OPEN UNIVERSITY OF ISRAEL
American Friends Get
New National Leader
Story by Nina Boxer
Photos by Richard Lobell
ORD Claus Moser, a member of the board of governors of the London School of Economics, has had an extraordinary career in public service in the United Kingdom. He left Germany with his parents in 1936, bound for America, but due to his father’s health they stopped in London.
He’s been there ever since, forging a distinguished life, including three years in the Royal Air Force, not to mention chief statistician under three prime ministers.
Chancellor of the Open University of Israel, Lord Moser came to New York to address the American Friends dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park.
He deplored the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. “People who never expressed anti-Semitism now feel it’s acceptable,” he said.
“I will not miss any opportunity, even in the House of Lords, to share why I feel so passionately about this threat.”
Elevated to the House of Lords two years ago, he noted that 10 percent of the members are Jews.
Irving M. Rosenbaum, longtime national chairman of the American Friends, passed the gavel to Irwin Hochberg of Rye Brook, N.Y.
American Friends vice president A. Arthur Sherman presented Women of Leadership and Vision Awards to Goldye Comisky of Cheltenham, Pa.; Helen Goldstein, Bobi Klotz and Ruth Hockley of New York, and Judge Miriam Waltzer of New Orleans.
Women of Leadership and Vision are
(l-r) Goldye Comisky, Helen Goldstein,
Ruth Hockley, Bobi Klotz and
Ingeborg Rennert, Bernice Sherman and Rita Hochberg served as tribute committee chairs. Emcee was Ken Abramowitz, managing director of the Carlyle Group.