60 Years of Pursuing the Unknown
In 2016 TAU celebrated an important landmark: its 60th anniversary.
The occasion was celebrated with a special event for all generations of TAU alumni – the biggest event ever held at an Israeli University to date. About 4,200 people gathered on the central lawn of the TAU campus – the Schreiber Square, where a stage and grandstands had been erected.
The evening began with '60 Years of Pursuing the Unknown' – a unique show hosted by Faculty of the Arts graduate Dvir Benedek. Alumni from all faculties were happy to assist and dedicate their time to the preparations.
TAU President Prof. Joseph Klafter, Head of the TAU Alumni Organization Sigal Ader, and the alumni's representative Major General (Res.) Doron Almog, recipient of the 2016 Israel Prize for a unique contribution to society and the state of Israel, addressed the large audience with inspiring speeches. These were interspersed with spectacular multimedia shows that told the success story of Tel Aviv University: the landmarks it has left in its wake, groundbreaking research conducted in its various faculties, inspiring alumni who thrive in all fields of activity in Israel, and the future generation, still passing its days and nights on campus.
The second part of the evening was dedicated to a grand musical performance, a once-in-a-lifetime meeting of talents – a full concert of Shalom Hanoch and the Big Band, with guest performers Ninet and Aviv Geffen. Thousands of animated alumni danced joyfully to the music on the vast lawn below the stage.