The American Friends of Beit Morasha of Jerusalem honored former Mayor Ed Koch at a dinner held on January 25th at Guastavino’s, the extraordinary space under the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on East 59th Street. The Robert M. Beren College of Beit Morasha announced the establishment of the Edward I. Koch Center for Public Policy and Jewish Ethics.
A crowd of over 200 people gathered with special presentations by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Minister Moshe Yaalon, Israel’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Strategic Affairs, and Benjamin Patton, grandson of General George Patton.
Pat Thaler and Mayor Ed Koch
Benjamin Patton, Laurie Beckelman and Linda Lipman
Jim Capalino and Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Guastavino's.
Jim Capalino and Pat Thaler
Laurie Beckelman, Jim Capalino, Lee Botnick and Seth Botnick
Laurie Beckelman and Paul Wimpfheimer
Mark Thompson, Frank Lupo and Travis Terry
Melvin Salberg, Professor Benjamin Ish-Shalom and Mayor Ed Koch
Nahum Twersky, Melvin Salberg and Lee Botnick
Pat Thaler, Andy Groveman, Jan Groveman and Jim Capalino
Greta Wimpfheimer, Felix Wimpfheimer, Jim Capalino and Lee Botnick
Benjamin Patton, Mayor Ed Koch, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon, Benjamin Ish-Shalom and Melvin Salberg
Amy Beren Bressman, Mayor Ed Koch, Benjamin Patton and Benjamin Ish-Shalom at Guastavino's