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Maurice Amado
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1887
Izmir
Izmir, Turkey
Death: Jul. 31, 1968
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Amado came from a Sephardic Jewish family that lived for several centuries in the Old Ottoman Turkish Empire, following their ancestors' expulsion from Spain in 1492. Amado emigrated to the United States from Turkey in 1904 where he settled in New York and, upon his retirement, resettled in Los Angeles in the 1950's. He was in the tobacco trade business, at first working for Standard Commercial Tobacco Company until he left to work for himself. With the proceeds from his profits in the tobacco business he became a successful financier and investor. In 1961 he established the Maurice Amado Foundation that has been directed by members of his family since 1968. For several decades the Foundation primarily supported organizations that served members of the Sephardic Jewish community, promoted knowledge of Sephardic Jewish culture and heritage, and expanded knowledge of the contributions of Sephardic Jews to Jewish life. The sanctuary at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel was built with funds from the Maurice Amado Foundation and the temple's social hall is named in his honor. The Foundation has awarded grants to a wide array of charitable organizations that reflect the philanthropic interests of the Foundation's Directors and Advisors.

 
 
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  Rose Bernstein Amado (1889 - 1958)
 
Burial:
Home of Peace Memorial Park
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Maurice Amado Garden, adjacent to Jack Warner
 
Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Mar 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87084693
Maurice Amado
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Maurice Amado
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Maurice Amado
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- Kat
 Added: May. 2, 2014
Rest in peace.
- Threeweeks
 Added: Jun. 28, 2013

- Bernard Johnson
 Added: May. 18, 2012
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