The Ithaca Area Jewish community gathered for a special Celebration of Innovation on Sunday, April
21, 2013. More than 150 people attended the afternoon event that was open to the public and held at
Cornell University’s Bio-technology Building Auditorium. It celebrated the innovative spirit of Israel as
the community learned first-hand of Israel's contribution to the pacesetting partnership between the
City of New York, the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, and Cornell University.
The event was organized by the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community’s (IAUJC) volunteer Program
Chair, Marjorie Hoffman, as a way to foster awareness of Israel today, bring people together and
increase a sense of community. It was an opportunity to focus on Israel in an informative and exciting
way—especially when the daily headlines often bring news of strife ...