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Board Member Lee Liberman Visits Institute

Board of Councilors member Lee Liberman and Lisa Hofheimer, finance director of the Lee Liberman Charitable Foundation, visited USC Shoah Foundation today to meet with staff about upcoming programs.

Ms. Liberman is a Director of the LJCB Group of Companies, a diversified investment group, and chair of the Lee Liberman Charitable Foundation, which provides strategic educational grants to non-profit partners in Australia, Israel and the USA.

Lee is a long-standing Board Councilor of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, and the immediate past Vice Chair of the University of Haifa Board of Governors.

Her support has enabled Visual History Archive access sites at the University of Haifa and Monash University. In January, she attended USC Shoah Foundation’s mission to Poland for board members and supporters as part of Auschwitz: The Past is Present.

Holocaust survivors Eva Slonim and Marta Wise are Lee’s aunts. Both are pictured in the famous photograph of children behind barbed wire at Auschwitz after liberation, and both gave testimony to USC Shoah Foundation.

Lee also is an established Board Member of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council and a Trustee of the Jewish Museum of Australia Foundation. As a committed supporter of the arts, Lee has served on the Council of the Australian National Gallery and the Australian National Gallery Acquisitions Committee. She is also a board member of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, which raises funds for and administers the John Monash Scholarships, the most prestigious postgraduate scholarships in Australia.

Lee is the Producer and Editor of A Day in the Life of Israel, as well as Jerusalem in the Shadow of Heaven, both published by Harper Collins. She is also the Producer and Editor of A Day in the Life of Africa, published by Penguin – Australia/New Zealand/South Africa and the Tides Foundation in the USA, Germany, (in German) and France (in French). Lee chairs the Day In the Life of Africa AIDS Education Fund, which directs all publishing profits from the sale of the book toward AIDS education initiatives in Africa.


(Bio courtesy of The General Sir John Monash Foundation)