Make An Impact

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has created an environment in which the brightest minds in the world can flourish. Since its opening in 1925, Hebrew University has produced eight Nobel Laureates and has made countless contributions in the fields of science, medical research, biotechnology, social sciences, and the humanities. By giving to CFHU, you support students and faculty who are on the brink of discoveries that have the potential to change the world. Below is just a sampling of the discoveries that have already been realized through the support of our generous donors.

Donor Recognition

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are honoured to recognize the dedicated philanthropic efforts of Canadian visionaries, families, foundations, and corporations whose support continues to benefit the university and the State of Israel. Donors to CFHU have their greatly valued gifts recognized in a variety of ways on Hebrew University’s majestic Mount Scopus campus in Jerusalem.

CFHU would be honoured to schedule a dedication ceremony in accordance with a donor’s wishes, although most new inscriptions are dedicated during the annual International Board of Governors Meeting in June.

There have never been more ways to help support the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in its quest for academic excellence. Right now, your generous gift is more important than ever in helping us meet Hebrew University’s most pressing needs.

Ways To Give


An outright gift of cash or property – including bonds, stocks, real estate, or art – is one of the most direct means of supporting the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. These kinds of gifts are straightforward, can provide tax advantages, and can be put to use immediately to benefit the university.

You can designate an outright gift toward the area of your choice. For example, you may wish to fund a student scholarship; medical research at IMRIC; a family endowment fund; youth programming in Israel’s periphery or direct your contribution toward one of the university’s highest priorities.

For more information on these exciting opportunities, please contact Debbie Dankoff, VP of Development or contact your local chapter.


CFHU’s tribute cards and certificates are the perfect way to mark special occasions and life-cycle events, including birthdays, anniversaries, births, New Year’s, Passover and other holidays. When you make a donation to honour a friend or family member, Canadian Friends sends a card to the honouree with your personalized message, advising the person that a gift has been made in his or her honour on your behalf.


Giving to CFHU through endowments offers a number of flexible options. Donors can contribute to an existing Family Fund, create an enduring legacy by establishing and naming an Endowment Fund at CFHU, or make donations through a bequest.

The capital in a fund is invested with annual grants used to provide funding for your chosen area of interest. The earnings can be applied to one of Hebrew University’s seven faculties or at any of its more than 50 schools, institutes or research centres. It can be designated for student aid or toward vital research projects, and even to help the university’s immediate priorities.

Bequests also offer a number of options, for instance. For instance, CFHU can be named as a beneficiary of your estate. In this case, you indicate the amount and area of the designation of your choice, and your bequest will link your name to the Hebrew University, the State of Israel, and humankind’s quest for knowledge. A bequest may also be designated to an existing endowment fund established during your lifetime or that of a loved one.


Strategies such as bequests in your will, life insurance, annuities, gifts of property or securities, and trusts allow you to create a lasting legacy at the Hebrew University. Planned gifts may allow you to make a significant contribution to the university with the added potential advantages of tax savings.

Please note that you can create a planned gift as part of Canadian Friends’ campaign for the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC).

To discuss planning a gift for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, please contact Debbie Dankoff, VP of Development or contact your local chapter.

Generous support from our donors plays a major role in ensuring Hebrew University’s ongoing success and impact on the world.

You will gain the satisfaction of knowing your contribution provides stable, reliable support for vital programs and services at the Hebrew University – now and into the future. Learn more about where you can direct your donation.

Directing Your Donation

Your contribution will provide stable, reliable support for vital programs and services of your choice at the Hebrew University.


By directing your support of Hebrew University to Greatest Needs, you can personally play a part in helping to keep valuable scholars as well as recruitment of new faculty at Hebrew U.


Support innovative scientists working to eradicate illnesses affecting humankind, and propel collaborative research to breakthrough discoveries.


Your support will provide students with the opportunity to enrich their educational experience by studying with some of Israel’s’ best and brightest professors at the Hebrew University.


Programs that bring the university’s experts into Israel’s under-served neighbourhoods to teach science. Together we can raise funds to help disadvantaged Israeli youth reach the sky!


Honouring family with an ongoing legacy that provides perpetual support to the area of your choice. You can create an enduring legacy or tribute to beloved family members or special individuals by establishing and naming your own Endowment Fund at CFHU.