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Share the wonder of a one-of-a-kind museum that brings our connection to Torah, nature, and Israel to life for visitors of all ages and backgrounds!
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The Torah and Nature Foundation (580559086)
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The Biblical Museum of Natural History is supported by the generosity of visionary donors. Your contributions help us sustain one of the first Torah-based museums in the world and to operate educational programs which benefit tens of thousands of visitors each year from all sectors of society. The Museum has become one of the most beloved educational destinations in Israel.  Our most critical support comes from our Society of Patrons.

Bronze Patronage: $1800
Silver Patronage: $3600-$5000
Gold Patronage: $10,000


Our Founders

Lee Samson, Los Angeles

Our Benefactors

Dawn Aaron, Colorado, in memory of Ambassador Roland E. Arnall
Elliott and Robin Broidy, Los Angeles
Jack and Nancy Dwyer, Baltimore
Chaim and Chana Gelbfish, New York
Ben and Michelle Mandelbaum, Los Angeles
Shlomo and Tamar Rechnitz, Los Angeles
Larry and Shelley Russak, Seattle
Jorian Schutz, Virginia
Stephen Schloss, Los Angeles
Brad and Shayna Somer, Memphis

Directors Circle

Jonathan and Leslie Berland, New York
David and Eynat Blonder, Los Angeles
Faith Branvold and Harold Walt, Los Angeles
Gershon and Aviva Distenfeld, Florida
Yehudah and Simi Feigen, Los Angeles
Dov and Nancy Friedberg, Toronto
Ilse Gluckstadt, Karmiel
David and Judy Hager, Los Angeles
Ronny and Toby Hersh, New York
Irving Horowitz, New York

Jameel and Judy Hourani, Los Angeles
Mitch and Joleen Julis, Los Angeles
Ezra and Lauren Kest, Los Angeles
Simon and Carolyn Mani, Los Angeles
Glenn and Nathalie Marshak, Los Angeles
The Mizel Family Foundations, Denver
David and Marni Nagel, Los Angeles
Patrick Orr, Bensalem
Tzvi and Betty Ryzman, Los Angeles
Josh and Larae Sable, Los Angeles
Ira and Rachel Smedra, Los Angeles
Steven and Rivky Weiss, Los Angeles
Karen and Gary Winnick, Los Angeles

Our Patrons
Gold Patrons:

Selwyn and Glynis Gerber
Sunny and Debbie Sassoon

Silver Patrons:

Refoel and Sharon Auman, New York
Shaun and Roz Bacher, Tel Aviv
Harris z'l and Esther Bak, New York
Gabi and Yudit Frei, Beit Shemesh
Aryeh and Judy Goldberg, Los Angeles
Simon and Pearl Lopian, Jerusalem
Gitta Nagel, Los Angeles
Leo and Susan Noe, London
Jonathan and Anne Rand, Teaneck
Martin and Melodie Scharf, New York
Robert Schuckit, Williamstown
Paul Shaviv and Michelle Stein, Palm Beach
Nanette Wolf, Brooklyn
Bob Zeller and Nadine Gerson, Los Angeles

Bronze Patrons:

Paul and Diana Appelbaum, New York
Aryeh and Tzivia Bak, Modiin
Mort and Edie Barr, Beit Shemesh
Michael and Susan Baum, Los Angeles
Marc and Chantal Belzberg, Jerusalem
Moshe and Rachel Berg, New York
Rachel Heller Bernstein, Jerusalem, to Honor the Memory of
Prof. William B Helmreich
Brian and Andrea Bier, West Orange
Michael and Karine Bloch, Raanana

Phil and Toni Chernofsky, Jerusalem
Yocheved and Bennett Deutsch, Jerusalem / Teaneck
Aaron and Pearl Drazin, Montreal
Morris and Julie Dweck, Brooklyn

Eric and Yvette Edidin, Fort Lauderdale
Shimmy Feintuch and Yaffa Epstein, New York
Joey and Linda Fried, Toronto

Jerry and Jean Friedman, Los Angeles
Jonathan and Natalie Gerber, Los Angeles
Robert and Zivia Gill, Hollywood
Alan and Barbara Gindi, Los Angeles

Gregg and Naomi Gittler, Los Angeles
Elliot and Seryl Goldofsky, New York
Rabbi Aviad and Natalie Goldwicht, Jerusalem
Edwin and Cecile Gromis, Los Angeles
Orin and Liora Green, San Diego
Charles Hall and Paula Sinclair, Riverdale
Simon and Joanna Hamilton, Raanana
Robert Hartman, Chicago

Ralph and Judy Herzka, NY
Mark Hyman and Sheryl Neuman, Los Angeles

Harold and Magda Katz, Los Angeles
Hillel and Ruth Kellerman, Los Angeles
Barry and Tova Kohn, Los Angeles
Jeff and Loni Kupferberg, Yad Binyamin
Bill and Joan Lopatin, Los Angeles
Danny Lopian, Manchester, UK
Elise Ohayon-James and Craig James, Israel
Steven and Gail Plotnick, Fairlawn, NJ
David and Miriam Rybak, Beit Shemesh
Michael and Eva Salzhauer, Miami
Moshe and Helen Sassover, Los Angeles
Heshe and Harriet Seif, Efrat

Jake and Loren Shepherd, South Africa
Marc and Francine Sicklick, New York
David & Michele Silver, Los Angeles
Jaime and Marilyn Sohacheski, Los Angeles
Chayim and Karen Stern, East Brunswick
Michael Stern, Manchester
Mark and Susan Wiesen, Teaneck
David and Debbie Wise, Maplewood, NJ
Nanette Wolf, Brooklyn


Patrons of the Museum
take a more serious role in supporting our ongoing mission. Bronze Patrons donate $1800 annually, Silver Patrons donate $3600-$5000, and Gold Patrons donate $10,000. Patrons receive:

  • Unlimited free admission all year for the patron with their family
  • An acknowledgement on the Patron board at the Museum
  • A signed copy of The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom
  • Discounts for our special Exotic Banquets 

The Torah and Nature Foundation is registered in the United States as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The tax ID no. is 46‑0957232. Checks can be sent to the following address:

The Torah and Nature Foundation
1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90067

To donate via donor-advised funds, with Fidelity, Schwab, BNY Mellon, or Greater Kansas City, click here. To donate via the Jewish Communal Fund, click here. The designation should be to “The Torah and Nature Foundation.”

Donations are tax-deductible and will receive receipts based on the donation of currency. Thank you so much for generous support, and if you have any questions, please contact us at

Exhibit & Program Dedications

It is possible to dedicate specific sections, exhibits, and programs in the museum. Other donation and dedication options include museum publications, contributions in honor of friends or family, and naming of live animals. If you are interested in pursuing these or other avenues of involvement, please write to

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