Verbal recognition from stage
      • Full-page colour ad in tribute book
      • Invitation to Tel Aviv University Board of Governors (owner of table)
      • Logo or name on all marketing and advertising includes step and repeat signage, media ads, invitations, website, logo loop, social media posts, event signage, verbal recognition
      • 5 valet parking passes
      • One dedicated social media post on CFTAU’s Facebook and Instagram promoting support of the gala on
    • Director - $ 36,000

      Director - $ 36,000

      • One table of ten (well placed)
      • 10 tickets to VIP reception
      • Recognition on screens beside the main stage
      • Full-page colour ad in tribute book
      • Logo or name on all marketing and advertising, media ads, invitations, website, logo loop, social media posts, event signage, verbal recognition
      • 2 valet parking passes
      • One dedicated social media post on CFTAU’s Facebook and Instagram promoting support of the gala on
    • Investor - $ 25,000

      Investor - $ 25,000

      • One table of ten (well placed)
      • 6 tickets to VIP reception
      • Recognition on screens beside the main stage
      • Full-page colour ad in tribute book
      • Logo or name on all marketing and advertising, media ads, invitations, website, logo loop, social media posts, event signage, verbal recognition
      • 2 valet parking passes
    • Builder - $ 18,000

      Builder - $ 18,000

      • One table of ten
      • 4 tickets to VIP reception
      • Recognition on screens beside the main stage
      • Full-page colour ad in tribute book
      • Logo or name on select marketing and advertising includes website, logo loop, event signage
      • Valet parking pass for owner of table
    • Benefactor - $ 10,000

      Benefactor - $ 10,000

      • One table of ten
      • 2 tickets to VIP reception
      • Recognition on screens beside the main stage
      • Full-page B&W ad in tribute book
      • Logo or name on select marketing and advertising includes website, logo loop, event signage
      • Valet parking pass for owner of table

    *Subject to change based on public health recommendations

    Charitable registration number: 124035643RR0001

  • ADVERTISING AND PERSONAL TRIBUTE

    Friends, family and associates often wish to pay tribute to honourees. CFTAU will produce a tribute book that will be distributed to guests of the event and will serve as an excellent keepsake. Wording for tributes and/or advertisers’ electronic files (Press quality PDF, JPG or Vector) are to accompany this purchase.

    COLOUR
    BLACK & WHITE
    Full-page $3000 Full-page $2000
    Half-page $2000 Half-page $1000
    Quarter-page $1000 Quarter-page $500

    (size of book to be determined)

    PRINT DEADLINE: August 15, 2022

    For further questions or more information, please contact
    Stephen J. Adler | Executive Director | stephen@cftau.ca
    416-787-6868 | Toll Free Number: 833-32(CFTAU)-22328

    Charitable registration number: 124035643RR0001

  • SPONSORS

  • LEADERSHIP

    HONOUREES

    Harry and Shael Rosenbaum

    EVENT CO-CHAIRS

    Sergey Petrenko

    HONOURARY CO-CHAIRS

    Jon Geist
    Brad Krawczyk
    Wayne Robbins

    ONTARIO & WESTERN CANADA BOARD

    David Altshuller, Chair
    Nathan Disenhouse, Past Chair
    Stephen Arbib, Vice Chair
    Richard Charney,
    Hon. Legal Counsel
    Larry Rich, Treasurer
    Ruben Shiffman, Secretary
    Ben Bakst
    Irving Feldman
    Galia Feiler
    Marissa Freed Shinewald
    Sonya Meloff
    Ben Rogowski
    Jay Rosenzweig
    Ryan Schnier
    Peter Slan
    Errol Tenenbaum
    Jeff Wagman
    Yair Weisblum

    Stephen J. Adler, Executive Director

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    Leo Adler
    David Altshuller
    Jeff Appleby
    Ben Bakst
    Lenny Baranek
    Peter Beglaubter
    Benny Bien
    Richard Diamond
    Nathan Disenhouse
    Jack Eliav
    Irving Feldman
    Bruce Freeman
    Richard Goldhar
    Herman Grad
    The Hon. Jerry Grafstein, Q.C.
    Lou Greenbaum
    Seymour Joffe
    Jesse Kaufman
    Stephen Kichler
    Dr. Marvin Lean
    Bruce Leboff
    Harry Lebovic
    Kyle Lichtman
    Howard Lichtman
    Jian Magen
    Leanne  Matlow
    Esther Michaels
    Daniel Olin
    Morris Perlis
    Howard Price
    Elly Reisman
    Leslie Richmond
    Craig Rimer
    Ben Rogowski
    Jeff Rubenstein
    Jonathan Samuel
    Steve Samuel
    Elliot  Samuel
    Matthew Shoychet
    Glenn Solomon
    Zanvel Stern
    Reesa Sud
    Jordan Teperman
    Ethel Weiner
    Jonathan Weiner
    Richard Wengle

For more information please contact the us at 416-787-9930 or Rosenbaum@cftau.ca

Ontario and Western Canada

3130 Bathurst Street, Suite, 214, Toronto, ON | M6A 2A1 
Phone: 416.787.9930 | Toll Free: 833.32.CFTAU (22328)
Email: toronto@cftau.ca


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