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About the Foundation

About the Foundation

About the Foundation

The Kiryat Shemona Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation formed to support religious education programs conducted by the Kiryat Shemona Hesder Yeshiva, in both Israel and the United States.

We operate exclusively for charitable, religious and educational purposes to support the programs that benefit young religious men fulfilling their military service at the Kiryat Shemona Hesder Yeshiva, in the Israeli northern town of Kiryat Shemona.

The Kiryat Shemona Foundation is currently participating in a capital fundraising campaign to complete the construction of four brand-new dormitory buildings at the KS Hesder Yeshiva. Each building will house more than 200 students.



Lee Samson is the International Chairman of the Board of the Kiryat Shemona Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Young Israel of North Beverly Hills.  He serves on the boards of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Cedars Sinai Hospital and the U.O.J.C.A. As the first West Coast executive director of N.C.S.Y., he was responsible for developing the region from one chapter to 21 chapters, with a presence throughout the western U.S. and Canada.

A graduate of UCLA, Mr. Samson is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Windsor Healthcare Management, one of the largest and most admired skilled nursing rehabilitation providers in California.  The company has garnered numerous state and national awards.

Mr. Samson and his wife, Anne, are deeply involved with charities on a local, national and international level.  They are also devoted and committed to their three children and their 13 grandchildren, who are their pride and joy.



Lee Samson, Director/President
Heather L. Babber, Director/Treasurer
Lawrence E. Feigen, Director/CFO
Donny Feldman, Director/Secretary
Harold Walt, Director

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Located on Israel's northern border, Yeshivat Kiryat Shemona enables student soldiers serving in elite military combat units to continue their Talmudic studies, and it provides both physical and emotional support to a city of 30,000 inhabitants.