Ƶ Receives Historic Endowment Contribution from Masor Family

The Masor Family’s significant $4.5m contribution marks a transformative moment in the institution’s journey toward excellence in Jewish education.

LOS ANGELES—Ƶ (AJU) proudly announced today a historic four million dollar endowment contribution from Amy and Harold Masor, marking a transformative moment in the institution's journey toward excellence in Jewish education. To recognize this extraordinary donation, the School for Jewish Education and Leadership will be renamed the Masor School for Jewish Education and Leadership.

The Masor’s substantial contribution reflects the couple’s confidence in AJU and desire to ensure a robust and flourishing landscape for Jewish learning at what will become the Masor School for Jewish Education and Leadership.

“I am passionate about supporting Jewish education and ensuring continuity of the Jewish people,” said AJU Board Chair Harold Masor. “Amy and I believe that providing an endowment to AJU’s School for Jewish Education and Leadership is crucial to the success of the school and subsequently the Jewish community at large.”

In a further display of dedication, the Masors are extending their philanthropic support with an additional $550,000 donation earmarked for enhancing Camp Alonim, AJU’s Jewish summer camp in Simi Valley. This generous gift will directly support the thousands of children who attend Camp Alonim and allow them to foster a deep connection to their Jewish heritage.

Harold Masor currently serves as the Chair of Ƶ's Board, and his and Amy's involvement with major Jewish organizations exemplifies their dedication to making a lasting and positive impact on the broader Jewish community.

"We express our deepest gratitude to Amy and Harold Masor for their transformative endowment contribution," said Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, president of Ƶ. "This generous gift will allow us to strengthen our endowment, expand our reach, enhance educational programs, and drive positive change for many generations to come."

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