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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.

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

  • Unlimited free admission all year for the patron with their family, including a private tour with museum director Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin
  • 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
9200 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite #700

West Hollywood, CA 90069-3603

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 don\\\\'t hesitate to 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



Our Founders

Lee Samson, Los Angeles

Our Benefactors

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

Director\\\\'s Circle

David and Eynat Blonder, Los Angeles
Faith Branvold and Harold Walt, Los Angeles
Yehudah and Simi Feigen, Los Angeles
Dov and Nancy Friedberg, Toronto
David and Judy Hager, Los Angeles
Dr. Jameel and Judy Hourani, Los Angeles
Mitch and Joleen Julis, Los Angeles
Ezra and Lauren Kest, Los Angeles
Simon and Carolyn Mani, Los Angeles
Dr. Glenn and Nathalie Marshak, Los Angeles
Larry and Carol Mizel, Denver
David and Marni Nagel, Los Angeles
Patrick Orr, Bensalem
Tzvi Ryzman, Los Angeles
Josh and Larae Sable, Los Angeles
Ira and Rachel Smedra, Los Angeles
Dr. Steven J. Weiss, Los Angeles
Karen and Gary Winnick, Los Angeles

Our Patrons

Gold Patrons:

Ronny and Toby Hersh, New York
Harris and Esther Bak, New York

Silver Patrons:

Gershon and Aviva Distenfeld, Bergenfield
Gabi and Yudit Frei, Beit Shemesh
Simon and Pearl Lopian, Jerusalem
Paul Shaviv and Michelle Stein, Palm Beach

Bronze Patrons:

Dr. Paul and Diana Appelbaum, New York
Aryeh and Tzivia Bak, Modiin
Mort and Edie Barr, Beit Shemesh
Marc and Chantal Belzberg, Jerusalem
Rachel Heller Bernstein, Jerusalem, to Honor the Memory of
Prof. William B Helmreich
Michael and Karine Bloch, Raanana
Phil and Toni Chernofsky, Jerusalem
Yocheved and Bennett Deutsch, Jerusalem / Teaneck
Eric and Yvette Edidin, Fort Lauderdale
Shimmy Feintuch and Yaffa Epstein, New York
Jerry and Jean Friedman, Los Angeles
Jonathan and Natalie Gerber, Los Angeles
Selwyn and Glynis Gerber, Los Angeles
Gregg and Naomi Gittler, Los Angeles
Edwin and Cecile Gromis, Los Angeles
Aryeh and Judy Goldberg, Los Angeles
Rabbi Aviad and Natalie Goldwicht, Jerusalem
Dr. Charles Hall and Paula Sinclair, Riverdale
Ralph and Judy Herzka, NY
Harold and Magda Katz, Los Angeles
Hillel and Ruth Kellerman, 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
Shimshie Rosenberg, Monsey
David & Michele Silver, Los Angeles
Jaime and Marilyn Sohacheski, Los Angeles
Chayim and Karen Stern, East Brunswick
Marc and Susan Wiesen, Teaneck
David and Debbie Wise, Maplewood, NJ

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