Sheldon Adelson shells out $40 million for Birthright Israel

Haaretz, Feb. 10, 2015

 A Birthright Mega Event in Jerusalem, May 9, 2012. Photo by Emil Salman
A Birthright Mega Event in Jerusalem, May 9, 2012. Photo by Emil Salman

Sheldon Adelson is donating another $40 million to Birthright Israel and the Azrieli Foundation will give $5 million.

The gifts for the free 10-day educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults were announced recently.

The latest donation to the Birthright Israel Foundation from Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson’s Adelson Family Foundation adds to the $140 million it has already given Birthright. The Adelsons are the largest individual donors to Birthright. The new donation includes a $20 million challenge grant.

 

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