Bnai Zion Foundation has been uniting supporters of Israel and investing in the people of Israel since 1908.
Here are some of the highlights.
Founding of Bnai Zion
Bnai Zion adopted as its objective “the Order Sons of Zion shall help the Zionist Congress in the work of obtaining for the Jewish people a legally secured, publicly assured national home in Palestine.”
Reopening of Bezalel Art School
Bnai Zion's financial contributions allowed for the reopening of Israel’s foremost higher education institution for the arts.
Supporting WWII Efforts
Bnai Zion provided aid in a myriad of ways; in one week alone, 450 members each donated a pint of blood to the Red Cross for servicemen.
Founding of Magen David Adom
Leaders of Bnai Zion helped found Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross. Millions of medical supplies and 125 ambulances were donated.
Creation of the Women’s Council of Bnai Zion
A Women’s League was created for special projects.
Establishment of Kfar Bnai Zion
With the help of Bnai Zion, Kfar Bnai Zion was established as a communal moshav where Holocaust survivors could build new lives for themselves.
Establishment of Ein Hod
Bnai Zion helped found Ein Hod, a celebrated artists’ village near Haifa. Today, this village is recognized throughout the world for its inhabitants’ artistic talents and for the operation of its prestigious school.
Building of Two Homes for Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities
Makeshift housing was transformed into habitable living quarters for intellectually disabled citizens of Maon Bnai Zion. Later, Bnai Zion enhanced the facilities by building swimming pools, new kitchens, dental clinics, and other amenities.
Formation of the America-Israel Friendship League
Bnai Zion founded the America-Israel Friendship League when it recognized the potential and importance of creating an ongoing dialogue and relationship between the two societies.
Construction of Beit Halochem
Bnai Zion donated the funds for the completion of the distinguished Beit Halochem rehabilitation facility in Haifa.
Bnai Zion Medical Center Naming
The Rothschild Hospital in Haifa was renamed the Bnai Zion Medical Center when Bnai Zion committed to complete a new 11-story west wing and modernize the hospital's facilities to provide proper medical care for the population of northern Israel.
Groundbreaking for Library of Peace
Bnai Zion committed to the construction of the library, which has been completed, dedicated, and is now being used by the entire Ma’ale Adumim region.
Support for the David Yellin College of Education
Bnai Zion provided support to the teacher's college, which trains secular and religious Jews, Muslim and Christian Arabs, and immigrants.
Completion of the Chais Building for Child Development
The Child Development Center at Bnai Zion Medical Center is now recognized as the region’s leading center for diagnosis and treatment of young children who have neurological-developmental challenges.
The Bnai Zion Centennial
Bnai Zion celebrated a century of commitment and dedication to helping those in need.
Construction of Safe Rooms for At-Risk Children
Within the Ahava Village for troubled youth, Bnai Zion provided the financial support to build rooms that protect residents from rocket fire.
Dedication of the George and Irina Schaeffer Bnai Zion Foundation Regional Communities Support Center
Construction of a new community center geared towards accommodating children with special needs was made possible by Bnai Zion funding.