Chicago native Joel S. Rothman, National President of the American Technion Society
(ATS), dedicated the Jeri and Joel S. Rothman Family Seminar Room with his wife, Jeri,
and two sons, Michael and Ben, at the June 2010 Board of Governors meeting. Prof.
Ehud Behar, director of the Asher Space Research Institute (ASRI), noted that Chicago
is the biggest contributor to ASRI.
Joel said that his journey with the ATS to Technion began some 25 years ago. “This
week is an exceptional milestone… I share my gratitude and affection, with those who
befriended Jeri and I … the ‘Chicago Mafia’ all made us welcome and feel at home.”
Jeri said, “Technion has become our family in Israel.”
(l-r) Prof. Ehud Behar, Michael, Joel, Jeri
and Ben Rothman, and Prof. Peretz Lavie at
Technion’s Asher Space Research Institute