of education, architecture, Holocaust education, developmental disabilities, and scientific and medical research. The Azrieli Foundation also publishes the awardwinning Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs, written by Canadian Holocaust survivors. David’s belief in the importance of education is apparent in his philanthropic pursuits as well as his personal journey: in 1997, at the age of 75, he earned a Master’s degree in Architecture at Carleton University.
Among David’s many honours are the Order of Canada, l’Ordre Nationale du Québec, Honorary Trustee (“Neeman”) of the City of Jerusalem, and honorary doctorates from Concordia University, Yeshiva University, Carleton University, Tel Aviv University, and Technion. David Azrieli is married to Stephanie Lefcort. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
On July 9, 2014, David Azrieli passed away, at the age of 92, leaving a remarkable legacy of philanthropy that is carried on by his family.