Adelson gives Birthright $30 million

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The Adelson Family Foundation has pledged another $30 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation.

Adelson, the casino mogul who is chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., and his wife, Miriam, have now contributed about $100 million over the past two years to the foundation that supplies private funds to Birthright Israel.

The latest pledge consists of a $20 million contribution for 2009 and $10 million for 2010.

Adelson said Birthright Israel “has proven to be the best vehicle we have to strengthen the Jewish community and our people’s connection with the State of Israel.” — jta