Center for Jewish History is now the largest repository of Jewish history and experience outside of the State of Israel, preserving, protecting and presenting more than 500,000 books and 100 million documents.

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2011

Winnick Hall, the principal art gallery for Yeshiva University Museum which is located at Manhattan’s Center for Jewish History, is now providing a rare look at selected Jewish history treasures, gathered from collections of the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The exhibit, entitled “Zero to Ten,” continues through May 29 and honors the tenth anniversary of the Center for Jewish History. The Center is now the largest repository of Jewish history and experience outside of the State of Israel, preserving, protecting and presenting more than 500,000 books and 100 million documents and including pieces of art, textiles, ritual objects, as well as music, films and photographs.

Gary Winnick said: “My family and I are delighted to provide a venue for this extraordinary exhibition. The items on exhibit now are just a small part of the Center’s vast collection, but sufficient to illuminate and celebrate the rich history of Judaism to the diverse and international audiences that pass through the Center.”

The treasures on display include:

  • A Torah scroll belonging to the Baal Shem Tov (1700-1760), founder of Hassidism. This Torah features lines written in his own hand.
  • “Dutch Masters in the Rose Room “ by Larry Rivers (1997) (born Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg). This is a playful oil and canvas work based on a conflation of the iconic Dutch Masters cigar box and a Rembrandt group portrait, among other popular and art historical motifs.
  • “The Trial of the Jews of Trent,” 1478-1479, ink, gouache and gold on paper. Written for the first Duke of Würtemberg, Eberhardt I, and bearing his arms, this is the only known German copy of the records of the Trials of the Jews of Trent, falsely accused of the ritual murder of a young Christian boy named Simon in 1475.

The “Zero to Ten” exhibit is curated by the Yeshiva University Museum and organized by the Center for Jewish History. Principal funding for the exhibit was provided by The David Berg Foundation, with additional support from the Kumble Cultural Fund, the Selz Family Cultural Fund and the Slovin Foundation. The Winnick Hall gallery was established with a grant from the Winnick Family Foundation.

About the Winnick Family Foundation

The Winnick Family Foundation encourages project-specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations. There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York – or for those having an international component.

Foundation naming grants include:

  • Winnick Family Clinical Research Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Winnick House at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Arnold S. Winnick Student Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem
  • Winnick Children’s Zoo in Los Angeles
  • Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Winnick Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Arnold & Blanche Winnick Popular Library and Karen Winnick Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Winnick Hillel House at Syracuse University
  • Winnick Board Room at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Winnick Winners Mentoring Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Winnick Fellows at UCLA School of Medicine
  • Winnick Gallery at Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History

Karen and Gary Winnick and the Foundation have endowed university and high school literacy and scholarship programs at Brown University, at Mrs. Winnick’s alma mater Syracuse University, and at Gary Winnick’s alma mater, Long Island University.

They have also funded the transformation of the on-campus C.W. Post mansion administrative center – renamed Winnick House – as well as the main cafeteria which is now named in honor of Mr. Winnick’s late father.

In California, the Foundation has supported educational programs at the California Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Zoo, L.A.’s Best Afterschool Program, the Wonder of Reading, the Fulfillment Fund and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center.

Among the many other Foundation grantees are the Special Olympics, The Center for Jewish History, Children’s Scholarship Fund, Partnership for Better Schools, Teach for America, The Gettysburg Foundation, The National Parks Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, The Los Angeles Police Foundation, Shoah Foundation, and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

The Foundation also supports charities operating outside the United States, including the International Medical Corps, Flora and Fauna, World Wildlife Fund, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Israel Museum, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Zoo, Heifer International and the Bloomfield Science Museum at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. For more information on the Foundation and its work, visit http://www.winnickfamilyfoundation.com on the Web.

Four Winnick Scholars presented findings from their cutting-edge clinical work in the biomedical science at this event, which was made possible by a partial grant from Winnick Family Foundation.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) — February 10, 2011 – The Winnick Family Foundation Clinical Research Center in Los Angeles was lauded at a recent special event, hosted by the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The Winnick Clinical Research Center was funded by a $5-million endowment gift from the Winnick Family Foundation as well as from a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The center provides seed money each year to four Winnick Scholars – leading research scientists on the Cedars-Sinai staff who are doing cutting-edge clinical work in the biomedical sciences. The event featured presentations by each of four current Winnick Scholars.

Dr. Shlomo Melmed, MD, Dean of Medical Faculty at Cedars-Sinai, said, “We are delighted to welcome Gary and Karen Winnick to this series of presentations so that they can see the remarkable results of their investment and their trust in our research effort. Gary, of course, is not only involved financially but brings to our hospital community a wonderful, probing intellectual curiosity, always seeking to discover the practical application of this important work. Thankfully, breakthroughs in medical knowledge and discoveries result from the research of our Winnick Scholars each year.”

Gary Winnick told the hospital’s Board of Governors and senior members of its medical staff: “The research presented this afternoon confirms our belief that this clinical research center is attracting and funding the very finest medical talent at Cedars-Sinai. Under the wise guidance of Dr. Melmed, this research is producing world-class scholarship and effective results that are meaningful for clinical colleagues who are fighting disease and extending lives today. Karen and I are proud to play a small, leveraging role in the bigger picture of discovery and progress at Cedars-Sinai.”

Added Dr. Melmed: “The research done by the Winnick Family Foundation Clinical Research Center absolutely stands up with the work produced by any major biomedical research center in the world, confirmed by the additional national and international grants our Winnick scholars attract every year.”

Here are the 2011 Winnick Scholars and their presentation topics:

  • Dr. Mark O. Goodarzi: Genetics of insulin clearance in diabetes and advances in polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Dr. Stanley C. Jordan: Desensitization protocols in kidney transplantation.
  • Dr. Hyung Lee Kim: Immunotherapy in renal cell carcinoma.
  • Dr. Julia Y. Ljubimova: Tumor delivery of polymalic acid.

About the Winnick Family Foundation

The Winnick Family Foundation encourages project-specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations. There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York – or for those having an international component.

Foundation naming grants include:

  • Winnick Family Clinical Research Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Winnick House at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Arnold S. Winnick Student Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem
  • Winnick Children’s Zoo in Los Angeles
  • Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Winnick Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Arnold & Blanche Winnick Popular Library and Karen Winnick Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Winnick Hillel House at Syracuse University
  • Winnick Board Room at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Winnick Winners Mentoring Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Winnick Fellows at UCLA School of Medicine
  • Winnick Gallery at Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History

Karen and Gary Winnick and the Foundation have endowed university and high school literacy and scholarship programs at Brown University, at Mrs. Winnick’s alma mater Syracuse University, and at Gary Winnick’s alma mater, Long Island University.

They have also funded the transformation of the on-campus C.W. Post mansion administrative center – renamed Winnick House – as well as the main cafeteria which is now named in honor of Mr. Winnick’s late father.

In California, the Foundation has supported educational programs at the California Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Zoo, L.A.’s Best Afterschool Program, the Wonder of Reading, the Fulfillment Fund and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center.

Among the many other Foundation grantees are the Special Olympics, The Center for Jewish History, Children’s Scholarship Fund, Partnership for Better Schools, Teach for America, The Gettysburg Foundation, The National Parks Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, The Los Angeles Police Foundation, Shoah Foundation, and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

The Foundation also supports charities operating outside the United States, including the International Medical Corps, Flora and Fauna, World Wildlife Fund, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Israel Museum, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Zoo, Heifer International and the Bloomfield Science Museum at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. For more information on the Foundation and its work, visit http://www.winnickfamilyfoundation.com on the Web.

iCrete, now an SAP partner with an SAP-certified solution, provides customers instant intra-business communications and real-time, streamlined access to plant data

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2011 — iCrete© LLC today announced its iCrete Link™ 2.0 has been certified by SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) as “powered by SAP NetWeaver®.” Through the integration with SAP® applications, the iCrete Link gives producers of concrete and construction materials quick and cost-effective access to critical data, empowering them to enhance intra-business communications, streamline manufacturing processes, and monitor production in real time. Furthermore, iCrete has strengthened its relationship with SAP by joining the SAP PartnerEdge™ program as an SAP software solution partner.

Said Bernie Benson, CEO of iCrete: “SAP has a strong footprint in the cement and concrete industry, the same industry that iCrete serves. Hence, many of our customers are also SAP customers. With this integration certification and partnership, iCrete is now able to help producers further maximize ERP system investments by connecting to their manufacturing assets in an elegant and cost-effective manner.”

The iCrete Link is a proprietary data-integration platform that enables a selection of innovative business applications for the concrete and construction material industry worldwide. It complements iCrete’s original patented concrete mix design technology.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that the iCrete Link 2.0 can effectively and reliably provide real-time operating data to the SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) application via the SAP NetWeaver composite application-manufacturing integration scenario (NW-CA-MFG 1.0).

By integrating plant-level data made available by the iCrete Link with SAP MII, producers can access the many remote and isolated information silos that limit manufacturing efficiency in the concrete and construction material industry vertical.

“iCrete Link integrated with SAP MII delivers an elegant but robust set of solutions for data integration,” said Adam Winnick, President of iCrete. “This will help concrete and construction material producers better respond and adapt to a rapidly changing economic environment, to the continuing vertical integration and consolidation of the industry, and to growth opportunities in modernizing and emerging nations.”

As a result of the certified integration announced today, customers of iCrete using the iCrete Link together with SAP MII are now able to share real-time production and performance data with popular ERP applications to facilitate activities as fundamental as inventory management and as pressing as carbon auditing.

The iCrete Link solution also enables vendor-managed inventory programs, which, while in high demand, have seen slow adoption due to a reliance on expensive and customized hardware solutions often difficult to implement.

In addition, as an SAP software solutions partner in SAP PartnerEdge, iCrete works closely with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of its solutions with SAP software. Integrated partner applications extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results.

About iCrete

iCrete is a provider of advanced technology solutions that enable the global concrete and construction industry to harness the value of real-time communications. iCrete helps customers leverage resulting information networks to elevate their businesses to a new standard of profitability, performance, and environmental stewardship.

iCrete cloud-based software tools and solutions help concrete and construction material producers integrate plant operations with the rest of the enterprise and powerful applications to optimize and automate key business processes. iCrete mix designs improve the performance, efficiency, and sustainability of poured concrete. Our mix designs have been used on some of the world’s most challenging and demanding construction projects including 1 World Trade Center and Beekman Tower in Manhattan.

For more details, visit iCrete at http://www.icrete.com on the Web.

iCrete Link and all iCrete logos are a trademark of iCrete LLC. SAP, SAP NetWeaver, PartnerEdge and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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