Andy Bronfman

I hope some of our other posters who have participated in programs sponsored by the Bronfmans will add to this post, but I at least wanted to put this up for now.

Andrea (Andy) Bronfman, wife of Charles, and one of the foremost Jewish philanthropists and leaders in charity and works for our communities, institutions and Israel, was killed today as she was taking a morning walk. She was hit by a car and passed away later from her injuries. She will be buried in Israel tomorrow.

Among her many endeavors were the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.

Deepest condolences to her family; her good works and deeds have touched the lives and hearts of so many.

Hi. This is ck. I’d like to add my condolences to the Bronfmans on their loss of Andrea Bronfman. I was stunned by the news of this senseless tragedy. I hope that her friends and loved ones derive some comfort from the fact that her name and spirit will live on for many years to come thanks to the many activist and philanthropic endeavors she has been involved in, both with her husband Charles and on her own.

Andrea’s funeral will be held in New York and she will be buried in Israel on Friday.

More on Andrea Bronfman:
Jerusalem Post
CBC news
The Toronto Globe and Mail
The Canadian Jewish Congress
Hillel International
The World Jewish Congress

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  • The Bronfmans are an exemplary Jewish family who stayed involved and concerned about the community and Israel and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy and wish them well and we should only know of simchas and Yiddishe nahcas.

  • ok, every time I try to post my little comment in the post itself, the post disappears, so

    My deepest condolences. It’s a sad day for the Jewish people, we’ve lost a great woman. May her legacy and her works continue to inspire others.

  • The Birthright Israel program is pure genius and a critical tool to ensuring future of the Jewish community. May it continue to flourish as a testament to Andrea Bronfman and her devotion to her people.

  • I didn’t cry until I saw her photo. Then I lost it. What light coming out of that face. Thank G-d it was just an awful accident; nobody meant harm. The driver was questioned and released. She will be buried in Jerusalem on the Mt. of Olives. Gil Troy just wrote a particularly wonderful memoir of her. What a loss.

  • Terrible news. I’m sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family, and may they continue to gain strength from the larger Jewish community to which they’ve been so committed.

  • I am so sorry to hear this 🙁 As someone whose life was dramatically and irrevocably changed by Birthright, I can never possibly hope to repay her and their organization for the good they have done for me.

  • What awful news – I recognized Ms. Bronfman’s face right away from the photo. She and her husband gave a speech to my Birthright group, right near the Kotel. I only remember bits and pieces but it was a very moving experience, and her passion for Birthright and its purpose was evident. She must have been a remarkable woman – my condolences to the Bronfman family on her passing.

  • My heart is broken… How could something like this happen? There are no words that could possibly describe my feelings… Mr. Bronfman I offer you and your family my condolences

  • I just went to her funeral (they are members of my shul). Lovely, heartfelt messages from family and friends. They are a warm and resilient bunch, her loved-ones. The place was packed: I’m sure her husband felt the outpouring of compassion and grief.

  • I had the pleasure of working with their foundation to fund some (web) projects my company was developing in the late 90s. Andrea was our guest once, and she was a truly warm, engaging and intelligent woman. Their generosity was vital to our success, and they appreciated our vision in a way that is hard to understand. It could be argued that sites like this one would not be what they are today without Andrea’s leadership.

    May her loved ones be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.