Israel Bonds honors Martin Belsky Sept. 15

Israel Bonds will host a tribute event honoring Martin H. Belsky at a dessert reception on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 pm, at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, 750 White Pond Drive. Israel Bonds takes great pride in honoring Martin H. Belsky for his leadership and dedication to the community, Jewish life, and Israel.

The guest speaker will be Alon Ben-Gurion, grandson of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister and founder of the Israel Bonds organization. Honorary Chairs are Julie and Randy Katz and Sharon and Marc Merklin.

Martin H. Belsky was named the Randolph Baxter Professor of Law in 2008 at the University of Akron School of Law and was formerly dean of the law school.

Marty began his legal career as a prosecutor in Philadelphia. He served both as counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives and as chief counsel to the Special House Committee on the Outer Continental Shelf. He served first as deputy general counsel and then assistant administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Marty began his academic career as associate professor of law and director of the multi-disciplinary Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida. He served as professor, dean, and president at Albany Law School, then served as professor and dean at the University of Tulsa College of Law.

In the Jewish community, Marty is a member of the Akron Jewish Community Board; chair of the Akron Jewish Community Relations Committee; board member of Congregation Beth El; advisor to University of Akron Hillel; former chair and present board member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/ West Virginia Region of the Anti-Defamation League; board member and former president of Ohio Jewish Communities; and board member and former vicechair of the Jewish Council on Public Affairs.

Marty serves as a board member and president-elect of Project Grad; board member of the Akron Bar Association Executive Committee, former chair of the Akron Bar’s Diversity Committee and former board member, Akron Bar Foundation; former chair of the National Advisory Committee and former vice president of the Executive Committee of the American Judicature Society.

A graduate of Temple University and Columbia University School of Law, Marty has graduate diplomas from The Hague Academy of International Law and Cambridge University. He is married to Law Professor Emeritus Kathleen Waits. They have two children and two grandchildren.

There is a charge for the event. Please call 216-454- 0180 for reservations.

Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds ranks among Israel’s most valued economic and strategic resources, with a record of proven success spanning nearly 70 years. Praised for its dependability, the Bonds organization has helped build every sector of Israel’s economy.

Partnering in Israel’s success story through investment in Israel bonds is global in scope. Worldwide sales have exceeded $43 billion since the first bonds were issued in 1951.

Proceeds from the sale of Israel bonds have played a decisive role in Israel’s rapid evolution into a groundbreaking, global leader in high-tech, greentech, and biotech.