Jewish Journal


May 2, 2002

Community Briefs


Tarbut v'Torah Gets $7 Million Toward New Campus

Even before beginning a public fundraising drive for $20 million -- the balance

needed to build the Samueli Jewish campus and Tarbut v'Torah high school in Irvine -- several local families lowered the hurdle by pledging a total of $7 million, says Gail Duner, a spokeswoman for the Samueli Jewish Campus Committee.

Ralph Stern, chairman of the committee, announced the pledges at a campaign kick-off event on March 30, Duner says. The 150 people invited heard the architect outline goals for the project, whose initial underwriters were an anonymous donor and Henry Samueli, co-founder of Irvine's Broadcom Corporation.

The remaining $13 million will be sought from the wider Jewish community through direct mail as well as solicitations by phone and to individuals beginning in May, Duner says.

ADL Honors Legal Eagles

Leigh Steinberg, left, parnter at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP; and Andrew Guilford, right, partner at Steinberg & Moorad and president of Assante Enterprises, were honored at the Anti-Defamation League's ninth annual Jurisprudence Awards Dinner on April 25. Retired Justice Sheila Sonenshine, center, served as honorary co-chair with Dallas Cowboy Troy Aikman.

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