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22.03.2021 | ט ניסן התשפא

In Memoriam: Dr. Mordecai D. Katz

Bar-Ilan University mourns the passing of Dr. Mordecai D. Katz, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees


Dr. Mordecai Katz, together with his wife, Dr. Monique Katz, were pillars of our university, and initiated many important capital and academic projects at Bar-Ilan. During his tenure as chairman, the university witnessed unprecedented growth and achievements.  Under his leadership, the university’s north campus was built up and the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine was established. In 1999, he received an honorary doctorate from the university in recognition of his pivotal role.  

Dr. Katz’s personal ideals and steadfast commitment to Jewish education and values helped shape the very nature and identity of Bar-Ilan University. He leaves a lasting legacy of chessed and philanthropy globally, and his leadership will be sorely missed.