Charles Krauthammer was born in New York in 1950 and moved with his parents to French-speaking Canada as a child. He was married to painter and sculptor Robyn Krauthammer and has a son named Daniel who was born in 1986. Both Charles and Robyn Krauthammer were promoters of Jewish music and culture and are co-founders of "Pro Musica Hebraica," a cultural organization based in Washington. Both have always had an interest in Jewish culture and traditions. Dr. Krauthammer passed away on June 21 2018 from cancer of the small intestine.
Charles Krauthammer grew up in a strict Orthodox Jewish family. His father was of French ancestry and his mother was born in Belgium. They decided to move from New York to Montreal when Charles was young. He kept a very private life and rarely shared details about his family with the public, with the exception of a few references to his son Daniel in his book "Things That Matter." He married Robyn Krauthammer in 1974 and both were fluent in Hebrew. Together, they ran a cultural organization that organizes concerts promoting Jewish music. The two met while attending Oxford University in England. At the time, Robyn was a Jewish-Australian student who also worked as a law clerk for the chief justice's office.