Irving I. Stone

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To be distinguished from Irving Stone the novelist

Irving I. Stone (1909 in Cleveland – January 19, 2000) was an American philanthropist, businessman, and founder-chairman of American Greetings,[1]

Irving Saperstein, later Stone, lived in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the founder of the American Greetings Corporation. The Jerusalem suburb of Kiryat Yearim, also known as Telz-Stone, was named in his honor.


Among the causes supported by Stone were Yeshiva University and the Chinuch Atzmai Torah schools in Israel.[2]They were also benefactors of the ArtScroll editions of the Chumash and Tanakh which bear their name. These versions include transliterations of many Hebrew terms rather than translation into English, and use a largely Ashkenazi Haredi spelling of this transliteration.[3] The Stones supported projects under the guidance of Rabbi Nachum Zev Dessler, in Cleveland.[4] Irving I. Stone was also the main benefactor to Camp Stone, a Zionist summer camp in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania.[5]


  1. ^ Congressional Record: n 109-122 pp 1963-1966 Congress - 2010 "Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Irving I. Stone, founder of American Greetings Corporation, whose generosity to his ... Irving I. Stone was an outstanding man who will always be remembered for his outstanding good deeds to his "
  2. ^ New York Times paid obituary notices January 19, 2000
  3. ^ The Open Bible p151 Daniel Rendelman - 2010 "Just read the Jewish Stone's Tanakh translation, "YHWH spoke to Moshe, saying, " Speak to the children of Yisra'el and let them take for Me a terumah; from every man whose heart motivates him you shall take My terumah," Shemot 25:1 & 2. ..."
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