Jacob Goldfinger z'l was born in Poland in 1914. After losing his
entire family in the Holocaust, he married and immigrated to the
U.S., where he raised two children in the Torah derech.
He was zoche to live until age 93 with his mental capacities
unimpaired, and saw 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren
in his lifetime.
Mr. Goldfinger was not privileged to have an extensive formal
education, but he had a very sharp mind and an exceptional
memory for figures.
Several of his children and grandchildren use mathematics
extensively in their technical professions.
We believe he would be very proud of a program intended to
cultivate mathematics advancement among yeshiva students
that bears his name.
About Jacob Goldfinger