Friends, family, and supporters attended an American Technion Society celebration at Montammy Golf Club on July 14 to honor Norman Seiden of Tenafly and Israeli hero and statesman Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Horev.
The two men, who have known each other for decades, were recognized for their tireless efforts and dedication and for their central roles in the advancement of innovation at the Technion, in the State of Israel, and in the world.
The evening also was a celebration of the ATS’ 75th anniversary; Mr. Seiden’s parents had been at the inaugural ATS dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1940.
Guests included the extended Seiden family, including Mr. Seiden’s sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Sharon and Mark and Diane; his daughter, Pearl, and a grandson, Sam. The crowd also included Stanley Shirvan and David Rosenblatt of Tenafly; Diane Oshin, who grew up in Tenafly, and her mother, Carol, who still lives there; Ira and Shelley Taub of Alpine, Judy Taub Gold of Cresskill, and Marilyn Taub of Tenafly; ATS executive vice president Jeff Richard, and several members of the northern New Jersey Jewish community.
Together with his late wife, Barbara, Mr. Seiden has made many contributions to the Technion, ATS, Israel, and the New Jersey Jewish community at-large. He is the honorary chair of the Technion Guardians (a designation reserved for those who have reached the highest level of support for the Technion), a member of the ATS New York Metropolitan Region board, and vice chair of the Technion Board of Governors. He received an honorary fellowship in 1979, an honorary doctorate in 1986, and the Distinguished Technion Medal in 1991. In his local Jewish community, he serves on the boards and executive committees of organizations including the Arnold P. Gold and Russell Berrie foundations, the Jewish Home Family, and the Kaplan JCC on the Palisades.
General Horev spoke about Israel and the Technion. One of Israel’s most celebrated soldiers, scholars, business leaders and statesmen, he is counted among the group of heroes responsible for securing Israel’s statehood and survival. General Horev also is a former Technion president, chair of the board of Rafael Ltd., and the director of Beit Shemesh Engines Ltd., the Dan Hotels Corp., and Elscint Ltd.