Mr. Leon Schidlow

Jan 01, 1929 — Nov 10, 2007

Leon was an unusual human being. He always looked beyond his personal interests, taking an energetic role in the Jewish community of Mexico, and proudly supporting the State of Israel and Zionist causes in innumerable ways. To the Weizmann Institute, Leon was always a trusted ally and friend. In his decades of service to Institute presidents, its Board of Governors and Executive Council, he was valued for his thoughtful advice. He always kept the Weizmann Institute's best interests at heart, and the Institute greatly benefited from his wise counsel. His passion for the Institute and for science also manifested itself in his tireless efforts on behalf of the Weizmann Institute's Mexican friends. The honorary Ph.D. degree that he was granted by the Institute was richly deserved.