The Biblical Museum of Natural History is supported by the generosity of visionary donors. Your contributions help us create and develop this extraordinary and unique institution, and to operate educational programs which benefit all sectors of society. You can join the Museum family and support its mission by joining our society of Friends, Patrons, Benefactors and Founders.



Friends of the Museum

Friends of the Museum support our ongoing mission with an annual donation of $360. Friends of the museum receive: A free family admission to the museum Invitations to exclusive “Friends of the Museum” events Discounts on special museum events and gift store items

Patrons of the Museum

Patrons of the Museumtake a more serious role in supporting our ongoing mission. Bronze Patrons donate $1800 annually, Silver Patrons donate $3600, and Gold Patrons donate $10,000. Patrons receive: Unlimited free admission all year for the patron with their family, including a private tour with museum director Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin An acknowledgement on the Patron board at the Museum A signed copy of The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom Discounts for our special Exotic Banquets (click here for more details.)

Benefactors of the Museum

Benefactors of the Museumare those donors who contribute cumulative gifts over a period of time totaling $100,000 – $500,000. Aside from the above benefits, their names are permanently inscribed on a special plaque at the museum, as well as on the exhibit that they have dedicated, and they also receive an invitation to join the Museum’s international Board of Directors.

Founders of the Museum

Founders of the Museumare those donors who contribute cumulative gifts of $500,000 upwards. Aside from receiving all the above benefits, their names are permanently inscribed as museum founders. They represent the highest category to be reached in the Museum.

Exhibit & Program Dedications

It is possible to dedicate specific sections, exhibits, and programs in the museum. Other donation and dedication options include museum publications, contributions in honor of friends or family, and naming of live animals.

If you are interested in pursuing these or other avenues of involvement, please write to 


Donations are tax-deductible in Israel, the US, Canada, and the UK.

The Biblical Museum of Natural History is funded via The Torah and Nature Foundation, which is registered in the United States as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The tax ID no. is 46‑0957232. Donations can be sent to the following address:

The Torah and Nature Foundation
9200 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite #700
West Hollywood, CA 90069-3603

Keren Torah v’Teva is a recognized 46(a) charity in Israel.

Donations can be sent to:


Keren Torah V’Teva

c/o Rabbi Natan Slifkin

2/1 Nachal Raziel

Beit Shemesh 9963217


Or Via Bank Transfer

Bank name: Pagi (#52)

Bank branch number: 179

Account number: 577863

Account name: Keren Torah V’Teva


Our Founders

Lee Samson, Los Angeles

Our Benefactors

Dawn Arnall, Colorado

Jack & Nancy Dwyer, Baltimore
Chaim and Chana Gelbfish, Brooklyn

Shlomo & Tamar Rechnitz, Los Angeles

Dr. Stephen Schloss, Los Angeles

Jorian Schutz, Virginia
Shlomo Rechnitz, Los Angeles

Brad and Shayna Somer, Memphis

Larry and Shelley Russak, Seattle

Gold Patrons

Harris and Esther Bak, New York

Bronze Patrons

Paul and Diana Appelbaum, New York Mort and Edie Barr, Beit Shemesh

Marc and Chantal Belzberg, Jerusalem

Rachel Heller Bernstein, Jerusalem

Michael and Karine Bloch, Raanana

Phil and Toni Chernofsky, Jerusalem

Shimmy Feintuch, New York

Jerry and Jean Friedman, Los Angeles

Gabi and Yudit Frei, Beit Shemesh

Selwyn and Glynis Gerber, Los Angeles

Aviad and Natalie Goldwicht, Jerusalem Charles Hall & Paul Sinclair, Riverdale

Ralph and Judy Herzka, NY

Bill and Joan Lopatin, Los Angeles

Simon & Pearl Lopian, Manchester, UK

Elise Ohayon-James & Craig James, Israel

Steven and Gail Plotnick, Fairlawn, NJ

David and Miriam Rybak, Beit Shemesh

David and Michelle Silver, Los Angeles

Jaime & Marilyn Sohacheski, Los Angeles

Marc and Susan Wiesen, Teaneck

David and Debbie Wise, Maplewood, NJ

Director's Circle

David and Eynat Blonder, Los Angeles

Faith Branvold and Harold Walt, Los Angeles

Elliott and Robin Broidy, Los Angeles

Gershon & Aviva Distenfeld, Bergenfield

Yehuda and Simi Feigin, Los Angeles

Dov and Nancy Friedberg, Toronto

Ilse Gluckstadt, Carmiel

David and Judy Hager, Los Angeles

Ron and Toby Hersh, New York

Dr. Jameel and Judy Hourani, Los Angeles

Mitch and Joleen Julis, Los Angeles

Ezra and Lauren Kest, Los Angeles

Ben and Michelle Mandelbaum, Los Angeles

Simon and Carolyn Mani, Los Angeles

Glenn and Nathalie Marshak, Los Angeles

Larry and Carol Mizel, Denver

David and Marni Nagel, Los Angeles

Patrick Orr, Bensalem

Tzvi Ryzman, Los Angeles

Josh and Larae Sable, Los Angeles

Ira and Rachel Smedra, Los Angeles

Dr. Steven J. Weiss, Los Angeles

Karen and Gary Winnick, Los Angeles

Silver Patrons

Gershon and Aviva Distenfeld, Bergenfield

Hillel and Ruth Kellerman, Los Angeles

Shimshie Rosenberg, Monsey

Paul Shaviv and Michelle Stein, Palm Beach