About the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundations

Since its inception in 1994, the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundations has dedicated itself to strengthening Jewish life in Chicago, the United States and Israel. In addition, they strive to  improve the quality of life in the Chicago metropolitan area by supporting secular organizations that address hunger issues and promote prevention of drug abuse. The Goodman family has always been dedicated to the State of Israel, believing in David Ben-Gurion’s vision for development the Negev.

As part of the visionary efforts of the late Lillian and Larry Goodman to build the Negev and Be’er Sheva, in particular, the foundation has funded many organizations and projects:

Ben Gurion University of the Negev projects include

*The Executive Building of the Engineering Sciences * 

  • IMPACT Scholarship Program * 

*The “Open Apartments” program * 

:Social Service Programs

The Lillian and Larry Goodman Child & Family Center including the Ilse Lopatin INBAL Center * 

:Cultural Programs & Projects

Lillian and Larry Goodman Bat Dor Municipal School of Dance * 

The Cebrin Goodman Home for the Kamea Dance Company * 

 The Lillian & Larry Theatre & Acting School of the Negev: Initial renovation was made possible through the generous donation of the Lillian & Larry Goodman Foundations

Leisure Time Projects

Rambam Playground * 

Ilan Ramon z’l Playground * 

Hatzerim Air Force Base Gym & Exercise Center * 

Renovation: Comprehensive Gimmel High School Dorot Dance Center, including the locker rooms *

:Special FIDF Project

Dedication of Torah to Beit Golani in Be’er Sheva

Projects in Soroka Medical Center

Heart Electrophysiology Laboratory: Radiology and Navigation Systems * 

Playground in Pediatrics outpatient clinics *