United Israel Appeal honors South African philanthropists
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
April 5, 2012 04:17
United Israel Appeal on Thursday will award steel baron Eric Samson and his wife
Sheila with an accolade for their contribution to Jewish communities in Israel,
their native South Africa and around the world. United Israel Appeal World
Chairman Eliezer Sandberg will give the organization’s Yakir prize to the couple
in a ceremony held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
Samsons have been selected to receive the prize because of their leadership,
their deep commitment throughout the years to Keren Hayesod [United Israel
Appeal] and the Jewish community of South Africa, and their assured future
support,” the press release stated. Samson is the executive director of
Macsteel, an international steel trading giant with headquarters in Amsterdam.