Leave your legacy

  • Legacy


Let us remember you as somebody who made a difference. What a person has done in their life is history; what they set in motion is their legacy. By leaving a gift in your will to the Hebrew University, you will enable scientists and researchers at the Hebrew University to continue in their quest to cure, feed, and heal the world.

Legacy and bequests are noble ways to leave a significant impact after one's passing. This is a wonderful way to know that what you leave in the world will continue to impact the lives of young people who have dedicated themselves to research and to the scientific research in general.

The university usually signs contracts with anyone who wishes to leave a legacy in which the donor determines which field of research the donation will be designated towards, as well as many other details related to it. Together with a lawyer or notary and with the help of professionals with whom the university works, the name of the university is inserted in the will as one of the beneficiaries.

The donor's recognition is finished after signing the contract and their name is engraved on the Legacy Tree during a special ceremony that is held during the Board of Governors.

Since there is also some taxation aspects that should be considered, we recommend that you contact your local HU Friends Association or our office directly, and we will provide you with professional guidance through one of our expert advocates in Europe.

If you are considering leaving a legacy gift, we would be happy to discuss some options with you. We do recommend that you seek professional advice if you decide to do so.

By making us aware of your intentions, we will be able to answer your specific questions and it is important to allow us to thank you and to acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime.

For more details, please send an email to: danielshri@savion.huji.ac.il



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Simon Levy

Simone Lévy was born in Strasbourg in 1935 to a family who had lived in Alsace for many generations. After working for the Chief Rabbi of Paris, she built a successful career at the legal department of a bank. Simone Lévy has been a decades-long supporter of Jewish organizations and institutions both in France and in Israel. The recipients of her generosity are wide-ranging in scope and include: Yad Vashem; the Organization for Protection of Children in France; the France-Israel Foundation, which promotes exchanges between France and Israel in the economic, scientific and cultural spheres; and the Bikor Cholim Hospital in Jerusalem. She is a long-standing and active member of UHJ-France, the French Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is proud to be associated with the Hebrew University and play an active role in ensuring its future success.


Mony Linz-Einstein was born during the Second World War to an Ashkenazi family that fled Germany. Her family has a strong connection with Hebrew University Founder Albert Einstein, her great-uncle. This is the reason why she chose the Hebrew University, to perpetuate his name in bequeathing a fund for the research of bees and nature. Mony developed her interest in nature during World War II while her family found refuge in a horse stable. Unfortunately, her grandfather and her cousin were murdered by the Nazis after some villagers had given their hiding spot away. When the war ended, Mony's family moved to Périgueux, France, where Mony studied at Lycée, and later the family settled in Brussels. On the strength of this experience, she created the Galerie Epoca in Rue de Verneuil, which had a great success and had been visited by Paloma Picasso, Claude Berri, Ernst Beyeler, the King of Morocco, Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Berger, and Christian Lacroix, among other notables. Her many trips to India sharpened Mony's taste, and she became an expert on Indian art. The choice of strange, rare, and mysterious objects in her gallery fascinated its customers and friends, and continues to amaze. Epoca has even become a genre of art in itself!



Lucie Rozenbaum was born in 1946 in Brussels to Polish-Jewish parents who emigrated before the outbreak of World War II. She currently lives in Paris. Lucy Rozenbaum has an older sister, Rolande. After having obtained a degree in Economics and post-graduated in Management at the Free University of Brussels, Lucie performed various functions the Commission of the European Union for companies linked to media and aeronautics. She moved to Paris in 2005 and served as Secretary General of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, she became General Secretary of the ULIF (Union Libérale Israélite de France). Upon retirement, she began to devote her free time to what was initially a hobby and which soon came to occupy a large part of her time: photography. She joined the Atelier de Photo de AUAN (University and Artistic Association of Neuilly) directed by artist-photographer Karin Lansen. Thanks to her teacher, Lucie Rozenbaum explores the different facets of photography, both at a technical and an aesthetic level. Increasingly passionate about photographic art, she founded the Lucie Rozenbaum Photography Collection, a foundation that combines the 3 axes of its thinking. Photography is a form of art in perpetual development and deserves long-term study. In an increasingly competitive art world, it is important to give young, aspiring creators the opportunity to make themselves known. Between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Rozenbaum family, there is already a very strong link through the existence of a foundation for cancer research in the name of Marc and Ida Rozenbaum, the parents of Rolande and Lucia. Created in 2020, the Lucie Rozenbaum Foundation supports promising young Israeli photographers through the purchase and exhibition of their works in the university halls.