Jewish philanthropist Zev Wolfson dies at 84

By JTA
August 14, 2012 16:34

 
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NEW YORK - Zev Wolfson, a philanthropist who supported Torah institutions worldwide, was buried in Israel on Tuesday. He died Monday in New York at the age of 84.

A world-renowned philanthropist, Wolfson helped spread Torah through kollel and outreach programs with many catering specifically to secular Jews in an effort to bring them closer to traditional Judaism.

For many decades, Wolfson focused on furthering Jewish education, helping to develop and maintain yeshivas, Bais Yaakov girls' schools, day schools and other projects all over the world, including the United States, Israel, France, Morocco and Russia, reported Matzav.com.

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