Amnon Leibowitz, head of the Technion Construction & Maintenance Division, is also a Lt. Col. with the Israeli Home Front Command who has been helping with global rescue and recovery missions for 20+ years. As part of the Israeli delegation helping with search and rescue after the Surfside, FL condo collapse, he met and befriended Micaela Naibryf, whose brother, Ilan, perished in the tragedy. In early November, Amnon and Micaela ran the 2021 NYC Marathon together, in tribute to Ilan, and in honor of first responders all over the world.