Katherine Merage is a leader in the Jewish community of Los Angeles and Orange County. Indeed, she has been a leader in every community she has ever lived in. Born in Iran, Ms Merage is a noted philanthropist and visionary with respect to the health and well being of the Jewish Community in Israel and the U.S.
Her leadership and financial support has helped sustain the quality and related reputation of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem Katherine’s generosity contributed to the development of the University Synagogue in Orange County and the Jewish Community Center in Orange County. Both facilities are named after her and her late husband Andre . Katherine is committed to the growth and development of the Negev in Israel as a welcoming place of opportunity for the Jewish people.