Alan B. Slifka, social entrepreneur and philanthropist, passed away on Friday in
Los Angeles at the age of 81. Funeral services will take place
Slivka established The Abraham Fund Initiatives, along with his
sociologist friend Dr. Eugene Wiener, a professor at Haifa University who at the
time was active in the struggle for civil rights in the United
The Abraham Fund, established in 1989, has worked since to
advance a shared society of inclusion and equality between Jews and Arabs in
Slifka served as chairman of the organization from its founding.
In 2000, he was awarded the Knesset Prize for Coexistence in recognition of The
Abraham Fund’s work.