Hurvitz’s outstanding commitment to the Israeli society led him to take on many public and social endeavors while Teva supported scientific, educational and cultural activities in Israel throughout the years.
Recognition of Hurvitz’s contribution to both the economy and society was swift to follow, and in 1981 he was appointed President of the Manufacturers Association of Israel. During his term, the Israeli economy experienced some of the most extreme economic turmoil the country had ever known.
In 1985, while serving as Chairman of Coordinating Bureau of Economic Organizations (later known as the Presidency of Business Associations), Hurvitz made a crucial contribution to the soothing of the economy and the formation of a stabilizing program, in cooperation with the Minister of Finance and the Secretary General of the Histadrut, Israel’s labor union.
His deep commitment to public service also led him to assume a lengthy list of additional public roles, including: Chairman of the Israel Export Institute (1974-1978), Chairman of the Board of Bank Leumi (1986-1987), Chairman of the Israel Task Force (1986-1989), Chairman of The Jerusalem Development Authority (1989-1992), Member of the Board at Magal Security Systems (1992-1994), Member of the Advisory Committee of the Bank of Israel (1991-1995), Member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science (1989-1995), where he also served as Chairman of the Executive Committee (since 2001) , Member of the Board of Governors at Tel Aviv University (2002-2005), Member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Israel Democracy Institute (2002-2008).
In addition, during the years 2006-2007, Hurvitz headed the Brodet Committee examining the budget of the Israeli Ministry of Defense.