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Photo of Dean M. Moshe Porat and Fox School adjunct instructor Paul Silberberg walk in at the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision and Values celebration.
Dean M. Moshe Porat and Fox School adjunct instructor Paul Silberberg walk in at the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision and Values celebration.

Hillel of Greater Philadelphia recognized Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of Temple University’s Fox School of Business, for his campus leadership and advocacy for Israel.

The Jewish organization honored Porat at its annual Vision and Values Celebration, held June 2. Attended by more than 200 community leaders and friends of Hillel, the event generated nearly $200,000 to fund programs and services for Jewish college students in the Philadelphia region.

Porat was not the only awardee from Temple University. Two undergraduate students, Ari Abramson and Arielle Manstein, received recognition as Student Exemplars of Excellence. Abramson, a sophomore, majors in Management Information Systems at Fox, while Manstein recently received her degree from Temple’s Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Porat lived in Israel for half of his life, moving there at a young age from Poland with his parents. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tel Aviv University, before traveling stateside and completing his doctoral degree program at Temple University.

Photo of Dean M. Moshe Porat and his wife, Dr. Rachel Porat, at the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision and Values celebration.
Dean M. Moshe Porat and his wife, Dr. Rachel Porat, at the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision and Values celebration.

As Fox School’s Dean, he helped redesign the school’s flagship MBA program to incorporate into the curriculum international immersion trips, including those to Israel, to foster the exploration of the country’s innovation, entrepreneurship, and tech ecosystems. He also led a push to include Israel-based companies within the Fox Management Consulting capstone course, in which students provide professional-grade strategic solutions to paying clients. Porat also serves as an active member of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

“This recognition from Hillel was a point of great personal pride,” Porat said. “I believe strongly in the values and purpose of Hillel, and have always made an effort in my career to demonstrate the strengths and competencies of Israel, while encouraging students to visit the country and learn its innovation and entrepreneurship history. For these reasons, it was quite fulfilling to receive this honor.”

Photo of Dean M. Moshe Porat delivers remarks after being honored at the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision and Values celebration.
Dean M. Moshe Porat delivers remarks after being honored at the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision and Values celebration.

The event, held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, buzzed with more than 200 attendees, including Porat’s wife, Rachel, and their sons, Manny and Sam, and daughter, Galia. Hooter, the mascot for Temple Athletics, also made an appearance.

“Moshe not only is a product of another culture and another country, but he’s very active around the world,” said Dr. Neil Theobald, President of Temple University. “He brings a global perspective to the deanship and to our administrative councils that is hugely important. … The value of Hillel and the values of Temple University, what they have in common, Moshe is such a great representative and archetype of those values.”

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