Samuel Bronfman

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Samuel Bronfman was a Canadian-American business tycoon who made his money in distilleries. He has also donated to several Israel lobby groups through the Samuel Bronfman Foundation.

His son Edgar Bronfman, President of the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, described him as 'an ardent Zionist'.[1]


His children include Edgar Bronfman and Charles Bronfman and both have carried on the family tradition of pro-Israel philanthropy. His grandchildren include Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Matthew Bronfman and Adam Bronfman.[2]


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  1. President's Letter, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, accessed 8 August 2012
  2. Nathanial Popper, Keeping Alive a Philanthropic Family Tradition, Jewish Daily Forward, accessed 8 August 2012
  3. Initiatives, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, accessed 8 AUgust 2012