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  • Arthur Obermayer, US philanthropist who preserved German-Jewish history, dies at 84

    January 12, 2016 | 12:23 pm

    Arthur Obermayer, a Boston-based Jewish philanthropist who honored Germans for preserving local Jewish history, has died.

    Obermayer died Sunday in Dedham, Massachusetts, at 84. The cause of death was cancer, the family confirmed.

    A longtime activist in political and Jewish...

  • New film, ‘Rosenwald,’ tells story of Jewish philanthropist who transformed black lives

    July 20, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Alex Bethea, the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, North Carolina, where he attended a school called Rosenwald.

    But it wasn’t until this week, 50 years later, that...

  • Guilford Glazer, leading Los Angeles philanthropist, dies at 93

    By Ryan Torok

    December 24, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    Guilford Glazer, a strong supporter of Israel, leading Los Angeles philanthropist and real estate developer, died in his Beverly Hills home on Dec. 23, 2014, at 93. 
    Glazer was well known for his support of Israeli universities, including Tel Aviv University (TAU) and...
  • Moise Safra, billionaire philanthropist, dies at 79

    June 16, 2014 | 11:51 am

    Moise Safra, a billionaire banker and philanthropist, died at 79 in Brazil.

    Safra died Sunday at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in Sao Paulo two days after suffering a heart attack, according to Reuters. He reportedly had struggled with Parkinson’s disease for several...

  • Swiss Jewish philanthropist, wife die in house fire

    March 11, 2013 | 7:08 am

    An elderly Jewish philanthropist from Switzerland and his wife died in a fire in their Zurich home.

    Yosef Elbaum, 91, and his wife Raizel, 74, died from smoke inhalation on March 7 after a fire broke out in their attic apartment on Richard Wagner Street in southern Zurich, the...

  • E-mail charging anti-Semitism takes toll on Rev. Lee

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "My entire reputation has been damaged," the Rev. Eric P. Lee said Monday, little more than a week after Jewish philanthropist Daphna Ziman sent an irate e-mail calling him an anti-Semite to her friends and members of the media.

    "This has really taken its toll on me. I've taken the...

  • Family foundations pave new philanthropic path

    By Marc Ballon

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when Jewish philanthropists would crack open their checkbooks at least once a year and make a big contribution to Jewish federations and other Jewish agencies. That was just how it was done.

    No more. As Jews have become more integrated and assimilated into American...