The Mission of the Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University

The Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University (CFBIU), working in cooperation with the Global Development Office of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, seeks contributions at all levels of giving from individuals, families, foundations and businesses who embrace the University’s mission (unique among Israeli universities) to provide students with high-level educational experiences in an academic environment infused with Jewish values and a love of the State of Israel. Your donations further the academic programs, research activities, and future growth of the University.

CFBIU maintains a National and Regional office in Toronto. Gifts to Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University qualify for charitable donation receipts under the guidelines of the Canada Revenue Agency.

CFBIU welcomes your inquiries. If you wish to be regularly informed about events locally or on campus, we would be pleased to add your name to our mailing list.

Message from our President

presidentDear Friends,

Canadians played a major role in the founding of Bar-Ilan and can take great pride that since its inception, Bar-Ilan University has played a meaningful role in educating the scientists and scholars who have made, and continue to make, an important mark on all aspects of Israel’s progress and growth. Through the remarkable work being carried out in the fields of exact and life sciences, business, law, and Jewish studies, the excellence achieved at Bar-Ilan University has led the way to help build, enrich and secure a strong Israel.

We here in Canada can be proud of our numerous contributions. The Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, The Dafna Izraeli Center for Gender & Women’s Studies, The Martin (Susz) Land of Israel Studies Department, The Arnold and Leona Finkler Hall for Human Rights, The Norman and Johanne Sternthal Torat Eretz Yisrael Program and the Gabi and Louis Weisfeld School of Social Work are just a few of the many contributions that Canada has made to make Bar-Ilan the institution it is today.

You too can share this commitment to academic excellence and unite with Israel’s brightest and talented minds by joining me in supporting Bar-Ilan University. The Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University links you with the University. Through a variety of lectures, seminars, and conferences, the Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University will continue to help educate and enrich our community.

Thank you for your interest and support,

Gabi Weisfeld
National President
Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University