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Philanthropist Joan Arnow dies at 80

NEW YORK (JTA) — Joan Arnow, a noted Jewish philanthropist, has died following a long bout with melanoma.

Arnow, who lived in the New York suburb Scarsdale, died Tuesday. She was 80.

She was being remembered as a creative philanthropist who supported a number of diverse projects, many of them Jewish.

Along with her husband, Robert, Arnow was a major supporter of the UJA-Federation of New York, according to The New York Jewish Week. Robert Arnow is a member of the JTA board.

The Arnows helped bring the television show "Sesame Street" to Israel. They also promoted the careers of young musicians and opera singers, as well helped bring the arts and Shakespeare to New York City public schools, according to the Scarsdale Patch.

Arnow’s father, the late real estate developer Jack Weiler, also was a noted Jewish philanthropist.

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