Bay AreaAmerican Friends of Tel Aviv University (415) 246-7411 [email protected] www.aftau.org Director, Northern California Carolyn Bell Steinberg Tau, the ancient Semitic symbol, embodies this university’s most basic precepts of higher learning; it signifies reaching out to the four corners of the universe, a quest to explore and understand everything within everything. Since its founding in 1956, the university has become a world-renowned international center for study and learning, research and innovation. It embraces students of all religions and ethnicities from across Israel, and international students from the Americas, Australia, India, China and elsewhere. It epitomizes Judaism’s and Israel’s highest values — education and democracy. American Friends of Tel Aviv University enthusiastically and industriously pursues the advancement of the university in the United States: raising money, awareness and influence through international alliances that are vital to the future of this already impressive institution.