The Albert Einstein Foundation: Honouring 100 years of his Theory of Relativity


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world."

It has been 100 years since Albert Einstein created the General Theory of Relativity. To celebrate this historic milestone, the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University is embarking on a global project to honor the life and legacy of Albert Einstein and to identify and inspire the next generation of brilliant minds on the planet.

Einstein Legacy Projects Include:

The Einstein Archive and Visitor Centre
The first and only institution to celebrate the life, history and vision of Albert Einstein. Built around the unique collection of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where Einstein bequeathed his entire personal archive, the archive will be a global attraction dedicated to science and humanitarian ideals.
Genius: 100 Visions Of The Future
A once-in-a-century publishing event with the world’s greatest minds in fields ranging from science and technology to arts and education sharing their visions for the future in the world’s first 3D-printed book. Genius will therefore represent a collective vision of humanity, designed by renowned artist Ron Arad and shaped in the likeness of Einstein himself.
Dinner of the Century
A historic event taking place in Montreal, Canada over the weekend of September 9th -10th, 2017, that will bring together some of the greatest minds, innovators and influencers on the planet. The Dinner will celebrate the life and legacy of Albert Einstein, honour the great minds of our day, and inspire a new generation of young Einsteins and creative thinkers.
Inspiring the Future
Through our Next Einstein competition, we are working to find and empower the next generation of brilliant minds while affording young people the opportunity to share their ideas on how to make our world a better place.

Co-Chairs, International Executive Committee

  • judy tanenbaumLeading Canadian philanthropist

  • shuki levyaward winning produCer, Composer, reCording and performing artist

International Executive Committee

  • gary ginsbergexeCutive viCe president, Corporate marketing and CommuniCations at time warner inC.

  • Prof. Amnon GinatiSenior advisor (TIA-S) Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, European Space Agency

  • jeff martinCeo / Co founder of tribaL Planet, Immediate Past Co-Chair

  • fang wanprofessor of brand management at asper sChooL of business

  • ambassador haim divonISRAEL’S FORMER AMBASSADOR TO CANADA, ETHIOPIA AND THE NETHERLANDS

  • tori aveyFood History and Lifestyle Blogger, PBS Columnist, Producer, Screenwriter

  • ron aradworLd renowned artist and industriaL designer

  • ambassador ido aharoniISREAL’S FORMER CONSUL GENERAL TO NEW YORK AND PRINCIPAL AT EMERSON RIGBY LTD

  • ambassador rudolf bekinkformer ambassador of the netherLands to the united states and former ambassador to China

  • andre nudelmanphiLanthropist and Ceo of addquire private equity

  • alaa tannousprinCipaL and Chief business deveLopment offiCer of bst group

  • karen simpson radomskidireCtor with Cfhu toronto, invoLved with numerous Community Charities

  • sara gottliebinstitutionaL money management ConsuLtant, direCtor with numerous non-profit organizations

  • randy mastersLeading toronto deveLoper, phiLanthropist, and president of Cfhu toronto

  • laurence metrickprinCipaL & Creative direCtor, the metriCk system

  • murray palaynationaL Chair of the board of the Canadian friends of the hebrew university

  • shida bliekfounder and president of dipLomat affairs magazine, phiLanthropist and patron of the arts

  • Larry NamerFounder of E! Entertainment TV and currently CEO of Metan Global Entertainment Group

  • Nathan SteinbergFounder & Managing Partner, Stonemount Capital, and Co-Founder & Manager, Project African Spatial.

  • Zvi HauserFormer Israel Cabinet Secretary, Consultant and Board member for several Leading international Institutions

  • amy goldberghoLLywood produCer, sCreenwriter and exeCutive

  • Monette Malewski, FEAPRESIDENT, M BACAL GROUP, LEADING ADVISOR IN THE CANADIAN INSURANCE INDUSTRY "ONLY A LIFE LIVED FOR OTHERS IS A LIFE WORTHWHILE" ~ ALBERT EINSTEIN

  • Mattie BekinkPresident, Martha J. Bekink Consulting

    Victor Bekink Investor / Entrepreneur

  • Giordana Grego LevyDirector of Investor Relations at Quintessential Capital Management and involved in several international leadership networks.

  • Stanley AnyeteiFounder of RoundCircle Strategist, small Business coach and involved in projects of renewable energy, education, health, technology and innovation.

  • Jennifer OkChief Marketing Officer, Global Head of Venture Development Boston Consulting Group

International Nominations Committee

  • sanjiv chopraformer dean at the harvard mediCaL sChooL, award winning CLiniCian, best seLLing author and Leadership expert

  • cho-liang linone of the top violin virtuosos in the worLd

  • ron aradworLd renowned artist and industriaL designer

  • jeff martinCEO / co founder of Tribal Planet

  • gabriel eremfounder and president of LifestyLes magazine

  • hanoch gutfreundformer president of the hebrew university and renowned physiCist.

  • jonathan anschellexeCutive viCe president and generaL CounseL of Cbs teLevision and Cbs Corp.

  • Prof. dr. Uri RosenthalChairman of the Advisory council for Science, Technology and innovation, former Minister of Foreign Affair of the Dutch Government

The Einstein Legacy Project is dedicated to promoting the scientific and humanitarian ideals of Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein: theoretical physicist

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a theoretical physicist, developer of the General Theory Relativity, humanitarian, and co-founder of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem along with other great visionaries such as Martin Buber, Chaim Weizmann and Sigmund Freud.