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Hillel Mourns Passing of Ann Loeb Bronfman, z'l

by Hillel News |Apr 11, 2011|Comments
Ann Bronfman.
Ann Loeb Bronfman participated in the 2001 dedication of Hillel's headquarters and the unveiling of a sculpture with (from left) then Hillel President Richard M. Joel, sculptor Philip Ratner, and then Board of Directors Chair Neil Moss.


Hillel extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of our dear friend and benefactor Ann Loeb Bronfman. Mrs. Bronfman passed away in Washington, D.C., at age 78 from complications of emphysema.

Mrs. Bronfman was a model of pride, graciousness, and civility who imbued her children with a love for the Jewish people and an appreciation for serving the community at large.

A philanthropist and art collector, Mrs. Bronfman helped to underwrite the construction of Hillel's headquarters in Washington, D.C., and donated sculptures to the facility. The building's first-floor art gallery is named in her honor. With a special interest in education, senior citizens, underserved youth, the arts and victims of domestic abuse, Mrs. Bronfman also supported International Planned Parenthood, the Visiting Nurse Association of New York and the New York Public Library.

Mrs. Bronfman was married for two decades to the founding chairman of Hillel's International Board of Governors, Edgar M. Bronfman, Sr. Divorced in 1973, the couple had five children, Samuel Bronfman, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Holly Bronfman Lev, Matthew Bronfman and Adam Bronfman. She is also survived by a sister; two brothers, including her twin; 25 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

May her memory be a blessing.

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