WEST HARTFORD — Rabbi Professor Daniel Hershkowitz, Israel’s minister of science and technology will deliver a lecture on “Israel: Science and Technology Power” at Beth David Synagogue in West Hartford on Monday, Dec. 26. Hershkowitz’ talk is part of a memorial tribute celebrating the life of Dr. Michael Neumann z”l of West Hartford who died suddently on April 21. The evening is sponsored by the Development Corporation for Israel/State of Israel Bonds and Beth David Synagogue in West Hartford.
Neumann, the Stuart and Joan Sidney Professor of Mathematics and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut, was internationally known and recognized for his research in numerical linear algebra, matrix theory and linear algebra, and numerical analysis. Born in Jerusalem, Neumann was long active at Beth David Synagogue.
An Israeli politician, mathematician, and rabbi, Hershkowitz was elected in 2009 to the Knesset as the leader of the Jewish Home. In his role as minister, he is responsible for defining national policy on issues related to science and technology in Israel, and promoting scientific and technological research, infrastructure, and special projects.
A dairy dessert will be served following Hershkowitz’s lecture. The evening is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary. Beth David Synagogue is located at 20 Dover Rd.
For more information, call Barbara Starr at (860) 236-4523 or email Barbara.Starr@israel bonds.com.
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