Daniel Jusidman


Daniel Jusidman is a prominent Mexican businessman, who for years headed one of the world’s leading companies in the hardware industry. Mr. Jusidman is renowned for his philanthropic work, and over the past few years he has contributed generously to several education and health institutions in Israel.


Mr. Jusidman, whose parents emigrated from Russia to Mexico, formed a special bond with Israel in his youth. On May 15, 1948, just one day after David Ben Gurion declared the inception of the State of Israel, Mr. Jusidman celebrated his bar mitzvah. Being a member of Hashomer Hatzair youth movement further reinforced his devotion to Zionism.


In 1961 Mr. Jusidman arrived in Israel to study a master’s degree at the Israel Institute of Technology, but was called back to Mexico due to his father’s sudden death. At the age of 27, Mr. Jusidman took over his father’s hardware manufacturing workshop, turning it from a small business with 12 employees to a global business empire with 5000 employees.


Today, Truper Herramientas is the biggest hardware producer, exporter and importer in Latin America, and one of the biggest companies in the field worldwide. The company operates in dozens of countries across America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.


In 2007, 45 years after founding Truper Herramientas, Mr. Jusidman left one of his sons as head of the family business and retired, splitting his time between Mexico City, New York and Tel Aviv, and dedicating himself to a wide-range of philanthropic endeavors, which he carries out with characteristic modesty.


Over the past few years, and as part of his belief that Israel must be made stronger and serve as the center for Jews worldwide, Mr. Jusidman has pursued philanthropic endeavors in Israel to benefit disadvantaged sectors in society. Through the Daniel Foundation, headed by his son Igal Jusidman, Mr. Jusidman has sponsored the new trauma and emergency medicine wing at Rabin Medical Center’s Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva, as well as the construction of the regional Yad Sarah Center in Beersheba, and the construction of the crisis center in the Neve Michael Children’s Village in Pardes Hanna.


Mr. Jusidman advocates educational activities for periphery youth. Since 2011, he contributed to the establishment of the Educating for Excellence Association’s center in Lod, which offers a diverse educational and social program for students. The next school year will see the inauguration of the Jusidman Science Center for Youth at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Mr. Jusidman is involved in other projects, such as “Beeri” and “Tarbut Israel” with the Shalom Hartman Institute; “Neurim” in the Druze villages; “Yuvalim” enrichment in high schools; “Teach for Israel”; and others.


Mr. Jusidman is a dear friend of Reichman University and a member of the American Friends of Reichman Unversity. As part of his close relationship with the school, Mr. Jusidman contributes to the important research activities by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, which seeks to develop innovative public policy pertaining to the global threat of terror, through applied research on the phenomenon of terrorism and how it may be dealt with.


The Daniel Foundation has partnered with Reichman University in the Mifras Program, which fosters quality and significant entrepreneurship among school principals. The Reicchman University oversees the project, whose partners include also the Lautman Fund, the Beracha Foundation, the Yad Hanadiv Foundation and JPMorgan, which gives school principals the professional tools they need to develop school initiatives.