About the Dangoor Family

For decades, the Dangoor name has been associated with philanthropy. Through their engagement, the Dangoor family has helped open many new vistas in science, the humanities and education in both England and in Israel. Their generosity has promoted medical research, provided tuition scholarships and stipends, advanced interfaith relationships, and strengthened Iraqi Jewry; it has played a crucial role in advancing Jewish and universal causes across the globe.


At Bar-Ilan University, Sir Naim Dangoor CBE Z”L and his family through his Exilarch’s Foundation have sponsored tuition scholarships for Iraqi students, established the Sir Naim Dangoor Centre for Universal Monotheism and created the Dangoor Centre for Personalized Medicine.

Sir Naim, Doctor Honoris Causa of Bar Ilan University, was born in April of 1914 in Iraq, was the grandson of then Chief Rabbi Ezra Dangoor and son of the world’s largest printer of Arabic books.  He moved to London in 1963, where he founded a community center in West Kensington for new Iraqi Jewish immigrants. In 1971 he began editing and publishing The Scribe – Journal of Babylonian Jewry, with 4000 subscribers in 25 countries, which continued to be published for 35 years.  In 1980 he set up The Exilarch's Foundation, a charity that has made numerous donations to causes relating to education and health.

DR. DAVID DANGOORDr. David Alan Ezra Dangoor, CBE, one of four sons of the late Sir Naim and Renee Dangoor, is a British businessman and philanthropist.

He is Exilarch of The Exilarch's Foundation and its subsidiary, Dangoor Education - registered charities that have lent their support to causes related to education and health in Israel and in the U.K.  

David Dangoor has served as Vice-President of the World Organization of Jews from Iraq (WOJI), as President of the Board of Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation and chairs the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith.

Bar-Ilan University proudly awarded David Dangoor a PhD Honoris Causa in 2017 for his tireless efforts to further education, culture and art throughout the UK and Israel. As part of the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honors, David Dangoor was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his service to the community.