The Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre received the Maimónides Award this weekend, in recognition of his 22 years of service at Malaga City Council.
The Association of Friends of Tel Aviv University presented the fifth Maimonides Award at a charity gala held at the Grand Hotel Miramar 5* GL.
Rodica Radian-Gordon, Ambassador of Israel in Spain and Andorra, praised the work of Francisco de la Torre, and highlighted “the cultural and economic boom that the city has experienced in recent decades due to a profound transformation that has been taking place thanks to the driving force behind this important development”.
Patricia Nahmad, president of the Association of Friends of the TAU in Spain thanked de la Torre: “You have our thanks on behalf of all Malagueños and residents who have seen the city and province of Malaga grow to standards unimaginable 20 years ago”.
Francisco de la Torre accepted the award, saying that he was proud of what Malaga had achieved in the last two decades, especially in the fields of culture, technology, and tourism. “The city”, he added, “has an enormous potential that was not seen or recognized in some areas, and which is now unanimously perceived on a national and international scale, hopefully with the visibility that would give us the chance to be chosen in June for Expo 2027. Now, we must redouble our efforts to manage new challenges, above all in terms of sustainability, not only environmental but also social and economic”.
The event, which was sponsored by Antima Homes and Wennare Art Productions, was attended by notables such as Prof. Ariel Porat, President of TAU (Tel Aviv University); Juan Dircie, Director for Latin America and Spain of TAU; Sergio Cuberos, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Malaga; Gemma del Corral, Territorial Delegate of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Andalusian Government in Malaga; María Jesús Morales, Manager of the University of Malaga; Estrella Bengio, President of the Community of Madrid; as well as some of the Maimónides Award winners of previous editions: Father Ángel, Dr. Pedro Cavadas and Dr. Luis Enjuanes. In addition to other local, national, and international authorities and personalities.
As in all other editions, all proceeds from the gala will go towards scholarships for students wishing to study at the University of Tel Aviv. After the presentation of the award, the evening was enlivened by a music and dance performance by Wennare Art Productions.