BOYAR, LOUIS H. (1898–1976), U.S. real estate developer and philanthropist. Boyar, born in San Francisco, resided in Los Angeles from 1934. He was a pioneer of large-scale home building and community planning in Los Angeles after World War II. Boyar built the city of Lakewood, one of the first and largest planned communities in the U.S. He directed large-scale personal benefactions and fund-raising efforts to the economic and cultural needs of Israel. He served the state of israel bonds organization in many capacities, including that of chairman of the Board of Governors. He also served as chairman of the Board of Israel Investors, Inc. Many educational and social service institutions in Israel were erected by him in memory of his wife, Mae. Boyar was deputy chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University. Boyar also supported a number of U.S. institutions, particularly in Los Angeles.   In Israel, the Boyar Building is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Mount Scopus campus. It houses the Rothberg International School. The Na'amat women's organization's Mae Boyar Multipurpose Day Care Center helps families in distress; the Mae Boyar High School in Jerusalem is a residential school that serves disadvantaged junior and senior high school youth. (Max Vorspan / Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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