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  • Genesis Philanthropy Group names Ilia Salita as new CEO

    July 31, 2014 | 11:49 am

    Ilia Salita was appointed the new CEO of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which funds Jewish identity-building efforts for Russian-speaking Jews around the world.

    The Genesis Philanthropy Group is a consortium launched by wealthy Jewish businessmen from the former Soviet Union,...

  • Mark C. Levy, prominent philanthropist, Jewish leader; 88

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    March 5, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Mark C. Levy, prominent philanthropist and Jewish leader, died Feb. 18 at 88. Levy was involved with numerous Jewish communal, humanitarian, religious and cultural organizations, including the Skirball Cultural Center, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Leo Baeck Temple, Hillel...

  • Billionaire Stewart Rahr sets sights on Israel

    February 13, 2014 | 11:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    In the course of a few short days last month, billionaire philanthropist Stewart Rahr spent half a million dollars to bring Holocaust survivors to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in Poland; then he flew on to Israel, where he...

  • Philanthropists honored for lifetime of giving

    By Ryan Torok

    June 27, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    Iranian Jewish philanthropist Izak Parviz Nazarian, 83, watched from his seat while Dora Kadisha, his daughter, spoke from a nearby stage about her love of Israel, her community and helping other people. It was her father who taught her the importance of this mentality, she said.

    ...
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  • RCC still faces questions after sale of Doheny shop

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 10, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Ever since March 24, when the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) revoked Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market’s kosher certification, the nonprofit consortium of Orthodox rabbis has been trying to explain to kosher observant Jews in Los Angeles what went wrong, why they responded...

  • New Doheny Meats owner explains his purchase of scandal-ridden store

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 3, 2013 | 3:49 pm

    Shlomo Rechnitz, a prominent local businessman and philanthropist, has purchased Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market, the scandal-plagued kosher meat retailer and distributor.

    Rechnitz, who co-founded TwinMed, a large medical supply firm, and owns a number of other businesses,...

  • The seder of Jewish pride

    By David Suissa

    February 20, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    Is it possible to build Jewish pride in a very short period of time, like, say, at one dinner party? Seriously, how can you instill a love of Judaism in the time it takes to watch a Lakers game? And how do you do that without being overly preachy or superficial?

    There’s a man in...

  • Philanthropist Zev Wolfson, supporter of traditional Jewish educational institutions, dies

    August 14, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Zev Wolfson, a philanthropist who supported Torah institutions worldwide, has died.

    Wolfson died Monday in New York following a short illness, according to media reports, and was buried the next day in Israel. He was 84.

    He helped spread Torah through kollel and outreach...

  • Jewish philanthropist Sami Rohr dies

    August 7, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Sami Rohr, a major philanthropist whose giving created and sustained hundreds of Chabad-Lubavitch houses around the world, died at 86.

    Rohr, who died Aug. 5 in South Florida and was buried Aug. 7 in Jerusalem, reportedly gave some $250 million to Jewish causes, especially Jewish...

  • Hell hath no fury like a tough (Israeli) woman scorned

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    The last time I spoke to Israeli-born philanthropist Daphna Edwards Ziman, she said she’d begun her debut novel, a thriller titled “The Gray Zone,” (2011) in part, as therapy during the unraveling of her 20-year marriage to real estate mogul Richard Ziman several years ago. ...

  • Philanthropy project puts teens in charge

    June 6, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    Solly Hess, West Coast regional director of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY), was looking for ways to get Jewish teenagers motivated about charitable giving last summer. With the help of Brandon Lurie, a YULA Boys student and NCSY regional board member, he came up...

  • Pro-Israel philanthropist Newton Becker dies at age 83

    By Ryan Torok

    January 4, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    Philanthropist Newton Becker died on Jan. 2, and with his death, the pro-Israel and Jewish communities have lost one of their biggest supporters. Becker, who lived near Los Angeles, died at 83 after a long illness.

    A prolific donor who had a reputation for humility, Becker donated...

  • Ezat Delijani, real estate developer & philanthropist, 83

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 30, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Ezat Delijani, a real estate developer and a leader in Los Angeles’ Iranian Jewish community, died on Saturday, Aug. 27 following a long battle with cancer. He was 83.

    Born Feb. 24, 1928, in Tehran, Delijani joined his family in the textile business after graduating from Tehran...

  • Philanthropist Ann Loeb Bronfman dies

    April 6, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    Philanthropist Ann Loeb Bronfman, who supported a range of causes through the foundation that she founded and ran, has died.

    Bronfman died Tuesday from complications from emphysema at a hospital in Washington, D.C., surrounded by her five children. She was 78.

    She funded and...

  • Stanley Black: Businessman, philanthropist, collector

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2011 | 3:37 pm

    Moses may have brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, but he only gave the Israelites one copy — and those stone tablets weren’t easy to lug around.

    Real estate businessman and philanthropist Stanley Black, on the other hand, has probably distributed hundreds of...

  • Philanthropist Richard Goldman dies at 90

    November 29, 2010 | 7:12 pm

    Richard Goldman, one of the most influential Jewish philanthropists in the country, died early Monday morning in his native San Francisco. He was 90.

    His funeral is tentatively scheduled for Friday at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

    As co-founder of the Richard and Rhoda...

  • Move over Madoff, L.A. gets its own indicted philanthropist

    By Adam Wills

    March 5, 2009 | 6:06 pm

    Sherman Oaks-based mortgage banker Bruce Friedman, whose Friedman Charitable Foundation committed $10 million to the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles and $1 million to Brandon’s Village, a special-needs park in Calabasas, was indicted on securities fraud charges today by the...

  • We don’t need more gabfests on diversity

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The details of the ugly dustup between a leading local Jewish philanthropist, Daphna Ziman, and the local African American head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Eric Lee, are still at issue. Ziman disseminated her account of the encounter in a widely...
  • Jewish philanthropist accuses black pastor of anti-Semitism

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    BREAKING NEWS:
    Brad A. Greenberg, in The God Blog, reprints an apology email from Rev. Lee to Ziman in which Lee 'unequivocally denounces anti-Semitism'


    An email from prominent Jewish philanthropist Daphna Ziman, who is known for her work with Los Angeles social causes, is circulating...
  • ‘Generation Next’  powow at Professional Leaders Project parley

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Generation Next

    By the end of the Professional Leaders Project gathering in Santa Monica, I walked away with three things: a stack of business cards, some good stories and a condom from KinkyJews.com in a package that featured an Israeli flag on the front and an off-color, yet...
  • Jack Gindi, American Jewish University philanthropist, dies at 83

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    August 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jack Gindi, real estate developer, lawyer, philanthropist and Jewish community benefactor, died Saturday, Aug. 4, at 83, following a prolonged illness.

    Known primarily for his philanthropy with American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism), where an auditorium...
  • Obituaries

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Morris Ira Harow, Philanthropist, Dies at 93

    Dr. Morris Ira Harow, a leading Jewish figure in the Los Angeles community for nearly half a century, died on April 29. Dr. Harow was born in New York in 1913 and moved to Los Angeles in 1938, where he had a successful family practice...

  • Briefs: Western Wall dig starts, Israel and U.S. back gays at U.N.

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Starts Western Wall Dig

    Israel began a controversial dig in the Western Wall Plaza. Bulldozers from the Antiquities Authority broke ground Tuesday near a ramp connecting the plaza to the Temple Mount, with officials saying the aim was to search for historical artifacts...

  • Local Couple Secures Pope’s Personal Blessing of Crucifix for Ailing Catholic Friend

    By Norma Zager

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Local Couple Secures Pope's Personal Blessing of Crucifix for Ailing Catholic Friend

    Civic activists and philanthropists Faith and Jonathan Cookler recently returned from an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Leadership Mission led by Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, to...

  • Roast for Richard; A Wish Is Granted; And the World Tastes Good; New Faces X 2

    By Norma Zager

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Roast for Richard
     
    City of Hope honored civic leader and philanthropist Richard S. Ziman at a toast and roast Sept, 14. Ziman was presented with City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award and President's Award for his longstanding commitment to the advancement of science and the care of...
  • The Nation and The World

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Technion Gets $25 Million Gift From Californian

    A California philanthropist has donated $25 million to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. The gift from Lorry Lokey, founder and chairman of Business Wire, will be used to create a new combined life sciences and...

  • The Circuit

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Monty's a Man -- Again

    Philanthropist and game show icon Monty Hall took center stage last week at Temple Shalom for the Arts when he stepped up to the bimah to read from the Torah at his bar mitzvah. Hall embraced the ancient tradition of a second bar mitzvah surrounded by an...

  • You’ll Do Lunch in This Town Again

    By Amy Klein

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Powerful women in Hollywood, back in 1978, were as prevalent as communists during the blacklist. Probably even less so.

    That's when Loreen Arbus came to town. A Jewish girl fresh out of college with some summer internships at Cosmopolitan magazine under her belt, Arbus wanted to make...

  • Record Gift Given to Boston Day Schools

    By Uriel Heilman

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish educators hope one of the largest gifts ever for Jewish education in America will prompt other philanthropists to follow suit.

    The $45 million donation from a group of anonymous families is intended to improve Jewish day school education in Boston. The money will be spent...

  • Abraham Spiegel

    By Tom Tugend

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Abraham Spiegel, a survivor of four concentration camps, who built a new life in America as a successful businessman, philanthropist and ardent supporter of Jewish life in the United States and Israel, died April 10 in his home at the age of 97.

    Among his major legacies are the...

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