Our Vision is to remember the past, heal the present and enhance the future of the Jewish people and all humanity.

Holocaust Education: Creating a critical bridge between history and empathy

Holocaust Education: Creating a critical bridge between history and empathy

When we only discuss the Holocaust through the lessons that it can teach us, we obscure the Holocaust as an event, turning it into a metaphor.


How we work


“Generosity toward the future lies in giving to the present.”


– Albert Camus



We aim to achieve measurable impact in our key priority areas and to improve the lives of others.

Here are just a few examples:

Azrieli Music Prizes New Jewish Music Vol. 2

Azrieli Music Prizes New Jewish Music, Vol. 2

On September 13, 2019, Analekta and the Azrieli Foundation released the second AMP recording New Jewish Music, Vol. 2 – Azrieli Music Prizes. The album features the world premiere recordings of works by composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, winner of the 2018 Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music, and composer Avner Dorman, winner of the 2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music.


Azrieli Fellows Program


By enabling the world’s future leading minds with access to academic resources and opportunities, the Azrieli Foundation aims to encourage creative thinking, the cross-pollination of ideas and drive out-of-the-box solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.


Latest News & Events


COVID-19: A message to our grantees from the Azrieli Foundation

As recommended by the governments of Ontario and Quebec to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Azrieli Foundation staff will be working remotely until further notice. Please rest assured that our operations will continue to ensure that our payments to you will continue as scheduled.

Jewish music is honoured — but what is it?

What is Jewish music? The Azrieli Foundation's Music Prizes seek to answer that impossible question.

The Azrieli Foundation Announces Calls for Proposals for New Performance Fund

The annual Azrieli Music Prizes Performance Fund (AMP-PF) supports professional music ensembles in preparing and presenting public performances of Azrieli Music Prize-winning works.

The Azrieli Foundation Donates $18 Million to Yeshiva University

The donation is the Azrieli family’s latest investment in higher education, the Jewish community and the next generation of leaders

Six world-class research teams to investigate new frontiers in metabolism in health and disease

The Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) are pleased to announce the recipients of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program’s 5th call for proposals. These world-class research teams will direct their focus towards new frontiers in metabolism.

The Azrieli Foundation Announces 2020 Azrieli Music Prize Winners

The Azrieli Foundation proudly announces the three winners of their 2020 Azrieli Music Prizes: Keiko Devaux, Yotam Haber, and Yitzhak Yedid.

CONFRONTING DEVASTATION

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Book launch presents an evening of reflection, listening to…

Naomi Azrieli on building a legacy and how to use it generously

Every human being deserves a life of dignity. Everyone has capacity. It’s up to us as a society to help people actualize that capacity.

Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada mark Brain Awareness Week with $1-M grant program for Early-Career Investigators

“We are committed to these investigators who are in the early stages of their careers as they are in a unique position to advance innovative research projects. They often have difficulty securing their first grant through traditional funding, yet they approach their research with a high risk/high reward approach, and that is something that we want to support.”

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