• About CFHU

      • Canadian philanthropist Allan Bronfman founded Canadian Friends of Hebrew University in 1944. The organization’s goal was clear; promote awareness, leadership and financial support for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

        Today, CFHU facilitates academic and research partnerships between Canada and Israel, as well as establishes scholarships, supports research and cultivates student and faculty exchanges. Albert Einstein, Martin Buber, Chaim Weizmann and Sigmund Freud were among the university’s founders whose genius inspired a university with no limits or borders. CFHU is dedicated to supporting Hebrew University in its efforts to remain one of the most innovative learning institutions in the world.

    • Canadian Friends of Hebrew University has provided direct funding and has been a catalyst in developing key collaborative medical research partnerships between Canada and Israel.

      • Our Mission

        The primary goal of CFHU is to raise awareness of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, generate funds, support activities, programs and research at the university, as well as recruit qualified Canadian students to Hebrew U. Secondarily, it supports the development of academic ties between Canadian universities and Hebrew U, and offers quality educational programs to local communities that highlight the achievements and expertise of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

      • History

        For over 73 years, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has provided support for what is regarded as one of the world’s leading learning institutions. It was our founding father, Allan Bronfman’s goal to help spread the word of Israel’s leading university and its growing impact in academic spheres and the world over. Today, CFHU and its network of friends across the globe, unite in a singular vision to support the dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of all mankind.

      • Impact

        CFHU’s impact on the Hebrew University of Jerusalem reaches far beyond its fundraising efforts. Through the support of our donors, staff and continued outreach, we share in the success of the university’s groundbreaking efforts in the areas of social sciences, the humanities, exact sciences, and medicine. With headquarters located in almost every major city across Canada, CFHU draws upon its deep connections in local communities to bring forth the continued support that ensures the ongoing success of this world-class institution.