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The Lillian & Larry Goodman Foundations

Since its establishment in 1994, the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundations has been dedicated to strengthening Jewish life in Chicago, the United States and Israel, as well as improving the quality of life within the Chicago metropolitan area by supporting secular organizations which address education and hunger issues, and promote the prevention of drug abuse. The Goodman family  has always been devoted to the State of Israel and the Jewish community and believe in David Ben Gurion’s vision of developing the Negev.


In addition, The Goodman Foundations has supported many organizations and projects in our community:

  • Ben Gurion University
    • The Management Building of The Engineering Science Department
    • IMPACT scholarship program
    • “Open Apartment “ program
  • The L&L Goodman Child & Family Center - The Ilis Lopatin INBAL Center
  • The L&L Goodman Bat Dor Municipal Dance Cente - The Center for the Kamea Dance Company
  • The Ilan Ramon playground
  • The Rambam playground
  • The Hatzerim Air Force Base work-out room
  • The renovation of Mekeif Gimmel High School Dorot Dance Studio and dressing rooms
  • Torah dedication to “Beit Golani” in Be’er Sheva
  • Projects in Soroka Hospital
    • The Cardiac Electrophysiology lab: radiology and navigation systems
    • The Playground Patio in the Pediatrics Outpatient Department

As part of the visionary efforts of Lillian and Larry Goodman to develop the Negev and Be’er Sheva, the The L & L Goodman Theatre and Acting School of the Negev was renovated as the result of the generous contribution of Lillian and Larry Goodman and for this we are truly thankful..