Gift to Establish Samuel Friedman Library in UB’s Institute for Jewish Thought and Heritage

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A generous gift from the foundation of a late Western New York businessman has established the Samuel Friedman Library in the Institute for Jewish Thought and Heritage (IJTH) at the University at Buffalo.

Samuel Friedman, who owned several restaurants in Niagara Falls, was very dedicated to his Jewish faith, according to his attorney, Don Day. He established the Samuel Friedman Foundation to support and strengthen Jewish educational initiatives and programs.

“Samuel was extremely generous, but shied away from publicity,” Day recalled. “He would be absolutely thrilled to know of this gift to UB because he believed very strongly in supporting educational causes.”

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