Phoenix Jewish philanthropist murdered


A prominent Jewish activist in Phoenix, Irving Shuman, 84, was murdered at his office on Tuesday.

Shuman’s body was found on Tuesday evening at his real-estate office after he failed to show for a dinner appointment, according to the Arizona Republic. His car was also stolen.

Shuman, who was active in Jewish organizations and pro-Israel lobbies, had received several honors, including the Tree of Life award by the Jewish National Fund in Arizona and the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Medal of Honor.

“Irv Shuman was a man of exceptional values,” said Rabbi Ariel Shoshan, who studied with Shuman and other Phoenix executives on Thursday mornings, according to the Republic. “He lived for causes like the well-being of Israel and the furtherance of Jewish education and was an active supporter of over 100 charities.”

Shuman’s missing Lexus is a four-door sedan with Arizona plate 480CAT, and police are urging anyone with information to call 911.

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