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Rami Kleinmann and actor Morgan Freeman admire CFHU’s Jake Eberts Key of Knowledge award, presented to Mr. Freeman for his philanthropic work to promote education. Menachem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, looks on. Named for the legendary late film producer, the award recognizes people who have made the world a better place through personal example.
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Rami Kleinmann spends time with Canadian athlete and advocate for people with disabilities, Rick Hansen, who received an Honourary Doctorate degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for his work to advance spinal cord research.
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Rami Kleinmann presents Charles Rose, of Ontario, Canada, with a $10,000 (CAN) prize for his winning submission to the “Searching for the Next Einstein” contest. The online challenge asks contestants for their big ideas on how to improve the world. Its inaugural launch garnered 1,600 submissions from 31 countries.
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Rami Kleinmann speaks about Hebrew University’s Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, where leading scientists from both countries are conducting cutting-edge biomedical research through a multidisciplinary approach.
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CFHU presents Oscar-winning film producer Jake Eberts with the inaugural Jake Eberts Key of Knowledge Award for his extensive dissemination of knowledge through film. The late Mr. Eberts was the visionary behind the documentary, JERUSALEM.

About Rami Kleinmann

Rami Kleinmann is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU) and founder of the Albert Einstein Foundation, Canada and Asia. He works strategically with leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors to facilitate scientific and humanitarian partnerships.

Under his leadership, CFHU has been instrumental in the creation of numerous high-profile collaborations, including: partnerships that foster joint biomedical research between top Canadian and Israeli scientists; programs that bring Hebrew University experts into under-served, Israeli neighborhoods to teach children hands-on biology, physics and chemistry; and cultural initiatives that recognize those who embody the University’s mission to promote knowledge and understanding. As founder of the Einstein Foundation Legacy Projects, Mr. Kleinmann has created comprehensive initiatives designed to recognize the greatest minds and innovators of our time. He oversees all aspects of the project’s far-reaching activities, including: the building of the Einstein Archive and Visitor Centre; the first ever 3D-printed book entitled Genius: 100 Visions of the Future; the Next Einstein Competition – an international program that encourages innovative thinkers to develop big ideas for improving the world; and Einstein 3D, an IMAX movie that captures the story of Einstein, the origin and meaning of his ideas and the promises they hold for human kind.

Mr. Kleinmann travels worldwide to help institutions build effective philanthropic partnerships. He has been published in the Jerusalem Post, Status Magazine and TheMarker. His views on fundraising have received extensive coverage in Israeli business media, as well as top international financial publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

He teaches a graduate course in non-profit management and leadership at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School and has spoken at conferences on innovation in the nonprofit sector. He is currently co-authoring a book on the art of philanthropy.

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