Mayor Ed Koch Honored at Gala Dinner by Beit Morasha of Jerusalem


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

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