Wolfson, Isaac

   Scottish businessman and philanthropist. He was born in Glasgow. He became chairman of Great Universal Stores in 1946. After World War II he devoted himself to philan-thropic activities. The Edith and Isaac Wolfson Trust provided funds for building the Supreme Rabbinical Centre in Jerusalem, 50 synagogues throughout Israel, and the Kiryat Wolfson housing project for new immigrants. Wolfson also served as chairman of the Joint Palestine Appeal of Great Britain and Ireland, and president of the United Synagogue.

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