Israel received the lowest possible score in a freedom of marriage survey conducted by the Israeli religious rights organization Hiddush.
The question often asked of the rich and powerful is, “What drives them?” In the case of Stanley Gold, head of Shamrock Holdings, the man who saved the Disney Empire and the man who has honed capitalism to a fine art, the question is, “What will Stanley Gold be driving -- when he risks life and limb to compete in a cross continent auto race?”
In 2007, when philanthropist Stanley Gold was asked to become board chair of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, he knew he would need an effective partner to accomplish the reinvention of Federation he envisioned.
Stanley P. Gold wastes few words describing the status of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. "It is largely irrelevant," he said last week. What makes Gold's remark so stark is that on Jan. 1, the sharp-tongued and fast-paced Gold, a 65-year-old self-described "monomaniac on a mission," will take over lay leadership at The Federation as chairman of the board.
The University of Southern California, once considered a bastion of WASP elitism, has capped a decade of transformation by naming Stanley Gold as its first Jewish board chairman.