Azrieli Foundation donates $10 million to Yeshiva U.

The Azrieli Foundation made a $10 million donation to Yeshiva University in New York City in honor of foundation founder David Azrieli’s 90th birthday.

The donation, the largest in the foundation’s history, is earmarked for the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.

The $10 million will be used primarily to offer scholarships to the school and help attract more students to the field of Jewish education.

Azrieli, who escaped the Nazis and landed in pre-state Israel in 1942, has been a Yeshiva University trustee since 1987. He studied at YU for a year.

He is the father of the modern shopping mall in Israel; he owns 14 throughout the country. — jta