Bronfman Award presented and new scholarship fund introduced
WINNIPEG, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem (CFHU) honoured human rights advocate and
lawyer Mr. Yude M. Henteleff, C.M., Q.C., LL.D. (Hon.) on April 30 at a
reception at The Fort Garry Hotel. Proceeds from the evening will
benefit the newly established Yude Henteleff Mishpatim Scholarship
fund, a recent initiative of the CFHU. The Mishpatim Law Program is a
new educational partnership between the University of Manitoba and the
Mr. Henteleff was recognized for his outstanding dedication to community
service. For over 40 years, Mr. Henteleff has made significant
contributions to both Canada and Israel as a champion of human rights,
democracy, the environment, and individuals with special needs.
Ms. Faith Kaplan, President of the Winnipeg Chapter, CFHU, presented Mr.
Henteleff with the Bronfman Award for Meritorious Service.
Internationally renowned designer of the new Canadian Museum of Human
Rights, Mr. Ralph Appelbaum, delivered the keynote address, while local
jazz great Ron Paley and his jazz trio performed during the evening.
Ms. Gail Asper and Mrs. Dee Buchwald were Honorary Co-Chairs.
"I am so very honoured to receive this award," said Mr. Henteleff. "The
efforts by both the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and by CFHU to
establish mutually nourishing relationships with a variety of
organizations across Canada have created a climate of understanding,
mutual respect and sharing. This is of enormous benefit to both
countries. This scholarship fund can only help to keep this effort
"We are thrilled to recognize the achievements of Mr. Henteleff," said
Ms. Kaplan. "His contributions are so wide-reaching, it seemed only
fitting that we would create the Mishpatim Scholarship Fund in his
name. Mr. Henteleff's interest in championing law, human rights, and
democracy in Israel and Canada mirrors the fundamental goals of the
Mishpatim Program. The Fund will ensure the future participation of law
students in this program for years to come."
About Mr. Yude M. Henteleff
Yude Henteleff is a founding partner and senior counsel of the legal
firm of Pitblado LLP. He is a Past Chair of the CFHU Winnipeg Chapter,
Vice-President Board of Directors of the CFHU, and Associate Governor
of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is
currently affiliated with the Canadian Lawyers for International Human
Rights (CLAIHR) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). At
CMHR, he is a member of the Campaign Cabinet, Past Chair of the Content
Advisory Committee, and member of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.
About the Mishpatim Program
Created in 2011 by Dr. Bryan Schwartz, the Mishpatim Program provides
law students from the University of Manitoba with the opportunity to
travel to the Hebrew University in Israel for an intensive 3-week
program allowing students to experience the country's legal system, its
unique history, and its social issues.
About the Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Canadian philanthropist Allan Bronfman founded the Canadian Friends of
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU) in 1944 to proactively seek
out and broker academic and applied medical and scientific research
partnerships between Canada and Israel for the benefit of all. A
national not-for-profit organization with chapters across Canada, CFHU
creates platforms to stimulate and share new ideas between the leading
minds of both countries on a global scale, while supporting this
exchange through fundraising and public awareness campaigns. In
addition, CFHU establishes scholarships and recruits Canadian students
to attend the Rothberg International School. For more information,
please visit: www.cfhu.org.
About Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1925, is Israel's first
university. The university's founders, including: Albert Einstein, and
Sigmund Freud, were leaders, thinkers and humanitarians whose genius
inspired their vision of a great university that would have no limits
or borders. Ranked as one of the world's leading research universities,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem's faculty and researchers are at the
forefront of the international scientific and academic communities.
Many top prizes and awards have been won by its graduates and faculty
including eight Nobel Prizes and the Fields Medal in Mathematics. The
Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a pluralistic institution where
science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind in an
atmosphere free of discrimination and prejudice. For more information,
please visit: www.huji.ac.il/huji/eng/.
SOURCE Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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