Our big news is that the extraordinary piece of land, conservatively valued at $150 million that the City of Tel Aviv has allocated for this project, has been extended by City Council for a further three years. This will allow us more time for fundraising. Mayor Huldai personally presented the resolution to City Council and believes that a Frank Gehry-designed museum will transform Tel Aviv’s waterfront and secure its position as a world-class destination.
The European Friends of the World’s Jewish Museum met on June 13th in the offices of the Mayor of Tel Aviv (Ron Huldai) to express their support for what will become the new symbol of Israel and the Jewish People.
Present were: Yoram Cohen (head of Global Fundraising), David Wollach, Joelle Aflalo, Mayor Ron Huldai, Martine Dussault, Hila Oren (CEO, Tel Aviv Foundation), Robert Cohen Skalli, Yaron Klein and Moe Levy, (Director & Volunteer – WJM).
Also noting, following the Tel Aviv elections on October 28, 2018, Mayor Ron Huldai has been re-elected for another term. The Mayor has become more engaged with the project and he will be featuring the World’s Jewish Museum in his promotional materials for projects in the city that are a priority for him.