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In Memory of Anne Samson, a”h

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In Memory of Anne Samson, a”h

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Anne Samson, sister in-law of Rabbi Tzfaniah and Rabbanit Sharri Drori, wife of 47 years to Lee Samson, mother of Dani, Aliza Rosenstein and Tali Slifkin, and grandmother to 14 wonderful children, passed away after a car accident.  A memorial service was held at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills on Sunday 18th August and Anne was buried in Israel on Tuesday 20th August.  Mr. Samson was also injured, and is recovering.

The Samson family appreciates all of your prayers, support and outpouring of love and concern.  Anne Samson was an inspiration to all, her generosity and contribution to humanity is unsurpassed and will live in our hearts forever.

It is a custom, often in lieu of flowers, to perform an act of ‘tzedakah’ to honor the memory of the deceased.  The Samson family suggests that if you would like to make a donation to the “Anne Samson Memorial” you may send a check payable to ‘Kiryat Shemona Foundation’ to 9200 Sunset Blvd., #700, West Hollywood, CA 90069-3603. You may also contribute through the website at

The Kiryat Shemona Yeshiva is an institution of Torah study for Israeli soldiers stationed on the Lebanese-Israeli border.  The Yeshiva serves those within its walls, as well as those in the surrounding community, providing a variety of services including assistance to the poor, elderly and infirm.  A contribution to the Kiryat Shemona Foundation (which Lee and Anne founded together) is an appropriate way to memorialize Anne, as it intertwines a commitment to Torah and love for Israel, with the important communal work of caring for the sick and less fortunate, providing programs for children with special needs, and generally building a family out of community.

There are not sufficient words to express our sadness for our devoted friend, Mr. Samson and the entire family, at the loss of their beloved Anne.

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