Moses Libitzky was born in post-World War II Germany to Eva and Martin Libitzky, both Polish-born Holocaust survivors of the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz Concentration Camp. His family immigrated to rural Connecticut when Moses was a toddler. Moses and his two American-born sisters, Anne and Ellie, were raised on a chicken farm and later moved to suburban Connecticut where Eva and Martin acquired and operated a dry-cleaning business.
Moses attended Brandeis University and moved to Northern California soon after graduating college. After working in the computer industry Moses opened his own real estate development, investment, and management company in 1976. Today Libitzky Property Companies holds a diverse portfolio of commercial and industrial properties across the United States.
Moses married the former Susan Solomon, originally from Dallas, Texas, in 1984 and their son Michael is a photographer living in the Los Angeles area.
Libitzky organizations operate as a true family endeavor. Nathan Petrowsky, Moses’ brother-in law, serves as President of Libitzky Property Companies and is also on the board of the Libitzky Family Foundation. In addition, Sharon Petrowsky, Moses’s niece, is the second generation of the family to join Libitzky Property Companies and also plays an active role in the Libitzky Family Foundation.
The Libitzky Family Foundation is a supporting foundation of the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (JCF). Grants are also made from the Libitzky Family Foundation Fund, a donor-advised fund of the JCF.