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March 26, 2001
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Adolph Levis, inventor of the Slim Jim snack treat and a leading philanthropist in South Florida’s Jewish community, died March 20 at the age of 89 in Boca Raton, Fla. Levis, who devised the dried meat snack in the 1940s, gave more than $3.5 million to the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, including a $2 million gift to help establish a Jewish community center there.

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