On November 9, 2017 Israel Bonds New York held its annual Real Estate and Allied Divisions Luncheon. The event, which has been ongoing for over 50 years, took place at The Pierre Hotel and was attended by an audience of over 600 people. This year’s honorees were Andrew W. Albstein, managing partner at Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP, and Peter S. Kalikow, president of H.J. Kalikow & Co., LLC. Albstein and Kalikow were awarded the Israel Peace Medal Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively.
Luncheon keynote speaker was New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who told his audience, “Israel bonds are a mainstay of our investment portfolio,” noting the state currently holds $130 million in Israel bonds.
Gary Jacob of Glenwood Management and Michael R. Stoler of Madison Realty Capital, made the award presentations. Jacob serves as chairman of the Israel Bonds Greater New York Leadership Council, and Stoler is real estate campaign chairman. Fifty-one million dollars in Israel bond investments and indications to invest were announced at the event.
Israel Bonds VP for Sales Stuart Garawitz (right) greets New York State Comptroller
Tom DiNapoli, who told luncheon attendees, “Israel bonds are a mainstay of our investment portfolio”
(From right) Campaign Chairman Michael Stoler and Greater New York Leadership Council
Chairman Gary Jacob present Andrew W. Albstein, managing partner at
Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP, with the Israel Peace Medal. Debrah Lee Charatan
gave introductory remarks
(From right) Greater New York Leadership Council Chairman Gary Jacob and
Campaign Chairman Michael Stoler present Peter S. Kalikow, president of
H.J. Kalikow & Co., LLC, with the Lifetime Achievement Award
(All photos: Shahar Azran)