Since the end of the 19th Century and to this very day, the Rothschild family has been one of the supporting pillars in the notion, establishment and development of the State of Israel. Throughout these many long decades, the family has consistently been at the forefront of realizing the conceptual path of a progressive Jewish state that will not only be the home of the Jewish people but also a symbol and paradigm of social justice and equal opportunity. The Rothschild Caesarea Foundation is the continuation of the journey implementing this vision, which was formed more than a century ago and persists in beating strongly among the descendents and followers of the Known Benefactor.

Establishment of the Foundation and Its Unique Operational Model

The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (IL) was established by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, the grandson of the Known Benefactor. While his grandfather left his mark by acquiring lands and settling them, Baron Edmond de Rothschild will be remembered for his contribution to the industrialization of Israel, and similarly, for his contribution and generosity to educational and cultural institutions.

At the end of the 1950s the Rothschild Family transferred its Caesarea property (approximately 30,000 dunams, or 7,400 acres) to the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation, inviting the State to be a partner in the Foundation.

The Foundation operates according to a unique model, by which all the development revenue from the Caesarea locality is handed over by the Foundation's subsidiaries, the Caesarea Development Co. Ltd. and the Caesarea Assets Corp., to the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, which in turn invests its profits in promoting education and higher learning in Israel.

When Baron Edmond de Rothschild passed away in 1997, responsibility for the family's banking group and network of philanthropic Foundations was assumed by his son – Baron Benjamin de Rothschild. Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and his wife, Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, actively manage the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation's activity and influence throughout Israel, as part of the network of Edmond de Rothschild Foundations operating in the educational field all over the world.

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Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation

104 Rothschild blvd,

Tel Aviv
Telephone: +972 4 6174809
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