Coming from a deeply Zionist family, Harry is a graduate of McGill University, the french-language Université de Montréal law school and Harvard Business School. Family wealth began in Western Canada oil exploration. He was a commercial banker on Wall Street with Schroders, then joined his family office in Montreal where he leads Bloomfield & Avocats, a law firm specializing in international business transactions; and is President of the Eldee Foundation, a Canadian Charitable Foundation which has established important projects in Canada and Israel since the late 1950’s. He is most proud of the 18 Reshet Amal schools built in the name of Lady Davis and of his late father and uncle; the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem; the Bloomfield Stadium; and many other programs with the Hebrew University, Ben Gurion of the Negev, Tel Aviv University and the Technion where he sits, at the last two, on their Board of Governors. Harry was a commissioner of the Quebec Securities Commission, also for many years a board member of the Business Development Bank of Canada and has sat on numerous corporate boards both public and private. With his first-and-only wife Nancy he has three sons – Jon with an MBA from TAU; Andrew an MD from TAU and James who spent 18 months working for Stand With Us in Jerusalem.
Because of a long and deep family relationship with the Keren Kayemet, the moshav SDE NITZAN was named in honor of his family – SDE meaning field, and NITZANIM meaning blooms!