American Friends of Rabin Medical Center Honors Mitchell Moinian, Gary Jacob, Dr Anthony Fauci With Yitzhak Rabin Leadership Awards

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 10, 2022--

American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC) is pleased to announce it has honored The Moinian Group Principal Mitchell Moinian with the Yitzhak Rabin Philanthropic Leadership Award at the AFRMC 22 nd Annual Gala . Held Monday, November 7, 2022, at The Plaza Hotel to support AFRMC and saving lives in Israel at Rabin Medical Center , Moinian was joined by Glenwood Management EVP Gary Jacob , who was honored with the Yitzhak Rabin Lifetime Real Estate Leadership Award , and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci , Chief Medical Advisor to seven presidents of the United States, who was honored with the Yitzhak Rabin Lifetime Medical Achievement Award , and spoke about Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy and the importance of medical research.

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Front: Mitchell Moinian, Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson (Emcee of the event), Cathy Jacob, Wendy Siegel, AFRMC Exec. Dir. Joshua Plaut, Howard Swarzman Back: Ron Cohen, Gary Jacob, Michelle Swarzman (Photo: Business Wire)

Moinian and Jacobs were honored for their, “outstanding and expert leadership in their fields and for being trusted partners, loyal friends, and exemplary philanthropists.”

Gala Master of Ceremonies Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, VP News Programming, Nickelodeon, and Executive Producer, Nick News opened the evening, welcoming guests, friends, and Honorees, then brought onstage Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO of RXR Realty and Chair of AFRMC’s Honorary Board who introduced Dr. Fauci. After dinner, Fried Frank Chairman of Real Estate Jonathan Mechanic took the stage to present the award to Mitchell Moinian. Wendy Siegel presented the award to Gary Jacob.

“The hospital has always been prideful of their interfaith spirit treating and employing Israel’s population with very open arms,” Mitchell Moinian said during the event. “Even on many occasions entering and receiving patients from Palestinian controlled territories. And through this collaborative spirit the hospital constantly accomplishes countless medical phenomena, solutions, and discoveries. This, folks, to me, is a manifestation, and a literally living breathing model, for how Israel can be as a nation. Supporting people from different walks of life to work together all in the name of humankind and its well-being.”

Gary Jacob elaborated, “It is because of [Rabin Medical Center’s] global accord and ‘Bridge to Peace’ philosophy that I am honored to be recognized by the American Friends of Rabin tonight. In the face of adversity, terrorism, or global pandemics, Rabin Medical Center continues to be a pillar of strength fulfilling Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy of peaceful coexistence, with accessible healthcare for all as its pursuit.”

“Yitzhak Rabin was an extraordinary individual,” Dr. Fauci said. “I greatly admired him as a visionary and a principled leader. He was meticulously strategic yet unafraid to be bold; he was genuine and respectful; he was honest, and he believed in peaceful coexistence.” He added that as the U.S. nears a third year of contending with the transformational COVID-19 pandemic that has killed millions around the world, and with an increasing mistrust in science despite overwhelming facts and evidence, we must remind ourselves, “the common enemy is not each other; it’s the virus.”

In addition to Jonathan Mechanic and Scott Rechler, Gala Chairs included Robert J. Ivanhoe, Jeffrey Levine, and A. Mitti Liebersohn. Co-Chairs included Andrea Himmel, David Himmel, and Harrison Sitomer. Other attendees included SL Green Chairman & CEO Marc Holiday, Cushman & Wakefield Chairman of Global Brokerage Bruce Mosler, as well as executives from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Savills, Crown Acquisitions, and others.

Previous AFRMC award winners include Stanley Fischer, Nava Barak, Stephen Siegel, Peter Riguardi, Stanley Chera, Cardinal Dolan, Scott Rechler, Robert Ivanhoe, and Jonathan Mechanic, among other notable industry leaders.

AFRMC’s Executive Director Rabbi Joshua Plaut closed the evening by announcing the naming of two Rabin Medical Exchange Fellowships in honor of Mitchell Moinian and Gary Jacob at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center. “I thank you all for being a part of this American-Israeli partnership, as exemplified by the Rabin Medical Center. As a bridge to peace, American Friends of Rabin Medical Center helps to fund Israel’s premier hospital Rabin Medical Center, which bears Yitzhak Rabin’s name and honors the late Prime Minister’s vision of peace and regional economic prosperity.”

As Mitchell Moinian concluded, “I hope this evening will create more understanding and knowledge of how we can help others while advancing ourselves as people and as a global community.”

About American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC)

American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization that was established in 1995. Through a variety of programs and fundraisers across the United States, the funds raised by American Friends of Rabin Medical Center benefit AFRMC in furtherance of its mission to fund charitable, educational and scientific purposes at Rabin Medical Center. A portion of all funds raised are used for AFRMC operations. Israel’s Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah, named after former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, is the pride of Israel, serving the needs of one million patients annually without regard to ethnicity, nationality or religion.

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