Irving Moskowitz, American businessman and philanthropist, Died at 88


Irving Moskowitz was born on January 11, 1928, and died June 16, 2016.

He was an American physician, businessman, and philanthropist.

Irving’s philanthropy, in part, who seek to create a Jewish majority in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.

He was the ninth of thirteen children born to Jewish immigrants from Poland. 120 of his relatives died in the Holocaust.

Moskowitz grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Then, Irving relocated to California where he started his medical practice, and later building and managing hospitals.

Irving Moskowitz began the foundation in 1968.

He resided in Miami Beach, Florida.

Cherna was his wife with whom he had 8 children and over 40 grandchildren.

Other than his notable Zionist activities is the foundation to help Shinlung immigration to Israel.

The family also founded the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism in 2008.

He built a businesses like running hospitals and legal gambling in California.

Irving Moskowitz was the founder of the Moskowitz Foundation, created “to help people in need regardless of race, creed, politics or religion.”

His foundation raises funds for Jewish housing projects in East Jerusalem through its charity bingo hall in Hawaiian Gardens, California.

The funding was channeled through two settler organizations El’ad and Ateret Cohanim that work to create a Jewish majority in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.

Through the Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation, he donated $1.5 million to the City of Hawaiian Gardens for the construction of the Fedde Middle School Sports Complex, the first state-of-the-art sports facility in the city.

Irving Moskowitz passed away 88 yrs old.