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Marcos and Adina Katz

 

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Marcos and Adina Katz

Marcos & Adina Katz

 

Mordechai David (Marcos) Katz is from Mexico, a Zionist and prominent businessman active in Mexico and Israel. He is a Holocaust survivor who was sent as a youth on Aliyah to the Kfar HaNoar HaDati, a religious youth village. In 1947 he joined his parents in Mexico where he became involved in community life, ultimately becoming one of its leaders. Together with Adina, he has invested much of his vitality, time and resources to Jewish education in Mexico, Israel and the US.

 

Adina and Marcos Katz have been very involved in the development of the Mexican Jewish community, founding Mexico City's Holocaust Museum and Yeshivat Emuna, a primary and secondary school (12 years). In Israel, Adina and Marcos Katz have donated scholarships to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Midreshiyat Noam and have made contributions to Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum, Bar Ilan University, Har Etzion Yeshiva Library, Ezer Mizion, the Israeli Presidential Conference, Shaarei Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem Great Synagogue, Mercaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva and Sunrise – activities for juvenile cancer patients and their families. In the US, The Katzs support New York's Yeshiva University and the girls' Brooklyn-based Bnot Zion of Bobov.

 

Since 2004, Marcos and Adina have been supporting the over 100,000 Torah lessons given via the internet by Yeshiva University. 100,000 visitors visit the website every month and visitors can choose between a daily Talmud lesson, the weekly Torah portion, periodicals and hundreds of other subjects.  The site creates and maintains connections between different communities and acts as a platform for high schools, Yeshivas, synagogues and other organizations.

 

Marcos has received a number of honors for his enormous contribution to Jewish life including: Honorary Doctorate from Bar Ilan University, Honorary Doctorate in Law from Yeshiva University, Keter Shem Tov from the Orthodox Union, and the National Order of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic.

 

Marcos is the Chairman and was one of the founders of the Mexico-Israel Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was the driving force behind the Mexico-Israel and Mexico-US trade agreements.

 

The Adina and Marcos Katz Family Foundation coordinates the Katz's philanthropic activities in Israel and around the world.