March 17, 2013
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev mourns the passing of visionary philanthropist, Henry Weiss. Together with his wife, Anita, Henry was a major benefactor of the University, funding the Henry and Anita Weiss Family Building for Advanced Research, the Weiss Family Laboratory for Nanoscale Systems, the recruitment of talented scientists, and more. Henry believed that investing in science research in Israel was an investment in the security and prosperity of the nation. He received an honorary doctorate from BGU in 2006 for his generosity and commitment to Israel. His compassionate and generous spirit will be sorely missed. We extend our deepest condolences to Anita and their children: Donna and Cantor Nathan Lam, Rochelle and Bill Handy, Jeffrey and Rita Weiss, and their families. May they be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.