ASUH in the News – The Sun Sentinel

From the January 26, 2011 edition of The Sun Sentinel:

Philanthropists Madeline and Eugene Pargh recently hosted a cocktail reception for 50 guests at their Boca Raton home on Jan. 9 in support of the Southeast Region of the American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH)…

ASUH | Pargh ReceptionASUH Executive Director Fran Ginsburg welcomed guests and spoke about the internationally renowned work of the University of Haifa researchers and scholars. The university recently escaped damage but there was loss of life during the recent forest fires on Mount Carmel, site of the university campus. The university has launched a $10 million appeal to prevent future loss of life and damage.

L-R: ASUH Executive Director Fran Ginsburg, Professor Amatzia Baram, Madeline Pargh, Eugene Pargh (event hosts).

The highlight of the event was a private briefing and update, “The Future of Iraq: Bracing for the U.S. Drawdown and the Impact on America” by Dr. Amatzia Baram, a professor of Middle Eastern history and director of the Center for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa. Dr Bram had spoken at Temple Emmanu-El Palm Beach and Temple Emanu-El, Miami Beach several days earlier. An internationally recognized authority on Iraq, best known for testifying before the U.S. government about Saddam Hussein in September 2002, Professor Baram recently appeared in the documentary “No End in Sight.” He is currently on sabbatical as a Goldman Chair Professor at Georgetown University.

The highlight of the event was a private briefing and update, “The Future of Iraq: Bracing for the U.S. Drawdown and the Impact on America” by Dr. Amatzia Baram, a professor of Middle Eastern history and director of the Center for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa. Dr Bram had spoken at Temple Emmanu-El Palm Beach and Temple Emanu-El, Miami Beach several days earlier. An internationally recognized authority on Iraq, best known for testifying before the U.S. government about Saddam Hussein in September 2002, Professor Baram recently appeared in the documentary “No End in Sight.” He is currently on sabbatical as a Goldman Chair Professor at Georgetown University.

ASUH | Pargh ReceptionEvent committee members were Barbara and Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, Phyllis and Gerry Golden, Elyssa and Barry Kupferberg, Jan Silverman and Jerry Engerman, Yehudit and Herman Swartz, Elaine and Howard Trachtenberg, and Shelley and Barry Yeckes.

For more information about getting involved with ASUH in Florida, contact Linda Slavin, Southeast Region Director at 954-344-6604 or lslavin@asuh.org. For more pictures from the January 9th event,

Pictured at right, from L-R: Prof. Baram, Phyllis and Gerry Golden

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