Join JDC Art Circle for a Private Home Gallery Tour

Tuesday, December 5th, 6- 7:30 PM
Home of Dr. Louis Aledort, NYC
90th Street and Central Park West

Collector Lou Aledort shares how he started his print collection, and offers a private tour of his prolific lithograph collection featuring Robert Rauschenberg, Elizabeth Murray, and Jasper Johns, with thoughtful and artful lighting praised by the New York Times.  And we will be joined by special guest Professor Avi Weiss, the Executive Director of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, a long time partner of JDC, who will talk about major socio-economic trends that are important for all friends of Israel to understand.

Water Stop, Robert Rauschenberg, 1968. Courtesy of


 Avi Weiss

Prof. Weiss is the executive director of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. He has presided as a member of the senior faculty of Bar-Ilan University since 1988 and served as Chair of the Economics Department between 2005 and 2008. His area of expertise is Applied Economics and his research focuses on industrial organization, antitrust, labor economics, law and economics, and behavioral and experimental economics. Weiss is the editor of The Economic Quarterly – the journal of the Israel Economic Association – and is an associate editor of Economic Inquiry.

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel is an independent, non-partisan institution for socioeconomic research based in Jerusalem. The Center provides decision makers, as well as the public in general, with a big picture perspective on economic and social areas. The Center’s interdisciplinary Policy Programs – comprising leading academic and policy making experts – as well as the Center’s professional staff conduct research and provide policy recommendations in the key socioeconomic issues confronting the State.

JDC’s Art Circle brings together a group of art lovers and philanthropists to view some of the most exclusive collections in New York City. Art Circle members have insider opportunities to visit private collections, tour unique studios, and become stakeholders in JDC’s life-saving humanitarian work around the globe.

Art Circle members make an annual gift of $1800 to help JDC use art to address humanitarian issues around the globe. One-time visitors are asked to make a $500 donation to help further JDC’s work in this area.

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