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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pmThe 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...
April 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm
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...
November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmGeneration 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...
August 5, 2007 | 8:00 pmJack 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...
August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pmDr. 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...
February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmIsrael 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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As millions of people across the globe yak away on their cell phones, they can thank an Italian Jewish immigrant who laid the foundation for the ubiquitous device.
Equally grateful is USC, which earlier this month unveiled its newly named Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering...
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