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Canadian philanthropist Allan Bronfman founded Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University in 1944. The organization’s goal was clear: promote awareness, leadership and financial support for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

CFHU is dedicated to supporting Hebrew University in its efforts to remain one of the most innovative learning institutions in the world.

Albert Einstein, Martin Buber, Chaim Weizmann and Sigmund Freud were among the university’s founders whose genius inspired a university without limits or borders. CFHU facilitates academic and research partnerships between Canada and Israel, establishes scholarships, supports research, and cultivates student and faculty exchanges.


CFHU’s primary goal is to generate funds for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in order to support world class research and education. CFHU strongly supports the development of academic ties between Canadian universities and Hebrew U, showcasing academic excellence.


Since 1944, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University has provided support for one of the world’s leading learning institutions. It was founding father Allan Bronfman’s goal to help spread the word of Israel’s pre-eminent university and its growing impact in academic spheres and the world over. Today, CFHU and its network of friends organizations around the globe unite in a singular vision to support the dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of all mankind.


CFHU’s impact on the Hebrew University reaches far beyond its fundraising efforts. Through the support of our donors, staff and continued outreach, we share in the success of the university’s groundbreaking efforts in the areas of computational medicine, entrepreneurship and innovation, social sciences, the humanities, exact sciences, and medicine. CFHU draws upon its deep Canada wide connections to bring forth the continued support that ensures the ongoing success of this world-class institution.