L-R: Oren Heiman, Shaya Boymelgreen, Michael Shvo
American Friends of Rabin Medical Center and the New Circle Committee members hosted a fun-filled evening for Israeli professionals in real estate and finance on March 23, 2006 at the prestigious new 20 Pine Street building, referred to as "The Collection." The building itself, where this event was held, was itself an example of the Israeli influence on American real estate because it was a project that converted a bank into residential condominiums and was designed by Armani Casa, developed by Leviev-Boymelgreen, and marketed by Shvo Concepts. Leading Israeli developers, including Shaya Boymelgreen, greeted the guests while Ofer Yardeni and Moshe Azogui mixed with the participants. Over 400 people attended the event, which will be the first of several programs established by the New Circle of American Friends of Rabin Medical Center. Oren Heiman and Michael Shvo made presentations on the success of Israeli real estate and finance in the United States in 2005 and speculated on the future for Israel in this industry. The atmosphere was congenial and informative, with the presence of an open bar, a light dinner, and Israeli music playing in the background.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot was released from Rabin Medical Center on Saturday [Jan. 21], after doctors removed a cancerous growth from his prostate earlier this week, the army said.