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Bezalel deeply mourns the passing of Blanche Shapiro


Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem deeply mourns the passing of Blanche Shapiro at 106 years young.
The matriarch of Bezalel since she and her beloved husband, Romie, founded the Friends of Bezalel four decades ago. A true patron of the arts and supporter of education.
We shall be forever grateful for her immense commitment and tireless efforts on behalf of Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem where the Romie and Blanche Shapiro Department of Fine Arts proudly carries their legacy.
Blanche will remain a tremendous inspiration to us all and will be sorely missed by those fortunate to have known her.
Prof. Adi Stern, President
Mr. Dan Meridor, Chairman
Mr. Dor Lin, Director General
Mrs. Liv Sperber, Vice President for International Affairs