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Howard and Hope Morry

Professor Alan M. Dershowitz

Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will Hold Gala Dinner honouring Hope & Howard Morry with guest speaker Alan Dershowitz

April 1, 2019

Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (CABGU), Manitoba chapter, is delighted to announce a Gala Dinner honouring Hope and Howard Morry and featuring Guest Speaker Professor Alan Dershowitz.
The event will take place at the RBC Convention Centre on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Co-chairs are Jeff Norton and Larry Vickar and the Honorary Patrons are Gail Asper, Marjorie Blankstein and Phil Fontaine. The evening will be hosted by Chuck LaFlèche and moderated by Jack London.
Howard and Hope Morry are a living example that two hearts are better than one.
Hope has played a leadership role in fundraising in Winnipeg’s Jewish community and has served on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, Hadassah-WIZO, the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (Winnipeg Chapter), the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Manitoba Opera. She has chaired some of the most successful events in Winnipeg history, and has been honoured by a number of organizations, including State of Israel Bonds, which recognized her with its Aliyah Award on Israel's 50th anniversary.
Howard has also volunteered extensively in Winnipeg and nationally. His many affiliations include: youngest President in the history of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, founding member of the Arab-Jewish Dialogue, two-time Co-Chair of Combined Jewish Appeal's annual campaign, regional President of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.  Howard has also been involved with State of Israel Bonds, JNF, Hadassah-WIZO, the Jewish Heritage Centre, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, UIA Federations Canada and the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba. In 2011, he was awarded The Max and Mollie Shore Award for his Jewish community work.
Professionally, Howard is a respected lawyer who has been recognized by his peers across Canada, with Martindale Hubbell's “AV,” the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. With expertise in tax and estate planning, he has held leadership positions in the field. Howard is proud to have made a significant contribution to the advancement of aboriginal leadership in the Canadian business community, and served for 25 years on the national Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
He has also been a prolific writer - after an early stint with his own column in the Winnipeg Tribune he has contributed to numerous tax and financial journals across Canada. Howard was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his volunteer leadership and professional accomplishments.
In Hope and Howard’s own words, “We are truly thankful for being recognized by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, one of Israel's great institutions of higher learning, and for being associated with the legacy of one of our heroes, David Ben-Gurion”.
Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights”, “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world” and “the top lawyer of last resort”.  He has been named America’s most “public Jewish Defender” - “the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion”. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School, where he joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 - the youngest in the school’s history - and became an Emeritus professor after 50 years of teaching and 10,000 students.
Dershowitz has been called the “winningest” criminal lawyer in modern history and has argued hundreds of appeals in courts throughout the nation. He has won the vast majority of his homicide cases and has never lost a client to the death penalty.  He continues to consult actively on both transnational and domestic criminal and civil liberty cases, and continues to devote half of his practice to pro bono cases and causes.
He has also published more than 1,000 articles in magazines, newspapers, journals and blogs and is the author of 35 fiction and non-fiction works with a worldwide audience, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Chutzpah and five other national bestsellers. In his latest books, Trumped Up and The Case Against BDS, Dershowitz reinforces his long-standing record of presenting the issues of the day with "trenchant legal analysis" and "using the scalpel of scholarship".
He has also been the recipient of numerous honorary doctor degrees and academic awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on human rights, a fellowship at The Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences and several Dean’s Awards for his books. In 1983, the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith presented him with the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award for his “compassionate eloquent leadership and persistent advocacy in the struggle for civil and human rights”.
Active in Winnipeg for more than forty years, CABGU fulfills its mission by raising funds and awareness for the University across Canada, showcasing BGU’s academic excellence and cutting-edge research from the desert for the world. Activities include educating individuals, foundations and media about the University’s ground-breaking research through a series of exciting, informative communications, educational programs and events, featuring BGU’s world-renowned faculty. CABGU promotes the pioneering spirit of Israel’s founders that continues to flourish in the vast desert wilderness of the Negev. Visit CABGU at
For more information about this event please contact:
Zach Ostrove
Executive Director, CABGU Manitoba
[email protected]
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