Honorary Doctorate for Perth Businessman

June 7, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will confer an honorary doctorate on Perth businessman Harry Hoffman on Sunday.

Harry Hoffman

Respected businessman and leading member of Perth’s Jewish community, Harry Hoffman is a role model of charity who has extended longtime support to educational, social welfare and cultural causes in Western Australia and Israel.

A Czech-born survivor of the Holocaust, Hoffman overcame the tragedies of his early years and eventually established the Ardross Group, one of Australia’s leading development concerns.

Harry Hoffman is a life governor of the United Israel Appeal in Western Australia and chairman of the Korsunski Charitable Trust.

Determined to provide others with the educational opportunities of which he was deprived, Harry Hoffman has supported many organizations and scholarships for Jewish students to study in Australia and at the Hebrew University. Harry and Sylvia Hoffman are loyal supporters and Honorary Fellows of the Hebrew University, and in 2007 they established the Harry and Sylvia Hoffman Leadership and Responsibility Program for graduate students at the Hebrew University, which is at the vanguard of the University’s efforts to cultivate leadership, social responsibility and intellectual curiosity among Israel’s future leaders. Their generosity has changed the lives of many young Israelis.

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