AFTAU joins six other friends of Israeli university organizations in a springtime celebration of Israel in New York
Thousands of New Yorkers lined the streets of midtown Manhattan on Sunday, June 3, to cheer and celebrate the state of Israel during the annual Celebrate Israel parade, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York — and American Friends of Tel Aviv University was proud to be there.
Representatives from AFTAU and six other friends organizations, including AFTAU CFO Ari Wein, proudly rode on a float recognizing "Israel's Institutions of Higher Education" under a sunny New York sky. With "The Future is Now!" emblazoned on its side, the float joined other festive parade presentations as they coasted up New York's famed Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Street.
The theme of this year's parade was "Israel Branches Out." Marchers and participants shared their interpretations of this theme as it related to the continuing growth and expansion of the Israeli spirit around the world — including expanding its future in the groves of academe.