Adelson tycoons donate $40 million to Birthright

By JTA
May 23, 2013 20:26

NEW YORK  – Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated $40 million to the Birthright Foundation.

Their latest gift brings the couple’s overall donations to the program to $180 million.

“Sheldon and I are committed to improving the world through cultural exchange and educational opportunity,” said Miriam Adelson in a statement released Wednesday by Birthright Israel, which offers Jews aged 18 to 26 a free 10-day trip to Israel. “Exposing young Jews to Israel helps broaden their awareness and deepen their cultural identity. We are committed to the goal of all young Jewish adults having the opportunity to be inspired by their ancestral homeland.”


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