Dina Recanati z"l


A devoted Zionist and generous philanthropist, Dina Recanati’s z"l concern for the next generation led her to identify with the mission of Reichman University a and become a steadfast friend.


Dina Recanati z'l was born in Cairo and raised in Egypt, where she joined the Zionist movement and became active in the Haganah. She developed an abiding dedication to Israel during these years, immigrating to Israel with her late husband, Raphael Recanati z”l, who was an emissary during Aliya Bet. She has contributed greatly to life in Israel through her philanthropic activities, which emphasize her commitment to education, art and medical research.

Dina Recanati z"l instilled the family tradition of giving in her sons, Oudi and Michael Recanati, who joined her in establishing the Raphael Recanati International School at Reichman University in memory of her husband and their father. She has focused her interest in young people and education in the school, which opens the doors of higher education in Israel to Jewish youth from around the world, and is deeply committed to the school’s future.

An accomplished and renowned artist, Dina Recanati’s z"l works have been exhibited in museums and galleries in Israel, Europe and the United States.

She received numerous awards in recognition of her work, which​ can be seen in public and private collections. She extended her enthusiastic support for Reichman University to this area as well and enhanced the face of Reichman University campus by contributing some of her works.